Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Meet Petra Chilombe, 19. This girl has made a difference against all odds and is an example to the girl child in our society. If there are any children that have lived a life of sorrow, she is one of them. Loosing both parents before she could even celebrate her tenth birthday!
Petra lost her father when she was only three years old and when she was just turning nine, her mother also died. She stayed with a number of foster parents for a while before an auntie came along and provided a much more stable home for her. Unfortunately, just when she was about to write her junior high school examinations, her auntie's husband died too, and she was left with an unemployed auntie who depended on selling vegetables at the market to make ends meet. It was a struggle for the auntie to provide food for the family, late alone provide school requirements for Petra in addition to her own children. Because of this, Petra had to be 'sacrificed' and was out of school for a while, until the ministry of Forgotten Voices came to Zambia and partnered with her local church. She was taken back to school and now is in her final year of high school. Her examination fees have now been fully paid and she is studying hard for her end of year exams.
Your choosing to say "yes" to helping orphans in Africa, has enabled this young girl's hopes of a bright future be rekindled. It is very rare for vulnerable girls like her to survive forced marriages just because of her life predicament in our society. Credit goes to the ministry of Pastor Mashonga's local church that has nurtured orphans like her and played a pivotal role in her life to even reach her final grade of high school. She has now set her goals on studying to become a nurse in one of the hospitals of Zambia when she completes school, so she says!!
This is what your donation to Forgotten Voices does to the voiceless in our society. Do not grow weary in doing good for the Lord is aware and will not forget you; Hebrews 6: 10. Donate to the ministry of Forgotten Voices now and be an instrument of hope to one more child in need.
Your fellow servant in Christ,
Written by Remmy at 2/09/2010 01:30:00 PM