Sunday, March 14, 2010
About thirty five orphaned children in Chipulukusu (sometimes called Mapalo, which means 'blessings') could not hide their joy as they received school shoes, jerseys, uniforms, pencils, pens and books for their school. Kola Baptist Church was a center of activity as Sarah called out names and children came forward to receive their share.
All this was made possible because of your donation to the ministry of the local church through Forgotten Voices. By saying "yes" to helping orphans in Africa, you have rekindled the hopes of these little ones whose parent, and in most cases both parents, have died. They will forever appreciate your assistance as they have no one to help them except the local church. Through the local church, FVI has been a blessing to these children at Kola Baptist and its ministry within the surrounding community.
One old woman pulled me aside and said, "this is the first time such help has been rendered to our church's orphans and we have no words to describe the joy we are feeling now; We struggle to feed our grandchildren let alone taking them to school is just but a luxury and now part of our burden is lifted". I must mention here that in this community most of these kids, indeed, are being kept by their grannies as most parents have since died from HIV related deaths exacerbated by poverty.
There is nothing that satisfies my heart than seeing these little ones smile again and look into the future through an education you are helping them receive because of your help. Remember, God will never "...forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them" Hebrews 6: 10.
Your fellow servant in God's ministry,
Written by Remmy at 3/14/2010 02:25:00 PM