Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Helping to make life better

Vivian Kanema's baby could not walk or stand up for the past three and half years because of her condition. The baby was born with some complications which included cerebral palsy. This made the young mother's life unbearable. Vivian is a double orphan and dropped out of school when no one was willing to pay for her education. She later got pregnant. However, life became even more difficulty when she gave birth to a baby that had cerebral palsy.

With the help of Forgotten Voices' ministry through the local church of Twapia ECZ, the child has been receiving some attention from Arthur Davidson Hospital, a children's hospital nearby. She has been undergoing some physiotherapy and now can stand up on her own and with the help of a walking chair, she can walk. "One day my baby will walk, and hopefully play with other children as a normal child would"; is always her mother's prayer.

The story of Vivian's baby reminds me of the story of King David and Jonathan's son, Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 9. Mephibosheth was crippled and could not walk without assistance, but David showed him kindness and he ate at the King's table all his life. David was said to be a man after God's heart; less wonder he acted this way to the needy. The local church has demonstrated the love of Jesus Christ to this little child whose voice could easily have been shut out and ignored. With the help from the church Vivian's life has been made a little bearable and she is thinking of continuing with her education in the near future.

Remember to donate to the ministry of Forgotten Voices in its partnership with local churches of Southern Africa; you will be helping to make a child's life much better.

Your fellow servant in God's ministry,


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