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."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Giving Voice to the Brethren in Christ Church, Copperbelt

The BICC Copperbelt Orphan Care ministry is currently assisting about 100 orphans and other vulnerable children through their schooling. A regular supply of food supplements has also been extended to some of these children's homes because of their HIV status. About 10 members of the church are to be trained as home based care givers. The church also intends to empower widows, most of whom are HIV positive and not in formal employment, through small loans that will help them to run sustainable businesses like vegetable gardening and poultry farming. This initiative is intended to be a revolving fund to help the needy members.

Listening to the local church pastor narrate story after story of how poverty is ravaging the community around, then you understand the meaning of God's calling. God calls us to be defenders of the vulnerable in society and most of these do not have enough to eat, let alone take their children to school. But through the partnership with FVI, ministry has been made much more bearable for these forgotten men and women of God.

Be part of the ministry of Forgotten Voices and make a difference to a child's life in Africa as you demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

You can give today at to help us keep this project going! We need to raise $4,000 by midAugust. Thanks for your consideration.

Remmy Hamapande, Program Director - Zambia

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