- The Discipleship Income-generating (DIG) training for widowed moms so they provide for their children and not have to leave them as orphans.
- Orphan Care Character Club - helps orphans with food and teaching about growing in Christ.
- Bio-sand water filter outreach program - builds water filters in oppressed rural areas and shares the gospel message that Jesus is the Living Water.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Life has not been kind to Lillian. She grew up in extreme poverty and was married at the young age of 15. She bore three daughters. Shortly after, her husband ran off with a witchcraft woman and no one has seen or heard from him. That was 5 years ago; 5 years of desperately struggling to survive and put food into the mouths of her hungry little girls. The option of placing her children into an orphanage loomed over her head like a threatening cloud, ready to consume her last joy of life – being a mother. But God had other plans for Lillian, plans of good and not evil, to give her a future with hope.
After participating in the Discipleship Income-Generating (DIG) training, Lillian learned who Christ is in her and who she is in Christ. She’s chosen to live in forgiveness and generosity. Lillian is now managing an emerging ministry enterprise in an oppressed area that longs for redemption. She creates beauty with her hands. Her customers are women like herself, who have very little but will spare a few shillings to sit in her quiet shop and have their hair braided. It’s a place of escape from the ever-demanding days in the slums. Soft voices share stories, testimonies and prayers for a new tomorrow. For Lillian, her new tomorrow has come.
Mildred needs prayer for her son who is very sick with a kidney disease.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Dennis met us at the gate. Running along side the car, he showed us where to park. Dennis doesn’t put out his hand for us to shake because he has no arms. Instead, he bows his head for us to touch, and he responds with a sweet smile. Dennis is 9 years old. He writes and draws with ease. He’s also a mischievous clown. While Lisa was giving the kids balloons, so many little hands stretched out wanting one; all of a sudden a small foot reached in, bending it’s toes around a red balloon trying to lift it from the pile. “Dennis!” Lisa teased him, “If you do that again, I’m gonna tickle that foot!” He grinned, bumping his head against her arm.
Below are some more photos of our day at Joyland. Ask Tavin and David (Carolyne’s son) how the boys with significant physical challenges teamed up to play an exciting game of soccer, till the ball popped!
Asante sana for your prayers, support and encouragement.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
We're processing how to serve a couple ministries here. One is Joyland - a school for 276 children who come from various homes and orphanages to receive an education. This is a unique school because the kids are physically challenged, many living with significant birth defects that could be better managed if they were in a developed country. In the future, we will be sharing their stories and photos of fun times we spend with them. We’re doing this for a couple of reasons.
One, they asked us to post their pictures because they are proud of who they are and what they can do. Too many people look away when they see a small boy with no arms or a little girl with deformed legs and no hands. These children don’t want to be ignored, nor do they want to be stared at like a freak show. They simply want what other “normal” children get everyday – affirmation for their accomplishments, encouragement to continue working hard, concern for their problems, playfulness and hugs, yeah – plenty of hugs. The other reason we’ll share is because the kids a Joyland are part of our lives. We love them, and we hope they will find a warm place in your heart too.
Below is a photo of our chickens and rooster who also makes ministry of intercession happen by waking us up at 4:30 am everyday to pray! (We’re praying we don’t kill him!)
Thanks so much for your prayers, support and encouragement.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
|Mark making chalk boards.|
|Carolyne, learning to be a facilitator.|
|Sharing with the women.|
|The women symbolically bury their offenses.|
|Balancing an egg - it's possible!|
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|Our second training was held in a small room set up near Carolyne's shop.|
|Communion with the widowed moms.|
Lois and her small son, TAVIN (yes, she named him after our boy).
Lois sews and embroiders to provide for her children.
She also shares the blessings God's given her with other widowed moms.
|Florence sells vegetables to earn a living so she can care for her two boys.|
|Florance's boys, who now do not have to live in an orphanage.|
testimonies of redemption. We're currently designing a blog for them to share their stories. We'll let you know when it's up and running.
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