June 29th, 2012
“Don’t forget the elder, the widow and the orphan.” – Pastor Ayibongwe
(L-R) Anelle, Bekithemba, Pastor Ayibongwe, Ryan
The last few days have been challenging. I have seen a grandmother who is in the last stages of her fight with HIV/AIDS. She contracted it from caring for her children when they got the disease.
I visited a house that has 19 people living in it. None of the four sons that live there have employment that they have been able to obtain.
In both of these houses, there was a laughter and joy that I did not expect. A praise of God and a gratefulness for their lives and God’s provision.
A pastor whom I spoke with was so excited that Forgotten Voices was partnering with church. So grateful for God’s faithfulness through us. Yet telling us of many more children that need help.
This is our mission. To equip and empower local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS.
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