Mahatshula and Lupane Baptist Churches
Bulawayo and Lupane, Zimbabwe
“Emzini Ka Baba” – My Father’s House
Forgotten Voices partner since 2014
- Begin providing educational assistance to orphans and vulnerable children with payment of school fees, provision of transportation, school supplies and uniforms
- Provide food, home based care and psychosocial support services to orphans within the community
Mahatshula Baptist Church and its church plant, Lupane Baptist Church, were established in 2003. Mahatshula Baptist Church is located in a high density community in Bulawayo. Lupane Baptist Church is located northwest of Bulawayo in a rural, less-populated area that borders a national forest and wildlife preserve. While the geographic regions that the two churches inhabit vastly differ, both churches have been committed to meeting the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in their communities.
Recognizing the necessity of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS in their communities, the Orphan committee embarked on a campaign to promote HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The churches are excited about their new partnership with Forgotten Voices because they will now be able to regularly invest in the lives of these children in new ways – provision of educational expenses and food!
As our partnership with Mahatshula and Lupane Baptist Churches continues, we are looking forward to the expansion of their ministry to children in their diverse communities.