With Thanks to Our Partners
by Elizabeth Mativo
Children under school sponsorship were reported to have been doing well academically. I am confident that the selection of the brightest and needy students is given priority. Their academic performance is quite good, though some children are weak and need a lot of hand holding.
We are trying our best. Twenty two orphaned children are under school sponsorship; twelve are doing lower primary, seven are in high school, one special child and finally two in university.
|Elizabeth with Dennis, one of our university students.|
|This is where widowed Kalekye lives with her 8 orphaned grandchildren.|
|One of Kaleyky's 8 orphaned grandchildren outside her home.|
Christmas, thirty five solar lamps were handed to most needy widowed women and orphaned children. They are low maintenance thus don’t need batteries. The theme, Matthew 5:14 and John 8:12, was used to encourage families that Jesus should shine in their hearts and they should also become light to others by testifying what the Lord has done for them.
They have seen changes in their lives because of Christ, access to education, clean water, Bibles, farming tools, food, chickens, goats and now with the lamps, they no longer have to suffer through kerosene fumes.
The women also got fertilizers and planting seeds and the usual gift basket of flour, sugar, soap, rice and cooking oil.
Two of the widowed women each got a mattress and two blankets. They used to sleep on rags and thanks to your compassion they were given a better place to sleep.
|A nice new bed, mattress and 2 blankets set up inside her home.|
Finally, the beginning of 2015 is here, Philippians 3:14 says “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”.
I desire more than anything to continue sharing God’s hope in new ways and in new places and I thank you again for partnering with me in this ministry.
I’m confident that God will continue to guide and provide for our ministry, for your businesses and for our families as we honor Him.
I thank God for his grace upon my life. I have been well and continue to experience the Lords faithfulness. Thanks for all who constantly send an encouraging message through Dawn or even through a written card. It lifts my spirits up. Thank you for your prayers for me and believing in me. I look forward to your visit this year God willing.