Missions in Africa, Inc.
April 1, 2010
Dear Friends and Family,
We would like to share about a recent success in Swaziland. Part of our mission is to rescue orphaned and vulnerable children from life threatening situations. We are happy to relay this story about 10 year old Majuba Matsebula and his 5 year old sister Nobuhle.
The children were living with their father and step-mother. Their step-mother did not want them around and was continually driving them away from their home. They would come to Children’s Cup CarePoint in Makholweni during the day where they would eat and be taken care of. Their teacher, Londiwe, noticed their health deteriorating….they were both malnourished, filthy dirty and very deprived of sleep. Teacher Londiwe called Children’s Cup nurse Jessie and asked what could be done for the children.
Within a very short period of time, the children were brought into the “I Am Not Forgotten” project. The “I Am Not Forgotten” project was established for situations just like this. For these two little children, it truly was a life or death situation. They have both tested positive for HIV and needed medicine months ago but the father neglected to seek treatment for the children. So we took them into our temporary emergency shelter for at risk kids. We cleaned them up, got them some clean clothes, filled their bellies with good food, and got them to the HIV clinic for a check-up and badly needed medication. We have had them in our care for about four weeks now and are working toward a permanent orphanage placement.
Please pray for these two beautiful little children that their health will improve and that a permanent placement will open up real soon. Please also pray for the continued success of the “I Am Not Forgotten” project as it continues to make a huge difference in the lives of kids like Majuba and Nobuhle.
Randy, Karen and Shelly
Serving the Lord in Swaziland, Africa