Missions in Africa, Inc.
November 18, 2008
Dear Friends and Family,
Grace and peace to you in Jesus name!
Featured Picture: “Nothando Released from RFM Hospital”
The Lord has been doing amazing things by caring for the orphaned and vulnerable children in the nation of Swaziland. This latest testimony is about a little 5 year old girl by the name of Nothando Simelane. She attends our Children’s Cup CarePoint located in Makhulweni. Nothando was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) in May of 2008. She started on medical treatment, but her parents failed to administer the medication consistently. She has both a father and mother; however, they are not mentally capable of caring for her. The father has an intelligence level of a 10 year old, and the mother, of a 5 year old.
Unfortunately, because her parents were inconsistent in giving her the medication, her body built up immunity and she developed what is known as “Super TB”. For little Nothando, it now became a matter of life and death. She became extremely sick and was hospitalized in October. Since then, she has received proper care and medication and has responded well to the TB treatment. It was time for her to be released but doctors, nurses and social welfare all agreed that she should not be released to her parents. If she went home, her parents would fail again in giving her the medication and she would die. Everyone agreed, it would be best for her to be placed in foster care.
We continued to pray and ask the Lord what was best for the child. We knew of a foster care home in Mbabane and called to see if they had any room…..and praise God, they had room enough for one additional child. So last Tuesday, we picked up Nothando from the hospital and took her to her new “home”. She was so excited! She now has a loving mother to care for her, give her medication regularly, a warm place to sleep, and regular meals.
The Lord has an amazing way of caring for children that have no other hope.
Psalm 72:12-14 reads, “For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.”
May the Lord Bless you! Please join us this Thanksgiving by thanking God for the many blessings he has given us. We also thank God for each of you, for your prayers, financial support and encouraging words!
Randy, Karen and Shelly Brennan
Serving the Lord in Swaziland