Missions in Africa, Inc.
Feb 21, 2008
Dear Friends and Family,
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
We would like to tell you a little bit about our “CarePoint” here in Mangwaneni. It is designed to be a safe place where the children in the community can come for “care”.
Mangwaneni CarePoint is located across the street from a dump. (See picture #1) The community itself has roughly 200 homes and 1800-2000 people live in the area. Of that total, many are children, some single orphans and some double orphans. It is heart breaking to see the poverty and the conditions that some of the children live in.
We are getting to know people in the community and life for them is very difficult. Many have to live off of what they find at the dump because jobs are hard to find and unemployment is very high. Others choose to live in these conditions because this is all they have ever known.
There is so much to do and the needs are so great….but our primary focus is the children: loving them, feeding them, providing medical care, teaching them basic English, teaching them the Word of God and providing them with a safe place to be during the day. (See picture #2)
Please pray for the children, that they will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. (See picture #3)) Also, pray for their safety and that the Lord will provide for all of their needs. Please pray for us as well, that we will truly ‘be imitators of Christ” to everyone that the Lord places around us.