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Hands Of Hope – Hands of Hope cares for orphans and children at risk in Zimbabwe in partnership with the local church.

July 2014

 

 

 

Hands of Hope July 2014 Newsletter

We recently celebrated “Father’s Day” remembering our earthly fathers. God, our Heavenly Father, knows that every child needs a dad and other male role models. What about the over 150 million orphan children in the world who don’t have an earthly father?

“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Ps 68:5-6

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I would like to introduce you to a “fatherless” boy! He was found abandoned in a high density area close to Harare last month and taken to the police station without any identification. Social Welfare informed Pastor Henry, who went with his team to pick him up. He was given the name is Sky and is now in one of our 3 HOH homes in Rugare where he is being loved.

They estimate Sky’s age to be about 4 months but he appears to be older in this picture. He has such a chubby little face that invites a kiss or two. Our hearts leap out to a baby like this – but try to picture “God’s Father Heart”, if you can!

“Jehovah defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien,giving him food and clothing.” Deut. 10:18

“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isa 1:17

Did you notice what God does and what we are to do? God is speaking to His people through Isaiah emphatically reminding them that the reason they (God’s people) are in such dire circumstances is because of their lack of compassion and justice. We (God’s people) are to defend these abandoned ones because the “fatherless” are defenseless.

We can’t begin to thank you enough for being co-laborers with HOH in taking up the defense of children from “hard places.”

Because of Jesus and His love, Website – hohafrica.org
Glen and Patty glen@valleychurch.org