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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.

May 2015

 

 

 

 

Hands of Hope May 2015 Newsletter

 

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench (stifle) the Spirit” 1 Thess. 5:16-17

Rejoicing and Giving Thanks

For the last 2 ½ weeks we have hosted a team from our home church – Valley Church! Despite losing electricity for a good portion of our camp time and having 2 ½ days of rain, the team didn’t lose joy, dependence, or gratitude and I don’t believe the Holy Spirit was stifled. Honestly we couldn’t have asked for a better servant team who loved children from “hard places” with the love of Jesus! They all gave themselves away and together with our Hands of Hope staff, the children I believe, experienced God’s giving, forgiving, caring, cleansing, healing and forever love in a fresh way! Oh, how I wish all of you could have been here – but you were through your prayers and sacrificial support. We had 55 precious children from 2 different feeding projects each week. The Bible stories, crafts, drama, puppets, fun games, team games and Bible memory were outstanding.

While there was much rejoicing, there were also many tears as some of the children opened up a little to the dire situations that they face. If I am not mistaken, 21 children made decisions for Jesus. We are thankful to our loving Lord and to each of you! Both weeks, the Team purchased Bibles for the children who didn’t have a personal copy of God’s Word! They were very grateful.

Tawonanyasha

tawonanyasha

We were also able to have a meal in two of our homes with the children despite a full schedule. One of the homes that we visited was Shammah Children’s Home. Some of the team members were able to hold Tawonanyasha. She is the newest family member being cared for in our HOH homes. She came to us on the 2nd of April after being abandoned at a clinic in Mbare – a high density area. Swerma, Pastor Abel’s wife, is holding her in the picture and she is now just a little over a month old. She was a three day early Easter gift!

We rejoice and give thanks for each of you as together we continue by God’s grace to rescue children at risk.

For Jesus sake and for the children,                                                                                   Website – hohafrica.org Glen and Patty                                                                                                                     glen@valleychurch.org