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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.

December 2012

December Newsletter

 “The Lord will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for His own glory.” Isaiah. 61:3

Fountain of Hope Children`s Home which is also called Peniel Centre (a name derived from the Bible when Jacob was given a new name, Israel) provides hope, a family and future to abandoned, abused and homeless orphans. The church ministers to these precious children by sharing Christ and allowing Him to transform them from the inside out. The Lord is taking away their sorrows, drying their tears and giving them hope!

Pictured here are the children who are being loved, nurtured and educated by the church.  Pastor Gideon, sent me a great newsletter last week with several pictures and stories of orphans who are being rescued.  He said, “To improve their dignity and confidence at school, we ensure that school fees are paid for them during the first week of the school term.  We also make sure they go to school clad in smart, clean school uniforms.”

Ayanda, (4th from the right) came to Peniel Center without a birth-certificate. She was told by the school authorities that she would not be allowed to participate in any public event. The FOH staff worked with social welfare and after a very painful process were able to obtain one for Ayanda!

Since almost all of the children have been abused, the church recently ran 2 psycho-social camps for these children together with some of the 50 children that HOH feeds daily at the church.  The camp was a blessing to the orphans who are beginning to share at deeper levels the fear, hurt and shame in their lives!

We can’t begin to thank you for being on our HOH team.  But thanks!

For Him and for the children,

Glen and Patty