“While I was in Mozambique, I had the opportunity to be a part of the expansion into our new community, Chigodole. One of the boys that I met, Patrick*, comes from a family with six siblings. His mother lives with them but she has a mental disability. He has two older brothers who are out looking for work to help support the family. One of the younger boys was wearing a skirt because the family had no other clothes. I pushed to visit his home because I saw the wound on his hand which had lots of bugs and dirt in it. I helped to clean the wound and show his mother the easiest way to keep it clean. It was unbelievably tragic because even after he had been cleaned up, the clothes that he was wearing were soiled and dirty.”
Jackie Okinda (African Volunteer, #Kenya) reflects on a home that she visited while she was in Mozambique for three months, encouraging and supporting the Hands at Work local office team in Chimoio.
Patrick is 1 of 53 children attending the Chigodole Care Point where he receives a hot and nutritious meal daily. Since he started coming to the Care Point, he received a new set of clothes. Pray for a continued transformation in his life as he is loved and cared for by the local volunteer Care Workers.