40 Days of Prayer - Day 32. Pray for the relationships between Care Workers, caregivers, and the children we serve. Many of our Care Workers and caregivers are wounded themselves. Pray for God’s transformational grace and love to heal their inner wounds so that they will in turn pour out grace and love to the children they care for. Pray for unity and peace between these relationships and that God’s love would fill every void left from a damaged relationship.#40Days2017 In the rural community of Sommerset, there is a dedicated volunteer Care Worker named Theresa. It is fitting that her name is Theresa because she serves as a mother figure to the children in this community who do not have mothers. Theresa cares for and visits two children named Joseph* and Maria* who attend the Care Point. Joseph and his sister Maria are frequently left home alone without the proper care and attention that they need. Their mother has been known to disappear and leave the children for weeks at a time. Theresa has stepped in to ensure that they have a safe place to stay in their mothers absence. She has become a mother figure to the children. It has taken time for Joseph to learn to trust Theresa and to open up with her because of his deep inner wounds. Theresa's unfailing commitment to care for the children in her community has earned her the respect and trust of these two children. Now, Joseph is open and feels free to share.
Gogo Lusha reflectes on the support that she and her family get at the Care Point in Sommerset Community, South Africa. “I come here to cry and my life is here, if my kids get life here then I also get life here” - Gogo Lusha
"It was very special visiting this family for a second time in Sommerset Community, South Africa. I was encouraged to see the relationship that is continuing to build between the Gogo and Audrey, the Hazyview local office coordinator. The Gogo struggles to support her three grandchildren but Audrey is helping and encouraging her amidst the challenges they are facing." - Jen Waspe, International Volunteer (UK)