When six-year-old Brian’s* mother was pregnant with him, his father left the home, denying that Brian was his son. Then, at only eight months old, Brian’s mother left her son. Since then, Brian has lived with his ageing grandmother, Mildred*. With little means to provide for her grandson, life was extremely challenging for the small family. When local volunteer Care Workers in Chisamba heard Brian’s story and saw the family’s vulnerability, they invited baby Brian to the Care Point. The care that Brian has received extends far beyond just his physical needs.
Initially, when Brian started coming to the Care Point, he wouldn’t smile and the hurt and anger of being rejected by his parents was evident. With God’s strength, the Care Workers didn’t give up on him, and instead committed to helping Brian work through his pain and start a journey towards healing. Regularly, Brian and Mildred are visited in their home by their Care Worker, Winfrieda, who brings support and encouragement. The transformation in Brian’s life can be seen by the smile on his face and his desire to play with his friends at the Care Point. Mildred shares that “since the Care Workers have helped me, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.”
50 of the most vulnerable children in Chisamba receive a daily meal, access to education and access to basic health care.
This thatched hut is used for cooking and storage in Chisamba community.
The children wait patiently as one of the Care Workers fills up a bucket of water.
Krumwiede Church Team, we appreciate your faithfulness in continuing to love and support the Care Workers and the most vulnerable children in Chisamba Community, Zambia, and your willingness to learn and be challenged.