Last year, when Blessings Sambo, Regional Support Team Leader in Zambia, visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he met a two-year-old boy, Praise*. Praise has always known his grandmother to be his mother – his own mother died a few days after he was born, and out of a complete miracle, his grandmother was able to breastfeed him. Blessings shared Praise's story as it brought him to a deep place of brokenness and compassion. Read his entire story here.
Just a few weeks ago, Blessings had the opportunity to return to the DRC and visit Praise again. He shares an update about him and says, “This year Praise turned three. Last year when I met him, he was very sick – at two years old he was not able to stand on his own. I had very little hope that he would make it in life. We surrounded him with prayer and interceded, but I still had little hope, and doubt overwhelmed my heart. But this year, I was looking forward to meeting Praise. As I was chatting, I turned around and saw Praise standing very strong; I felt very encouraged!”
Blessings continues, “Being on his own two feet, Praise represents many of our children. We go to different countries and see children going through similar things, and many of them are alive because of the commitment of the Care Workers.” This family still needs prayer, as Grandmother Bertha is still very sick, struggling with diabetes and high blood pressure, however she has hope that her grandson will continue to grow healthy and strong!
*name has been changed