Day 22 – Primary Caregivers
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:31
In many of the most vulnerable communities in countries like Swaziland, orphaned children are being cared for by their grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings or other relatives who have themselves experienced trauma, similar to the children under their care. Pray for complete healing and restoration in the lives of Primary Caregivers, that they will be set free from their inner brokenness. Pray that as they experience the transformational love and grace of Christ, they will feel compelled to pour out this same love and grace to the children that they are caring for. Pray that they will see the Life Centres as a safe place where they can share their burdens with and encourage one another.
Nonhle and her grandmother, Gogo Mavembela, live in the community of Sthobela on the border of Swaziland. Gogo Mavembela is one of thousands of Primary Caregivers dedicated to caring for their children alongside their Care Workers. Lift up in prayer Gogo Mavembela and other Primary Caregivers that you know by name.