Racecourse Community, Zambia – There are many negative influences that can impact a young girl, but Olipa, a Care Worker, is committed to being a Godly example in Rhoda’s* life, introducing her to Jesus + His great love for her. Olipa has seen transformation in Rhoda’s life + she is a different child today.
Over the past four years, the Care Workers in the community of Racecourse in Zambia have grown to love 11-year-old Haka* as one of their own daughters. Haka, in many ways, has found the meaning of family through the Christ-like love that she has experienced from these women. In 2014, when Joyce, a volunteer Care Worker, was visiting families in the area, she met Haka and her family. After both of her parents passed away, and there were no other family members to care for her, Haka and her siblings were left in the care of their grandmother. When Haka was first brought to the Care Point by Joyce, she was malnourished and sick, but with a daily meal, her health began to improve.
Despite the physical challenges at home, Christ’s light is shining through Haka and her family. The Care Workers see the transformation in Haka’s life as an incredible source of encouragement. From the tiny malnourished girl whom the Care Workers first found, to the joyful and loving woman that she is steadily becoming, Haka is a shining example of the healing love found only in Christ.
In April there was a Maranatha Workshop for the Primary Caregivers and children in Racecourse Community. The week was broken in half: the first two days for the children and the rest for the Primary Caregivers. During the workshop for the Primary Caregivers, 38 accepted Christ.
One of the grandmothers was struggling with a deep sadness because each year for the past four years one of her children had passed away. Yet as she shared her story God started the healing process in her life. Every Friday since the workshop she has been faithfully attending the Relationship Group with the other Primary Caregivers.
Praise God for the healing and transformation that He brought into the lives of the Primary Caregivers and the children. Pray for continued healing as the Kitwe Service Centre spends time speaking into their lives through Relationship Groups.
100 of the most vulnerable children in Racecourse receive a daily meal, access to education and access to basic health care.
At the Racecourse Care Point, there is a community school where the children are taught.
The Care Workers are committed to bringing life and God’s love to the children they serve even with the simple act of washing the children’s hands.