Praise and Worship Event: this week at VOH Africa

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Mwanza: Praise and Worship Event

Recently several of our young people from VOH Mwanza had the opportunity to participate in a city-wide praise and worship event hosted by our partner church, Mwanza Pentecostal Church.

The youth who are part of the MPC worship team worked hard, practicing many hours for weeks leading up to the event.

In addition to the fact they sang and led worship beautifully, we know they have grown spiritually and developed more discipline through being a part of this special event.

For most, it was the first time to be part of such a large event; we are very proud of them! Read More

Pumpkin and Maize Harvest: this week at VOH Africa

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Kitwe: Pumpkin and Maize Harvest!

The moms at VOH Kitwe just harvested maize and pumpkins from their house gardens. It was a joyful thing to see the gardens produce so well after labouring to prepare the land. The children enjoy eating the maize and pumpkins they helped grow.

Some of the maize is dried and ground into a course mealie powder and mixed with roasted groundnuts for a very nutritious and tasty cereal! Read More

Expanding to Bulale: this week at VOH Africa

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Mwanza: Expanding to Bulale!

VOH Mwanza is excited about our new outreach in an area called Bulale. We are getting ready to launch a pre-school and nutrition program very soon!

Recently, while we had a team visiting from Canada, we held an orientation day for all of the children that are starting the program later this month and their caregivers. They were able to come to the site for a day, try out the new playground equipment, see their classrooms, and get a tour.

They also received a nice little gift package from the team with school supplies to help get them started. Everyone is very excited about this new beginning! Read More

Blessing’s Story: this week at VOH Africa

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Burundi: Blessing’s Story

VOH Burundi is thankful for the life of Blessing. When he was just a toddler his mother abandoned him. His mother was in prison with him and she managed to escape but left him behind. A woman from the community rescued this sweet little boy from the prison premises.

Unfortunately, the woman was very old and living in difficult conditions and was not able to keep Blessing with her. She heard about VOH and came to ask if Blessing could stay with us. At that time, he wasn’t able to speak and everyone was convinced that he would never speak. He was unable to communicate because he had been traumatized by the difficult moments that he had faced.

We first shared Blessing’s story three years ago when he came to live with us and we are so thankful for how his life has been impacted in the past three years.

The happiness can be read on his face — Blessing is always smiling and making friends. He also is able to speak and communicate fully! We are excited to see what God has in store for his life! Read More

Moms and Tots Program: this week at VOH Africa

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Mongu: Moms and Tots Program

Here at VOH Mongu, our mothers, aunties, and Occupational Therapist Megan are passionate about getting children ready for school from an early age and giving them the tools and skills necessary to succeed once they begin school.

This is why each week we hold a Moms and Tots program, where all of our little ones at the homes gather with their mothers and aunties. They start off with one of the mothers leading in praise songs and telling a Bible story. After that, the mothers and aunties work to interact with the children on different activities and games that will help develop a child’s fine and gross motor skills.

This exercise also helps teach the children to listen to directions and how to work together with their peers. We love seeing these kids progress each week with the help of their mothers and aunties! Read More

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