This Week: New Year, New Harvest!

VOH Bwiza (Burundi) Update: Baptisms!

At VOH Bwiza we are very thankful for the past year, despite the many challenges we faced here in Burundi and around the world. We learnt many lessons, especially to appreciate what we have and that nothing is to be taken for granted. We are very happy to share that as some of our older children have been studying the Bible they asked if they could be baptized! We were able to safely baptize them while still following COVID-19 protocols.

VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Meet Chanda

VOH Chongwe would like you to meet Chanda. Sadly, Chanda lost both of her parents when she was very young. She joined our VOH Chongwe family in 2011 when she was just 9 years old and in grade 3. Chanda has been a part of the discipleship classes Uncle Serge leads and she is a very good example for the younger children here at the center. We are very excited for Chanda, who is now 18 years old and has just completed her high school education. She hopes to become a flight attendant in the future. For now, Chanda is living in one of our youth homes and provides assistance and leadership in our discipleship program.

VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Manson’s Story

VOH Kitwe would like you to meet 11-year-old Manson. Manson was brought to our VOH center by social welfare in 2016 after he was abandoned by his mother at the bus station when he was just 6 years old. We are so proud of Manson and how well he is doing at school and how well he gets along with his house mother and the other kids living with him in our children’s homes! This year Manson is starting grade 4. He is a very good student and takes advantage of every opportunity to develop academically. We know he will grow to be a successful young man with a bright future!

We are so grateful to all of our VOH sponsors for making stories like Manson’s possible. If you would like to sponsor a VOH child, visit our Child Sponsorship page!

VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Growing Maize

Early last year, the older children and staff here at VOH Luongo embarked on a field project where we planted maize to make our staple food, n’shima. We are happy to share that our maize crop has grown and is doing well. Through this project we are can teach the kids how to grow food, which will be a valuable skill as they get older. The kids were so excited to visit the field after Christmas break and see the great harvest we will have!

VOH Malawi Update: New Ablution Blocks

At VOH Malawi we are so excited that our new ablution (washroom) block is well underway! We are thankful to the donor who has made this project possible.

VOH Zimbabwe Update: Meet Tapiwa

This week at VOH Zimbabwe, we would like you to meet Tapiwa (which means “given by God”). She is a sweet young girl who was born on Christmas Day in 2010. Tapiwa was brought to VOH when she was just one month old. She is now in Grade 6 and was made a school prefect last year. Tapiwa is a very smart young girl. Her hobbies include reading and knitting. One day she wants to be a doctor. We are committed to doing all we can to see this dream become a reality!