This Week: Merry Christmas from VOH!

This week at VOH Africa, we are preparing for the holidays with Christmas trees, decorations, and food hampers!

There’s still time to gift Christmas Hope Packs!

This year we want to once again bless our VOH children with gifts in the form of Christmas Hope Packs!

Each pack costs $25 and contains a variety of gifts including books, clothing, and candy.

We’ve already raised over $65,000 towards our $75,000 goal!

Help us put smiles on the faces of our children once again by supporting this year’s Christmas Hope Packs campaign!

VOH Bulale (Tanzania): Christmas Food Hampers

This week at VOH Bulale, we distributed food hampers to the parents and guardians of our children. These hampers will ensure our community children have something on the table during Christmas. 

Due to their families’ financial constraints, a lot of the children live with food insecurity. These hampers will make a tremendous difference by bringing the spirit of giving right into their homes. 

The VOH Bulale community wishes all our donors and friends a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

VOH Bwiza (Burundi): Decorating for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner, and at VOH Bwiza, we are counting down the days!

This week, the children are busy decorating our Christmas tree. The children understand that Christmas is special for Christians as it reminds us of Jesus’s birth. They are filled with joy and excitement as they prepare for the big day. 

On December 23rd, we will all get together to celebrate at our centre. After three years of not gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be wonderful to all be together for the holiday. 

From all of us at VOH Bwiza, we wish you a very merry Christmas! 

VOH Chongwe (Zambia): Ready for Christmas

The children of VOH Chongwe are excited about the Christmas season. It’s a beautiful time for them to gather, spread goodwill, and celebrate God’s immense love. 

The children always look forward to receiving small gifts, including candy, balloons and toys. Small as they may be, these gifts always put a big smile on their faces. 

This year, the children also received food hampers for themselves and their families so they can enjoy a Christmas meal together. The hampers contained maize meal, cooking oil, sugar, salt and a chicken. 

We are so grateful to our donors and sponsors who help us look after these beautiful children year after year. From all of us at VOH Chongwe, we wish you a very merry Christmas!

VOH Kitwe (Zambia): Christmas Food Hampers

Christmas is a time of giving and sharing. This week, the children from VOH Kitwe received food hampers for themselves and their families. 

Each hamper included a chicken, a bag of mealie meal, a bottle of cooking oil, sugar, salt, bath soap, biscuits and sweets. The parents who accompanied the children to get their hampers were very grateful as they witnessed the distribution and the joy it brought their children. 

Looking at the cost of living in Zambia, even buying a bag of mealie meal and a chicken is a big deal to most families in our surrounding communities as most of them are unemployed. These food hampers will allow our children to enjoy a Christmas meal with their families. 

We are so grateful we can bless the children with these hampers. It meant a lot to them and their families.

We want to say a big thank you to all of our sponsors and donors who make initiatives like this possible. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 

VOH Luongo (Zambia): Christmas Story Time

The festive season is here again, and it’s time to spread and receive love. 

This week at VOH Luongo, the children love hearing stories, so one of the teachers read a story about the Grinch, why he hated Christmas and why he decided to love Christmas again. 

The children were so attentive during the story. In response, they said that one thing they learnt was that Christmas giving should come straight from the heart and should be received with an open heart. 

This holiday spirit of giving is why we are so grateful to be able to gift our children with food hampers for themselves and their families. The children were so excited when they received their hampers!

We are so grateful to all who contributed to putting smiles on the faces of VOH Luongo children so they can have a bright Christmas holiday. VOH Luongo wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

VOH Malawi: Packing Food Hampers

This week at VOH Malawi, the spirit of Christmas is alive as we kick off preparations for the festive season. 

Our annual tradition of providing food hampers to all the children in our program is underway. With just two weeks until we close the centre for the Christmas holidays, the team is busy packing essential food items that will bring joy to the kids and their families.

A heartening collaboration has unfolded, with staff from all departments coming together to pack the food items efficiently. This collective effort enhances the effectiveness of the task, and we eagerly anticipate distributing these gifts to the children.

The hampers include staples like rice, beans, cooking oil, salt, sugar, and soy. This year, we are particularly excited about having the resources to bless the children with these gifts, knowing that they will support their families over the holidays.

We extend our deepest gratitude for the generous donations that continue to infuse hope into the lives of the children we are privileged to serve. Your support makes moments like these possible and truly meaningful for our VOH family. Merry Christmas!

VOH Maramvya (Burundi): Preparing for Christmas

As the Christmas holiday approaches, the atmosphere at VOH Maramvya is filled with excitement and anticipation. 

This week, the staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to ensure the children experience a joyous Christmas and holiday full of love. They have been busy purchasing items for our Christmas celebration, which is fast approaching. 

The children are ecstatic to be part of the team decorating the rooms for Christmas. They happily participate by making decorations like handmade drawings and festive banners. 

In addition, the children have also started practicing some Christmas skits and games to showcase their talents. 

Amidst the holiday excitement, the children are also writing their end-of-term exams. We know they will do well!

From all of us at VOH Maramvya, we wish you a very merry Christmas!

VOH Mongu (Zambia): Embracing the Spirit of Christmas

Christmas at our VOH Mongu homes is a heartwarming and joyous occasion, radiating with infectious laughter and excitement. The air is filled with anticipation as the children come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. 

In the days leading up to Christmas, there’s an undeniable buzz of energy as preparations commence within the children’s homes. With beaming smiles, the children eagerly craft decorations and create special Christmas-themed artwork, infusing the atmosphere with their creativity and enthusiasm.

The spirit of togetherness permeates every activity at the homes during the holiday season. They engage in various activities, from singing carols to talking through the story of Jesus’ birth, embodying the true essence of Christmas.

Amidst the festivities, there’s a sense of gratitude and reflection as the children understand the significance of this celebration. They eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas day, not just for the gifts or treats, but to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ—a momentous event that holds profound meaning in their lives. As they gather around, sharing stories and expressing their hopes for the future, the sense of unity and love within the homes grows stronger.

Christmas at the homes is a reminder of these children’s resilience, hope, and unwavering spirit. It’s a time when the love they receive from the house mothers and the bonds they’ve formed with each other shine brightly, making every moment in their journey at VOH Mongu a cherished memory.

Merry Christmas from all of us at VOH Mongu!

VOH Mwanza (Tanzania): Christmas Party Preparation 

Get ready for the magic of Christmas at VOH Mwanza! Our decorations are up, and the festive vibes are kicking in as we prepare for our Christmas party.

The children and youth are busy rehearsing as they prepare for presentations of dances, skits, songs and many other fun activities for our Christmas party. The party will include VOH staff, children, and a few special guests. The excitement is contagious, and we’re eagerly counting down to the big celebration.

As we celebrate this, our hearts are full of gratitude for all who have donated to our ministry, making a lasting difference in the lives of our precious children.

May the Lord richly bless you. Merry Christmas!

VOH Zimbabwe: Visit from Santa

The children of VOH Zimbabwe are already in the Christmas mood and looking forward to celebrations with various local partners who come and throw parties for them. 

Recently, they got a visit from Santa! He usually brings along goodies that children look forward to and appreciate. 

We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas! Let us celebrate Christ this season, remembering how good He has been to us and how wonderful it is to have known Him. 

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