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"I Am Not Forgotten" - Bongmusa's Story

"I Am Not Forgotten" - Bongmusa's Story

This month we’re pleased to announce our “I Am Not Forgotten” campaign. The number of children orphaned and vulnerable because of the prevalence of HIV/AIDs in southern Africa is heartbreaking. But even in the darkest of circumstances, stories like Bongmusa’s shine a bright light. Read on to be encouraged today!

Can you imagine living in a homestead where the dirt floor floods every time it rains? Bongmusa is 19 years old and lives near our Mbekelweni CarePoint in Swaziland, Africa. His father is in prison, and his mother deserted the family when he was 12 years old. His older siblings dropped out of school due to lack of funds and now live away from the homestead, doing any part-time work they can find. When it rains, Bongmusa sits alone in the dark as the water rises ankle deep in his home.

Bongmusa fully committed himself to the Lord in 2012. He is a talented musician and songwriter who plays drums with the River Valley Church worship team in addition to playing the organ and singing. He is known to always greet people with a big smile.

This young man has participated in the most of the activities our Mbekelweni CarePoint has to offer. He often eats dinner there and is involved in the Youth Club. He also enrolled in our Skills Training program and is now an experienced gardener and leather bracelet maker—skills that help him pay for his high school fees.

Bongmusa has a shy and tender heart, and until recently, had no one with whom to share his struggles. But this year, he’s found a friend in Dorrine, the house mother at the I Am Not Forgotten home for orphans near the CarePoint. He’s been invited to share meals and do his homework under the electric lights of the home. His participation in the IANF orphanage has contributed to his steadily improving grades, as well. He is learning to trust adults as they are reaching out to help him. Because of the support of Children’s Cup from people like you, Bongmusa’s future surely looks bright!

Your action today with our I Am Not Forgotten campaign will mean freedom and a future for those affected by HIV/AIDs tomorrow.

Will you prayerfully consider sowing a seed into our efforts through our I Am Not Forgotten ministry today?  

Some children are in difficult enough circumstances that we move them into our I Am Not Forgotten homes to receive 24/7 care. Many of them are HIV positive.

 

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