Faith Children’s Village News
Greetings from Faith Children’s Village
A new year has begun and that marks the start of a new academic year at Faith Children’s Village. School is an important and life changing part of a child’s development at Faith Children’s Village. Our children who have not had opportunity to study and learn are now realizing their dreams of reading and writing.
Two children who are excited about school are Rachel and Leah Katongo. In October, 2007 Rachel and Leah’s mom died while giving birth to these girls. Their father was unable to care for these two newborn children. Through the efforts of Pastor Mwanisa of Faith Baptist Church in Kakolo and FCV missionary nurse Helen Berman, Faith Children’s Village welcomed these two little girls into the FCV family. Today Rachel and Leah are cheerful, energetic, well-adjusted 4th graders. When asked what one thing they are most thankful for, both will answer with a big smile “being able to go to school.” Leah wants to be a teacher one day and Rachel has a future dream of becoming a nurse.
Every child at Faith Children’s Village has future dreams and ambitions. Please keep our children in prayer asking the LORD to provide them with academic wisdom and perseverance to achieve His will for their lives.
We are also excited to congratulate Shadreck Banda, Memory Kabwe and Natasha Mwaba for successfully passing their Grade 9 national examinations! Failure to pass these standardized exams means the child must rewrite or stop school! You can imagine how excited these guys are to now be enrolled in Grade 10 classes!
This year it is our goal to welcome 11 new children to the Village. This will bring the number of children who call FCV home from 64 to 75. We bear a great responsibility for every new child that comes into our family. Please pray for God’s provision, wisdom and guidance as we work through the applications and make decisions on who we should accept. Watch our FCV Facebook page and website for updates and photos!
We are so grateful to have you walking beside us as we minister to the children at FCV. Thank you for your unceasing prayers, support and words of encouragement. May GOD continue to richly bless each of you.
Pastor Mukuka Chilando
Director – Faith Children’s Village
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