Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The faces of the children. . .

I’ll call her Bella.

Bella is four years old and not yet in school. She lives with her mother and her sister Zima. The family attends church, but the father recently took another wife. Bella and her sister and mother continued living with the father and his new wife. It wasn’t long until the new wife died. Then Bella’s father died.

Now Bella’s mother is sick. There’s a very good chance that she won’t live long. AOM’s orphan program helps Bella and her mother with medication, food supplies, and spiritual counseling. When Bella starts school, they will provide school supplies and uniforms for her.

According to UNICEF, “Thousands of Zimbabweans die from HIV-related illnesses every week, and over 1 million children have been orphaned.”

Please pray for the thousands of children like Bella who are in desperate need of help.

If you are interested in becoming a sponcer through AOM, please contact us at Aom Orphan Sponsor information




  1. Wow, Lisa. Powerful series.

  2. Oh my goodness, Lisa! My heart just wrenches for Bella. I ache for children like her. Does AOM partner with anyone to do adoptions? Or is the focus more to keep the children there and provide medical and educational needs?