Good News and Bad News

The past month has been filled with good news and also saddening news. As far as good news goes the kids have been doing well in school! Princess is doing well as she is now 6th in her class out of 68,  improving immensely from last year. Brian has been working very hard around the house. He has been doing things without having duties assigned to him. He is becoming a very responsible young man! Prince recently finished his early childhood education commonly referred to as grade zero. He has proven to be a good student. Attached are a few photos of him graduating with his certificate in hand. Please excuse the photo quality as they were taken quickly with one of their phones in Zimbabwe.

However, there as been some unpleasant news which requires many prayers and funds. Godknows has not been doing well. His health is deteriorating rapidly. He has been in and out of the hospital. We have been told that he has not been taking his medication that helps him cope with his aids and tuberculosis for the past few months. He apparently did not tell anyone about this for some reason. The symptoms of the sickness are visible therefore Philip had to confront him about it and bring him back to the hospital to start the treatments over again. Please pray for this situation and if you feel led to donate to help with medication costs please do so via the “donate page”. This situation is frustrating for the entire family at the children’s home and it seems like Godknows’ spirits are down. We know him as a man of joy as shown in a few of the pictures below. Thank you for all of your support!100_1695 100_1701 100_1702 100_1704

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Donation Gift Card

We have donation gift cards! A great way to give during the holidays could be a donation to the Friend’s Of Zimbabwe Children’s Home on someone’s behalf. See the steps below to give a gift in someone’s name.

1) Visit https://christsinitiative.org/donations/

2) Click on the “Donate” button.

If you don’t have an account with paypal look for “Don’t have a PayPal account?  Use your credit card or bank account Continue

3) After you enter the donation amount and your information. Click on “Feel free to leave a message

4) Write in the message box the name of the person you are donating on behalf of and the address you would like the card sent to. It can be the address of the person you are giving the card to or your own address so you can hand the card to them yourself or stick it in their stocking.

If you rather send a check please put on the memo the name of the person and the address to send the card to. Checks can be sent to:

Christ’s Initiative                                                                                                                           232 Bible Hill Rd                                                                                                                 Bennington, NH 03442

Thanks so much for your generous support! Check out the gift card below.Donation Name Card web

 

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Kids Doing Well in School

We just received an update that the kids have been doing well in school! It is such a blessing to hear how they have grown and how Phillip & Susanna continue to pour into their lives daily as their family. We all believe education is very important for these children at the home so it has been a big part of this ministry. God continues to provide for different school fees, uniforms, supplies, extra tutoring, etc. It has not been easy for all of the kids as expected due to their backgrounds, but each kid has improved and continues’s to do so. Princess was just promoted in school to a higher ranking for her cleanliness, good grades, and various other good quality requirements. The Children’s home at Friends Of Zimbabwe are very proud of her. Prince will be graduating this year on the 29th of November. Please keep him in prayer to finish out strong. Brian has in the past struggled in school, but he continues to strive and take on extra tutoring. He has been improving slowly but surely. He takes final exams at the end of the month. Please keep him in prayer that he can focus through these exams. Thank you all for your support! God is doing wonderful things within these children and the surrounding community and it is awesome to see how He has His hand in all of this. As new uniforms fees and graduation fees are needed, we ask that you keep praying and if feel led to support FOZ financially, we would greatly appreciate it.Zimbabwe4_EEP12_087

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