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ONE LIFE STORY – MERCY

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Mercy, aged 3, stays with both her parents and her baby sister. Her mom is a stay-at-home mom and her father a domestic worker, working as a gardener. Mercy is a very quiet girl, but very intelligent in class. At lunchtime, she loves chatting and playing with friends. She is part of a cell group that happens at school.

Mercy and her mum at their home
Mercy and her mum at their home

Mercy was enrolled in Life Child Moyo School, in Malawi, in September 2019. Since schools closed in March 2020 due to Covid19 we have had a number of visits to her house to pray with the family and also to check on the family’s wellbeing. The mother has also been coming to the school to collect food parcels which we have been distributing to the families during this break. The mother is so appreciative of the opportunity given to her child and the parcels they are receiving as a family. She always says and I quote, “a great thank you to Moyo School and to the people who support it”.

On one of the home visits to another home, we were notified that Mercy had an accident and her foot was badly injured. We went to visit the family to find out more about what happened. There we learned that she was traveling on a motorbike with her father and she accidentally placed her foot in the spokes of the bike when it was moving fast.

Mercy at her home found playing with friends
Mercy at her home found playing with friends

Soon after the accident, they went straight to the hospital, where she was treated as an outpatient, due to the fact that by that time there were no admissions being done. They went home to nurse the wound, unfortunately, it was not properly treated, and it started to worsen. We then worked beside them to make sure proper care was done and she was taken back to the hospital for rechecking and treatment where necessary.

Mercy’s mother had requested the following, “I want you to help me with prayers”. We committed to this and helped the family through prayer. It is very encouraging to see a parent whose dependence is on God for their situation because this has always been our message to them. At Life Child, one of our main focus areas is spiritual support to the children and their families, as well as the community at large.

We want to thank God for the healing of Mercy, she is able to play normally and we continue to pray for protection over the family.

Mercy at her home found playing with friends
Mercy at her home found playing with friends

If you are not a sponsor just yet we would like to invite you to become a child sponsor. Your sponsored child will receive education, health, and nutritional support as well as social and spiritual development support.  It is easy to sponsor a child. Visit our Sponsor a Child page and choose a child to sponsor for $30/R300/£20 a month.

 https://lifechild.org.za/sponsor-a-child-2/ 

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