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March 13, 2017

When Grace Was Shaped Like Laundry | Tanzania Update

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Two children we’ll call “B” and “N” were living with their grandmother–a retired teacher–and they had a good life. But then the unthinkable happened. Their grandmother (and 6 other people in the family) were murdered by home invaders. The two children survived because they hid in a heap of dirty clothes. This was a heartbreaking event within the Tanzanian community. 7 coffins were lined side by side at the funeral. The two children approached Pastor Micah and his wife, Happiness–leaders of Tanzania Children’s Rescue Centre (TCRC) with Lifesong Tanzania–and asked for help since their family was gone. In situations like this, it’s impossible to say no to children, even though we are operating beyond our peak capacity. We thank God these kids are now settling in and healing after the tragic loss of their family. –Pastor Micah It is unbelievable to see how people can wantonly cause the destruction and wounding of others to this degree, but the … Continue reading

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March 7, 2016

She Can Sing! | Tanzania Update

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Enjoy this update from our Tanzania team– Doricas is 14 years old and was recently rescued after spending a number of years living with other children on the streets of Mwanza. Doricas has little memory of her mother who, from what she was told, left Doricas and her father sometime after Doricas was born and simply never returned. In 2008, Doricas’s father became ill and went to a local hospital to seek treatment. He subsequently died at the hospital and Doricas was left without any parents and no extended family who wanted or could afford to take in this 6-year-old girl.  From that point, every day was spent wandering around scavenging for food and clothes and possibly a family who’d be willing to take her in. She lived in a small slum area for several years, hopping between families who would take her in for a short time, but ultimately … Continue reading

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