Posted by: macahajo | April 17, 2016

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Mama Adah’s husband and baby both died many years ago. Over time, she has taken in four orphaned children, caring for them as her own.

When we visited Mama Adah and her children last Sunday, one of her boys asked for God to provide the funds needed for him to finish the school quarter. He needed 10,000 CFA, equal to about $18, and Mama Adah didn’t have the money.

Widows, like Mama Adah, often find themselves in desperate situations where they don’t have the resources to care for their children. They don’t have enough money to pay for food, medical care, or school fees. They feel like the best option for their child is to send them to an orphanage where they could be taken care of. They feel hopeless. 

Research shows that children are often placed in orphanages because of poverty, not because they don’t have anyone to take care of them.

We, along with our Cameroonian ministry partner, Hope Social Action, want to help prevent the conditions that lead to the need for a child to go to an orphanage.

So, in June, Hope will launch The Ruth Group; a ministry of discipleship and job training for widows. Two older Christian ladies who volunteer with Hope will lead Mama Adah and other widows through a study on the Book of Ruth and will train them how to smoke fish (a popular Cameroonian food) to sell in the market.

Please pray with us:

  • That the widows will put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, if they haven’t already, and that they will grow in Him.
  • That the widows will develop skills that will help provide for their families.
  • That the ladies will find special fellowship and solidarity with one another.

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Hopeful in Christ, Cathy Lynn


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