Why We're Here
Our desire is to see the upcoming generation of children not just surviving but thriving.
Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world.
Many of the housholds in Swaziland are lead by a child under the age of 12.
In a country of just under a million, more people are dying than being born.
This small country, about the size of New Jersey, has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in the world, with a death rate that leaves many children alone and vulnerable. A variety of myths about HIV have left young girls susceptible to physical and sexual abuse, which often results in them becoming pregnant and being left on their own. Many other children, now orphaned, find themselves caring for their younger siblings and becoming the “heads of households” at a young age.
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death,
nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain,
for the former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4
Our hope is in Christ alone. It is only through Him that real change can happen in the lives of the children of Swaziland.
"Who are we to feed them physically without spiritual food, or spiritual food without the physical?"
This question, put to us by a Swazi friend and fellow worker, is an important one. The needs in Swaziland are both physical and spiritual, and with prayer and support we are doing our best to address both aspects of the problem.
Swaziland is a very peaceful place, and can boast of being one of the only African nations to have never been at war. The Swazi people are gentle and kind, and despite economic and social issues the land is beautiful, with arid plains and green mountains all around. We believe that one day we will see Swaziland become a beacon of light in a dark place, and that this small but lovely nation will become a significant example of hope for surrounding countries.