You may recall in July 2022 we put out a call for assistance for one of our MPFG families where the two eldest were part of our sponsorship program. In July 2019 the mother passed away from Tuberculosis, leaving the father to raise all five daughters. MPFG workers could see how hard life was for them during previous visits to give them supplies.
Life was so difficult for them being on a 63 sq mtrs piece of land, where the roof of their house touched the ground being was the only thing that covers them from the sun and the rain.
The family were sleeping directly on the ground with their mat and suffered from floods when there were heavy rainfalls. Workers could imagine how difficult their situation is seeing them without sink to wash their dirty dishes, no table and chairs or toilet to use when they needed it most. They needed to jump on to their neighbors' or relatives' toilets nearby to borrow theirs of which it is sometimes awful to wait patiently for your turn for there is only one toilet to share in the house.
Thanks so much to our MPFG donors and faithful volunteers who gave and worked throughout the remainder of 2022 to bring repairs and construction to their dwelling.
Euselyn and Jennilyn with their three other siblings and father are very blessed with their roof on now and concrete walls with closed windows and doors, a small bedroom with tile floor, dining and kitchen sink, concrete floor and toilet.
The work is not completely done yet as it needs more finance to continue, but at least we are happy to see them enjoy what they have now compared to before.
The family are passing on their thanks to those who have generously given finance and hope for the less privileged in our community.
I have truly felt the love and care of God for us through the amazing things He has shown us by using amazing people to provide our need. - Euselyn (eldest daughter).
You are welcome to send further funds to bless this family if you desire. Contact email@example.com.
The house rebuild (as of January 2023):
Our team met Jeremie and his family in 2004 and he became one of the very first children to be sponsored and gain financial support to get an education. His mother a housewife and his father a sackmaker this was a significant opportunity for their family who have seven children.
As Jeremie grew, he dreamt of becoming a Seaman. He studied hard, served in his church's music team and with the help of his sponsors, realised his dream after he graduated from Maritime College in 2022.
Jeremie's life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." His advice to everyone is: "God destroys our Plan if he will sees that our plan can destroy us!"
What a joy to see how successful Jeremie is through the love and care of the MPFG Program. We pray God's blessing for Jeremie and his family as he continues in his career travelling around the world.
This young man was sponsored in 2004 when the program started. Living with his grandparents in a tiny hut on a ravine, he attends church faithfully.
Johnrey became an excellent athelete and travelled around with his school’s sports competitions winning medals and trophies, but with an intellectual disability, Johnrey remained in Grade 1 for many years.
There came a time when Johnrey's school could no longer allow him to attend as a young adult so his sponsors set him up with a small business to assist his grandparents with living expenses.
In 2021 we learned of the dire circumstances of one of MPFG’s sponsor children. Living in someone’s basic bamboo and tarpaulin for housing, malnutrition was so bad that the family’s newborn baby was sent away to extended family. Hearing this, we decided to fundraise for another MPFG house purchase and with the help of BMI churches and MPFG sponsors we were able to purchase another house for them to rent. Praise God!
In early September 2021, with the funds sent from donors in Australia, MPFG purchased this house, close to school, church and markets with the goal to add another bedroom, build extension for washing/laundry area and outdoor kitchen and provide water installation. Refreshed walls, outdoor kitchen, extra room extension and painting. Plus, the provision of beds, electric fans, table and chairs and some kitchen wares have been able to be provided. Alongside all this, the property allows the family to make a living, perhaps by running a small shop. This will improve the family economically moving forward. God is SO good.
At our 2018 fundraiser, we auctioned a canvas of one of our MPFG sponsor children (now deceased) with the aim of raising funds for a wheelchair. When we visited earlier that year we noticed a mother carrying a 16 year old boy to our meeting. He was almost twice her size. This child and his brother have a degenerative disease of their muscles and had been long-term sponsor children in our program.
God had other ideas with the amount we raised which enabled the purchase of a wheel chair, and the remaining funds used for the first purchase of a house to be owned by MPFG.
The house is rented to the same MPFG family to enable access to school for their remaining disabled child.