Widows & Orphans Ministry
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.Psalm 68:5
The Word is clear. Everyone is to care for orphans and widows. We have a lovely widow in our lives that has an orphanage for HIV positive children. In fact, the 53 children she cares for are her children. The children are her legal family. They have been abandoned because of their disease. She herself is HIV positive which is what drew her to becoming “mama” to these unwanted children!
Pastor Patricia Sawo’s journey has not been easy with the stigma that HIV carries. Patricia is a 2011 CNN Hero and the founder of an international network concerning leaders living with or affected by HIV and AIDS!
She has taken everything Satan has meant for harm and glorified the Kingdom. She is in the process of building on a small compound near the land that will be our VFA home base. She has a small orphanage with a dorm each for boys and girls with a shared “living room” space. As there is absence of a male mentor in their lives, Bill has become their papa to these children . We assist in any way we can as preacher, teacher, counselor and friends. It is our heart to help find sponsorship for the many needs of this orphanage.