For one elderly grandmother in South Africa, food boxes delivered by BGR partners are easing her worries about hunger, enabling her to start building a life for herself and her three orphaned grandchildren. Granny Esther is, like many other elderly grandparents, faced with the responsibility of caring for the orphaned children in her family, despite having just a small government pension for income.
BGR partners are not only providing food boxes, but are also helping grandmothers like Granny Esther to become self-sufficient by providing them with tools and equipment to start their own small home businesses. Now, she has a new sewing machine and sews uniforms for nurses at the local hospital. She has even been able to hire another person to help in her rapidly growing business.
Her success mirrors that of other women who now have vegetable gardens and small poultry farms helping them become self-sufficient as well. Granny Esther along with the other women shout for joy and praise God in dancing and songs when they receive their food parcels, which are a lifeline for them, giving them hope for the future of their families. Please lift these elderly grandmothers in prayer.
- Pray that the families receiving the food parcels would recognize that God is the source of their provisions.
- Pray that God will give the elderly women wisdom and the capacity to discern which small projects to pursue to help them become more self-sufficient.
- Pray that the grandmothers who are caring for their orphaned grandchildren will experience the fullness of God’s provision physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- Pray that God will bless these families with His love, strength, and protection.