September 15, 2021
A defining scripture for my wife and me these past 21 years is from Psalms 6:5, “A father of the fatherless, and a defender of widows, is God in his holy habitation”. While founding and pastoring King of Kings Church in Jerusalem Israel in the 1980’s we were exposed to the massive orphans and widows realities of Sub-Saharan Africa on several speaking assignments. A decade after our return to Canada our heart for these vulnerable ones saw us founding Visionledd in 1999, now known as WOW (Working for Orphans and Widows). Currently we work with chosen champions of the poor from several churches in Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, and India.
Stricken by HIV and AIDS they are now facing the ravages of COVID 19. Plague on plague. Pandemic on pandemic.
Yet the reports we’re receiving is all about growth. Yes, there is more pressure but there is also more ministry. We’ve never given more Home Based Care (HBC) than we are today. The old hymn bears quoting,” He giveth more strength as the burden gets greater, He addeth more grace as the labors increase…”
In other words the story of God’s mercy to our afflicted ones is the story of ongoing faithfulness, mercy, and love. And we’re so grateful for those of you who are helping us in the adventure.
Check out our work at WOW.