I would like to introduce you to Ebenezer where Miracles happen all the time, as a friend of Ebenezer it has given me great Joy to know that many Children are rescued from poverty and death through the Sacrificial Love and Care of Ranji Chara and her Husband Dr Nage Chara who provides Medical care when needed for all the Children and through the commitment of Ranji’s Helpers, Staff, Board and all those directly and indirectly helping her.
Ranji is indeed a wonderful Woman of vision, whose Trust and dependence is in a God of the impossible and one who is always faithful.
In Ranji’s own words…
Africa is a beautiful Land, and we are based in Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia, where you will find the mighty Zambezi waterfalls Mosi-O-tunya, (the smoke that thunders) – beautiful sunsets, and much wild life.
To this little Town God sent us almost ten years ago, to start this work with Orphans and vulnerable Children, and although our beginnings were very small and insignificant, by the Grace of God and the favour He has shown us, we have been growing very rapidly. We started with very few children but now we are positively affecting the lives of over 300 children, who are either infected or affected by HIV/Aids. Ebenezer will have its 10th birthday on the 17th of March, so although we are not very old as an Organization, we can thank God for the great things that have been achieved over those years. Some of our older Children are now holding down responsible jobs and doing well.
It gives us such Joy to see growth, maturity and stability in the lives of these young people who were once hopeless Children. They have now found new Hope and a reason to live. It has not been easy on me or my staff to bring our Children to this place but it has been worth every drop of sweat, every tear we shed, and every pain we endured. We would do it all again gladly!
Love is a universal language and most of our Children who are now doing well were once denied both Love and acceptance. Their young lives were wrecked by the storms of life and society had dealt them cruel blows. There was no place to turn to, no one to care, no reason to live for and no Hope in sight…
My heart breaks at the plight of poor helpless Children, so we keep taking them in one by one…how many more will there be? I just don’t know! But today God has picked them up from the gutter-most to the uppermost! Praise God for His wonderful Love for us all.
One of the girls presented me with a beautiful poem, which broke my heart. It was entitled
“A Mother’s Love.” And it said this…
To some Love is just a word, to me it is a feeling; a feeling I get each time I look into your eyes;
A feeling I get when I realize you’re my Mum, a Mum who Loves, shares, a Mum who inspires &
Loves unconditionally, what’s that? That is Love; A Mother’s Love, but only you would know & me.
You gave that Love time and again, possibly too much, nevertheless you did; Thank you.
Thank you for being there when I needed you most; for being my rock;
Thank you for believing in me, even when I doubted myself;
For being the one person I could trust; no matter what no matter where.
But most of all thank you for being my Mum. A Mum I am so proud to claim.
I Love you, From the Ebenezer Children.
I could hardly hold back my tears when Pricilla read this to me on behalf of all who call me Mum. I know this is not just for me, but for all of you who have joined me in believing in these Children. This poem says everything they want to say to you through me. Thank you so much for joining me in this work, our Love and dedication mean so much to these Children and to God, because these are His friends.
Ebenezer Trust School
Ebenezer’s Farm is growing maize, the staple food of Zambia and by the Grace of God they hope to harvest a good crop again this year as well as an increase in their livestock that will feed all the Children in the Homes and the School. They have planted 2370 tomato vines, which were healthy and flourishing. Their first pickings were 400 kg each week, but have gone up to 680 kilograms. All were sold immediately, the demand is so high! and all this when the vines were still growing! Praise God for this harvest and for the ones to come.
Ranji and her Husband like others who are also obedient to God’s call, are His vessels in reaching out to His hurting Children in Zambia and to Children all over the World, and wheather in person or financially or by Prayer, so are those who Lovingly help them, they are also Jesus’ Hands, His feet and His voice even though they may not be able to heal or physically pick up a crying Child, to comfort and tell them they are Loved, they are still part of giving God’s heart-warming Love and Compassion, because they seek to give from the heart with what He has blessed them so Lovingly with. They are indeed their Mums and Dads in Spirit and in God’s heart of Love.
Hearts that Love – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/friends-of-ebenezer/
For more information on Ebenezer please Click Link… http://friendsofebenezeraustralia.com.au/
If you feel in your heart to help Ranji and her Children and to become a Friend of Ebenezer please contact Lenore Burton by phoning 07 54 296 194 or donate directly into our F.O.E.A.Inc Bank account. Details are as follows and if you choose to donate via direct debit and require a tax receipt please ensure your name and address appears on our bank statement.
Account Name: Friends of Ebenezer Australia Inc.
ANZ Bank – Maleny Branch
Account Number: 486397801
*Due to our direct and personal links to the project in Zambia, we are able to guarantee that any funds sent to the project will be effectively used. Also, because we meet all our admin and overheads costs internally*, we can also guarantee that 100% of any money donated will be sent directly out to the project in Zambia. If you would like a tax receipt etc your name and address will be needed.
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