Rena Reilly with Teen Missions has just returned from a trip to Zambia Africa. Her first stop in Zambia was a pre-school orphanage that houses HIV positive pre-schoolers. With three pre-schoolers on her legs and one in her arms she was able to give lots of hugs and fuel up for the long journey out to the bush to stay at the AIDS orphans rescue unit run by Teen Missions.
She had three adventurous Aussie ladies which joined her to sew school uniforms for the AIDS orphans. The ladies loaded their supplies and climbed into the back of a truck to head out on a five hour journey to the bush. Once their tents and kitchen were set up they were ready to begin sewing.
They were able to give out shorts, easy readers, Bibles and medical supplies they had taken over from Australia. Three of the ladies went over with a total of 120kgs and came back with a total of 34kgs.
Some of the things the ladies were able to get involved in while there were: singing for the chief of the village, sewing chitangas (ladies wraps) for some widows in the village, cleaning a child’s head which had a disease, sharing at the Teen Missions Bible School in Zambia, cleaning the leg of a teen who’s bone was sticking out of his leg from an accident, playing games with the orphans, doing many repairs on clothes from people in the village, walking 3 ½ klms each way to experience an exciting church service in the bush, fetched all their water from a well, saw the desperate needs of so very many people.
They were also able to purchase food for a mother’s nutrition class which showed the mothers how to grind up soy beans and supplements to help nourish their babies.
They praise God for His faithfulness and for putting a new love in their hearts and a desire to serve.