Catching the Vision

Posted: June 4, 2015 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa

DSC_9862“Mommy, my caretaker hasn’t been feeding me.” “Mommy my Caretaker delayed me from school to pick firewood.” These are just a few of the concerns we have heard over and over again with our orphans. Weekly home visits are great but they evidentially were not allowing the Caretaker to catch the vision of what C.A.R.E Africa is and isn’t. After prayer we knew we needed to get all the Caretakers together to let them see the big picture and catch the vision.

C.A.R.E. Africa had its first Caretaker meeting this past weekend. We didn’t expect many to show. We knew it would be hard for some to trek to our location or pay an Okada (taxi). We had sent home a circular with all the kids, but you know how that goes. To our surprise every caretaker or a representative of the house came except for one. Praise the Lord!

DSC_9828The proprietor of the school came and talked to the caretakers about what is going on at the school. She also let them know what a huge opportunity it is for the kids to be apart of our organization. Katie our US teacher, who organizes all our Saturday educational centers, explained what we do on Saturdays. I spoke to the Caretakers to encourage them to take interest in what the child is doing at school. I also explained the Caretakers role in our ministry. Emma spoke too. He presented CARE Africa’s vision statement so all the Caretakers could understand our goals.

DSC_9963We pray that after this weekend the Caretakers will feel honored to be apart of our program. We don’t want to just be a ministry that pays school fees. We want to grow God’s kingdom by changing lives through education and empowerment. Reach – Serve – Teach – Grow – Develop = Gospel. Please continue to pray for our orphans and our Caretakers. If you are interested in sponsoring an orphan or donating to our ministry, click CARE. You can also visit our website at

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  1. mary eicher says:

    It is always good to read what is happening there. You all stay in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Grandma in Texas

  2. Dale Maddux says:

    Good Morning: Thank you for the news and prayer requests. “May each one of the Caretakers remember Whose they are and Whom they serve. Also for wisdom as Miles in Missions example them in commitment.” Dale and Delores

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