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No Food—Just Bad Water

Dan Reany - 700 Club Producer

Every day Thando and her mom Monica walk down to the river to fetch water.  Sometimes they go to the river, because they have nothing to eat.

“There were times we drank the river water just to make our hunger go away,” says Thando’s mom Monica.  “Thando got very skinny, and had rashes all over her body. I felt terrible. I looked everywhere for work. People said they would get back to me, but they never did.”

Neither Monica nor her husband could find steady work, so the whole family was malnourished.  One morning, Monica found Thando in bed, very sick.

“Fear filled me. I thought she was going to die,” says Monica. “I cried out to God, wondering if He saw us suffer. I knew He could give us a normal life.  I just had to put my trust in Him."

Desperate to find help, Monica reached out to Crossroads, a ministry supported by CBN’s Orphan’s Promise. We immediately helped Thando get treated for her rashes and malnourisment. Soon she was healthy again.  Now she’s  one of 75 children enrolled in our daycare program in the area. Here she has two meals a day, clean water, and friends.

“I love the food.  I want to come to school every day, even on Saturdays,” says Thando.  “There are so many toys here, I can’t decide which ones to play with first.”

“I am so happy because I know she is being taken care of.  People there treat her like she is their own,” says Monica.

We helped Thando’s dad get a job as a truck driver, and we helped Monica find work, too.  Together, Monica and her husband can now provide for their family.

“Thank you so much for what you have done for us,” says Monica. “I pray that you will continue to do the same for others.”

“Thank you CBN,” says Thando.

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