God has a soft spot for orphans.
He makes it very clear that any friend of His is a friend of orphans. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” (James 1:27)
He fiercely describes Himself as a “father of the fatherless.” (Psalm 68:5)
He distinguishes orphans by insisting on their provision and protection. “Learn to do good; seek justice…defend the orphan…” (Isaiah 1:17)
Over the past nine years the North Pointe family has helped build homes, classrooms and a health clinic for orphans at our Village of Hope in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Pamela Mukuze was the first orphan to be cared for at the Village of Hope.
She came to the Village when she was eight years old and in Grade 4. Her mother was dying of HIV/AIDS.
“At that time all my hope was lost because I thought no one loved me and no one would take care of me. God has been so awesome in my life. I asked Jesus into my life in Grade 9 and I joined the worship team. In 2012 I finished my Advanced Level in Secondary School and am looking forward to going to University for a Bachelor of Accounting degree – the exact program I wanted. God has been so gracious in my life and I thank Him for the Village of Hope because it is through Him working through the Village of Hope in my life that I got to be where I am today.”
Through a generous donation in loving memory of Darolyn Burden, an apartment was built for Pam so she could remain at the Village while she completes her studies.