Children at LOHADA's center in Shinyanga, Tanzania, are facing severe hunger. 

Sharing blessings to kids in crisis

Since its humble beginnings, LOHADA has answered the call to help children as their needs arise. Now a new challenge demands our response.

In northwestern Tanzania, systemic drought conditions are imperiling the most vulnerable. Many children in the Shinyanga region are eating only one meal each day. The youngest suffer the most.

LOHADA soon will begin a preschool program in Shinyanga to provide early learning to these young children, as well as two meals each day. The children will attend by day, but stay in their families' homes. This will allow LOHADA to help more children and will also reduce the number of children at Camp Moses in Arusha as it keeps Shinyanga  children with families in their homes. 

We would like to kick off the program with a Christmas celebration, offering the kids meat, spiced rice and fruit — foods they rarely, if ever, get. We will continue into the new year giving them porridge and protein-filled lunches of beans or lentils. But we can't do it alone.

On this GIVING TUESDAY, if you would like to extend holiday blessings from your family to theirs, please consider making a gift to these children. God bless you all.

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We are grateful for you

LOHADA has grown throughout the year, reaching more children, providing more services to families in need and finding new ways to extend a helping hand. God has made this possible with the hard work and generosity of so many supporters.

We count our blessings, always keeping you foremost in our minds. Some 2017 highlights:

Penticton Secondary School helped to put up the walls and lay the floor of Camp Joshua's new dining hall. The students, lead by Sandra Richardson, continue to raise funds to build a roof for the building.

• LOHADA opened a new medical clinic, Golden Grace, in Shinyanga. A cargo container of donated equipment arrived in October. TGolden Grace Clinichanks to Tricia and Greg Allenby, Robert Worgul, Diane Engelhardt and Allan Lang for their support. Future plans include a mobile unit that will reach families in remote areas in Shinyanga.

• Our first harvest at the Mount Horab Farm south of Arusha was so bountiful it filled a classroom at Camp Moses. This food will cut operation costs at all of our centers! Next year's crops will include corn, beans, cassava, cabbage and other green vegetables. A new well was installed thanks to Columbus, Ohio donors.

• All of our children's sponsors provide continual support that educates, feeds, clothes, provides hope to so many. New sponsors include Jane McDonell, Gaye Herries, Jessie McLean, Karen Arnold and Kristen Gable

Justine Johnson and Winthrop Middle School collected clothing for the children. Some of these items went to very destitute children in Shinyanga.

Mantis World and Sunflag Tanzania Limited gave generous donations of rice, beans and maize flour which are life-sustaining for our children.

Anais Eglev spent three months volunteering at LOHADA; Heidi Henneman of Jenga Jumuia painted the boys dormitory this summer. We could not exist without such dedicated volunteers. Our friend Ken Vandermark brought four of his engineering students to Arusha to construct a solar water heater for Camp Moses. They are Chris Sabatino, Jarek Hammerl, Cory Dalsimer and Drew Gough.

Dr. David Bennett performed emergency dental surgery on LOHADA director Happiness Wambura in September. Gary Duncan of Duncan Dental Labs made her bridge in just one week. They and their staff went above and beyond in making sure Happiness was able to continue her work helping children in need. 

Forty-one children at LOHADA currently have sponsors. That leaves nearly 150. Sponsoring a child at the Silver Level, $38 a month, or at the Gold Level, $50 a month, changes lives in ways you can hardly imagine. It's easy to set up, and 100 percent of your donation goes directly to the care and education of children in need. Click the link below for more information.
Six-year-old Maria was brought to LOHADA for safekeeping after her family was accused of witchcraft. Your sponsorship will ensure that she continues to receive the love and care she deserves.
Imani, 3, lost his father. Then his mother fled. He was struggling to survive when he came to Camp Moses. He needs love and reassurance that the mamas at Camp Moses provide. Pray for him, and that he receives a sponsor.
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What better way to say 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays' to someone you love than supporting children in need? We will send a card in their honor for any gift you make in their name.
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