Elizabeth came to Royal Seed Home as a young child. A Good Samaritan neighbor who lived near Elizabeth and watched over her, knew that Elizabeth’s Mother had abandoned the child and left her in the care of her Father. Elizabeth’s Father was a well-known drunk who rarely slept at home and who after heavy drinking, frequently awoke in strange places, such as in ditches or on the streets. Elizabeth’s Good Samaritan neighbor did all she could for Elizabeth but knew the child needed consistent care. The neighbor called social services who promptly removed Elizabeth and brought her to Royal Seed Home.
Elizabeth is now a senior student who attends a technical school and helps care for the younger children at Royal Seed Home. She is a beautiful girl who is well today because someone cared enough to intervene. As with many of the children who have grown up at Royal Seed Home, Elizabeth has made a vow in her heart to always help her Mom, Naomi, carry on the work of the home.
According to the World Health Organization, global communities have made significant improvements over the past decade to reduce the spread of waterborne and water-related diseases. However, nearly 2.4 billion people on our planet today still lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation. For example, 1000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhea caused by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene. 15 years ago, that number was 2000 deaths per day.
Access to clean drinking water and sanitation is one major step we must take to improve the lives of the poor. This is why Worship In Action recently invested in repairing the water filtration system at Royal Seed Home.
While in Ghana, Worship In Action team member, Kathy Law, noticed children filling old water bottles with yellow tinted water. She learned the home uses a pump to draw water from a well on the property, and the water goes through a filtering system for purification. Unfortunately, outdated wiring in the well house sparked a fire that burned up the system, and the home had been without pure water for weeks. Through the generous support of our partners, Worship In Action fixed the water well and immediately improved the living condition of the children and caregivers.
God is good and wants to use each of us as an answer to others’ prayers. Naomi and the children pray daily for provision. We are a part of God’s answer to their prayers. Every gift makes a difference. If you haven’t already done so, please join us as monthly partners by clicking here.