A Surprise Guest Says Thank You

04/11/13

The children finished their dance and song, breathless as they put all their energy into the performance. Children of the Nations (COTN) Founders Chris and Debbie Clark had just arrived in Mtsiliza Village in Malawi, and the children did their very best to show their gratitude and excitement with their welcoming performance. 

 
The performance was carefully rehearsed and perfected, so everyone was surprised when an elderly woman asked permission to address the whole group. A silence fell over the crowd as Mrs. Eneless Hamuza hobbled to the front. She cleared her throat and began her humble speech.
 
She presented herself, explaining that she is the grandmother of Dorica, a young woman who is about to graduate from COTN's child sponsorship program. Dorica came to live in COTN's family-style Children's Homes when she was twelve. 
 
Dorica came to live in COTN's family-style Children's Homes when she was twelve
                            Dorica came to live in COTN's family-style Children's Homes when she was twelve.
 
At the time, Dorica's departure to live in the Children's Homes was quite the scandal in her community. Even though everyone knew that Eneless was too old and sick to give Dorica the daily care she needed—let alone provide for her food, clothing, and school fees—many people did not trust the new organization that had recently begun working in their community.
 
Eneless laughed as she recounted her tale. At the time, her friends in the village told her that she had sold Dorica to COTN. Eneless was confident in her decision to let Dorica live in COTN's Children's Home, where sponsors like you would provide for her education, food, and clothing, and the care, love, and support of COTN staff members who treat each child like their own. Plus, she knew her relationship with Dorica would not end, as she would come home frequently to visit. Eneless had made her decision over a cup of tea with COTN's Malawi staff members. She felt they truly cared for Dorica and had her best interests in mind. 
 
So when Eneless' friends accused her of selling her daughter, she would just laugh. "Yes, I sold her for a cup of tea!" she'd reply.  
 
Today, Eneless proudly announced, Dorica has just graduated from the Malawi Institute of Tourism, with a degree in hotel management. A tear gleamed in her eye as she expressed how incredible it was for her to have a granddaughter who has graduated from college and is able to look for a good job to support herself. Eneless praised God for his faithfulness and expressed her sincerest thanks to everyone who made this dream a reality for Dorica. 
 
grandmother is grateful that her granddaughter will be able to find a good job
Today, Dorica has graduated from university with a degree in hotel management. Her grandmother is so proud and grateful that her granddaughter will be able to find a good job!
 
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