Swaziland Trip - August 17th-28th
2013 Trip Projects
We have a great resource that not only allows you to
learn about this year's projects, but donate as well! Click on the
button below to learn more about this year's projects and be a part of
making them happen.
Click here to visit the Thembeni Community
Webpage and to sponsor a child
Sponsoring one of the Swazi children through Children's HopeChest will
help provide access to a better environment, improved health, tutoring, and
age appropriate Bible training. You will be able to build a
relationship with your sponsored child. Like other children, orphans need
adult input. The one-to-one connection through letter writing between
you and the child you sponsor will allow you to offer encouragement,
guidance, and the love of Jesus Christ as few other adults ever will.
Writing your child
As a dedicated sponsor, you are encouraged to write your child at least
4 times a year. Hand-written letters and printed photos can be mailed
directly to Children's HopeChest. Ensure that your child's name and
reference number is clearly marked on anything you send. For faster
communication, click here to email your child.
PO Box 63842
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-3842
Swaziland Ministry Overview
This small country in Africa has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the
world, giving it the name, "Nation of Orphans." Generations of
people in this country have been decimated by AIDS leaving many children
orphaned and alone, without anyone to call mom or dad. Twelve percent
of the total population are considered to be orphans. The average
person in Swaziland only lives to be about 28 years old.
Because there are virtually no orphanages or children's homes in Swaziland,
these children are literally left to fend for themselves without any means
of survival. Widely held myths and misunderstandings about AIDS have
left many girls vulnerable to sexual abuse and infection of HIV.
Young children throughout Swaziland are often found to be the head of the
household, caring for all their younger siblings and other children who
have no one. Orphans are left susceptible to malnutrition, disease,
and abuse. Children roam the streets unclothed and hungry looking for
answers and for someone to care for them. Due to this harsh reality,
Capo Beach Church and Children's Hopechest have created a place for orphans
to find refuge, a place to be loved and fed ... a CarePoint.