Kapotwe was one of the orphans attending the Good News School. When he was 10 years old he suddenly disappeared. His father never finished paying the labola (bride price) to his wife’s family. After having four children, the father died. Kapotwe (the first born) was forced by his grandparents to work off the outstanding labola amount, which was 1.9 million Kwacha ($400). The teachers traveled multiple times to where he had been taken and tried to convince the grandparents to let the boy go so he could return to school. They refused until all the labola was paid in full.
At the time Kapotwe was found in Mbala, he had already been working for six months on the farm of the grandparents doing hard labor, cleaning, cultivating and fetching water.
The teachers started to pray for a miracle – enough money to pay for the outstanding amount for labola and that Kapotwe could return to school. God answered both prayers! Today, Kapotwe is being counseled and is doing well while flourishing back at school.
We praise God for the transformation seen in the lives of children like Kapotwe. They have been impacted by the projects we work with in Africa because of the time and care each child receives, which is truly priceless.
The school comprises of approximately 200 children from Grade 0-6. These children are provided with breakfast and lunch daily to ensure that they are provided with proper nutrition. Added to this, times of devotions are held with the children weekly, where they worship and are taught about God. The children are also provided with medical care from the Lake Tanganyika medical clinic by our team nurse. Academic tuition is also being offered to slow learners, where individual attention is being provided and the children’s individual issues are being addressed. Sponsorship is also provided for some children to go to school when they have completed their education at Good News School.
PRAYER POINTS for Good News Orphan School
- Pray for the children of our school to really be transformed reflecting Jesus, in spite of their other influences.
- Pray for the leadership to be led by God as they are spread out to a few different ministries.