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Bontsho’s Love Letter

Bob with Bontsho

How is it that a child who has lost his or her parents can experience amazing and sustained joy?

Perhaps Lydia Child has part of the answer. She writes: “The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love.’ It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.”

Maybe this is the reason why a young Sepedi girl named Bontsho is so full of life. She knows that she is loved.

BontshoBontsho lost her parents when she was very young. Today, she lives with her grandmother in Sekgopo Village in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

This Sekgopo “spark plug” isn’t only loved by her grandma; she is also deeply cherished by her American sponsor.

This love is evident in a letter Bontsho wrote to her sponsor in early 2016:

“First of all, I want to greet you and your family. I will love you until the ocean [goes] dry. So, I want to tell you that you are my hero. I would like to tell you that you are my end and my beginning…God bless you.”

Nothing fills up the hole of wounding in orphaned children like the knowledge that someone far away loves them enough to sponsor them!

Bontsho is also loved by the staff and kids whom she hangs with every day after school at the Orphan Drop-in Center in the middle of Sekgopo Village.

They come together Monday through Friday, rain or shine, to worship God, learn from His Word, eat their main meal of the day, be tutored in their homework, and engage in a variety of sports.

This collective environment is contributing greatly to Bontsho’s positive outlook on life.

In fact, you can help us to love Bontsho and hundreds of other kids in Limpopo and across Africa by making a generous donation to help us purchase the food that is served daily as their main meal of the day.

You might be wondering, “But what about the child sponsorship dollars that are donated? Doesn’t a portion of this funding go for food?”

The answer is YES! In some parts of Africa, though, food is more expensive than in other places.

For instance, every year Horizon needs to raise $30,000 in addition to child sponsorship funding to feed the 650 Limpopo kids who are served their main meal of the day at the four Drop-in Centers in Madumeleng, Matipane, Ramaroka, and Sekgopo.

Child sponsorship dollars in Limpopo cover breakfasts and meals on weekends.

Your gift of $10, $25, $50, $100 or whatever God lays upon your heart to give will help us to purchase the food that is a daily reminder of God’s love for Bontsho and so many other kids.

Think of it! You can be part of the loving community that is producing kids like Bontsho of whom it was said in her recent Progress Report:

“She is kind and friendly, always smiling and enjoys making friends. She is very positive about her future and she would like to be a teacher.”

This is a cause worth our investment!

Grateful for God, kids like Bontsho, and you,

Bob Pearson
Founder and President