I love to hear updates from ministries I have worked with in the past. Michael’s Children’s Village (MCV), under the umbrella of Iris Ministries,Â in South Africa was one of my favorite ministries on the Race, and one of the places I hope to one day return to visit.
This update came from the director’s of MCV , Jean and Teisa Nicole, and I wanted to share just a glimpse of how God is using MCV. It is so exciting to me to see children’s lives being changed through this ministry after all the blood, sweat and tears that went into getting the property ready for these precious ones.
In early January, we got the phone call about a sick little boy from the local hospital. The Holy Spirit immediately told me, â€œTake him or he will die.â€ I called the social worker back and told her to bring him over to MCV without asking any other questions.
As many of you know from our blogs/FB, Thapelo came to us extremely sick and malnourished.Â He had just endured months in the hospital and was just beginning the ARTs (the HIV treatment which is extremely hard on the body).Â When he came, he was on over 10 different medicines for HIV+, mild
lymphopenia, anemia, latent TB, enlarged liver, and some strange skin fungus.
The ï¬rst 2 months were pretty rough, but the global MCV family was praying for Thapelo. God wondrously healed a blocked bile duct and enlarged kidneys which saved him from life threatening surgery.
After four months of lots of food and lots of love, Thapelo is dramatically transformed. He has gained heaps of weight and almost all of the above problems are gone (keeping praying for healing from HIV!)
Believe God with us for a HIV free zone at MCV!!!