December 03, 2010

Phillip entrusted to local church by his dying mother

With nowhere else to turn, a young mother went to the Christian Life Centre in South Africa for help. She and her 7-month-old son, Phillip, were both diagnosed with HIV and her declining health prevented her from caring for her child.

When the pair arrived at the center, Phillip’s face was covered with bug bites and rodents had gnawed the tips of his fingers. His HIV positive condition made him an outcast in the community, so when his mother died from infection during their first night at the center, Phillip had no one to care for him.

Now, three years later, Phillip is still living at the Christian Life Centre with a housemother and father who love him like a son. He receives specialized medical attention and is able to go to school, play with other children and worship in the church every week.

Download Phillip’s Ornament of Hope (PDF)

Thousands of children like Phillip are receiving help from our partner churches in 14 different countries. But without the support of our generous donors, these projects could not survive.

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