Meet the Kids
These are some stories about the kids at Mansa Fountain of Blessings! You will get to learn a little bit about their background and interests.
Meet Edinah M.
Edinah is 9 years old, born ins 2009 right outside of Mansa town, in a rural village. When she was five years old, she was moved into Mansa township area with her aunty because both her of parents had died. Edinah still lives with her aunt, who sells tomatoes in front of their house. There are 8 people in the one household, however Edinah is the youngest. She has one younger sister but she doesn’t live with her, that sister lives with a different aunty nearby. Edinah’s house chores are to sweep the surroundings each morning before school and fetch water at the borehole for the entire household.
Edinah has had a rough life but she hasn’t let that keep her down. She is currently in grade 3 at Mansa West Community School where she is excelling in her classes, especially science because that is her favorite. When we asked her why, she said, “Because I want to be a nurse and save people.” Pretty good answer for such a young girl. For fun, she loves skipping ropes and playing dodgeball with her friends at school at Mansa Fountain of Blessings.
She enjoys going to church at Pentecostal Holiness with her family.
She loves being a part of Mansa Fountain of Blessings because of all the new sister friends she has made. When we asked her about the brothers, she said they were okay too. Edinah is very quiet but she isn’t afraid to tell you what she wants. She loves participating in Bible lessons and is very thankful for the education Mansa Fountain of Blessings is sponsoring her with at her school.
Edinah's Favorite Bible Verse:
“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:37
Meet Richard K.
Richard K. is 12 years old, born in 2006 in Mansa. He is in grade 5 at Kaole Primary School and truly enjoys going. His favorite subject is science and when you ask him why he tells you, “I am going to be a doctor one day.” For fun Richard loves playing football (soccer) with his friends. He lives with his mother who is a cook part time. There are seven people living under the one roof, 3 room (not bedroom) house. He has two brothers and four sisters, plus his mother. At home, Richard is in charge of fetching the water daily and helps the other clean plates.
Richard lives in Chitakwa village and likes going to church with his family at Christian Missions of Many Lands Mansa West Church. Him and his brother attend Sunday School class there .
Richards's Favorite Bible Verse:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
He has enjoyed being part of Mansa Fountain of Blessings the last two years because of the needed support he is receiving for school fees, uniforms and shoes, food, clothes, and Bible lessons. Richard enjoys learning about the Bible three times a week but also enjoys crafts & skills day twice a month at Mansa Fountain of Blessings.
Meet Hellen C.
Hellen is a bright young lady who is 15 years old, born in 2003 right in Mansa, Zambia. She attends school at Fiyongoli Primary School but next year will be moving to Mansa Secondary School (high school). She really loves going to school to learn and her favorite subject is English.
For fun and during her free time, Hellen enjoys playing dodge ball with her friends and even uses that time to study. She attends church with her mother at Christian Missions of Many Lands Christian Brethren Church. Although, she says she learns more about God and who Christ is at Mansa Fountain of Blessings than at Sunday school. Hellen’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:3 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them round your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
Hellen lives with her family in Mwenda Village. Her mother is the head of the household and provides by selling beans, fish, onion, and vegetables at the market. Hellen is the first born of her siblings, meaning she is the oldest with two younger brothers and one younger sister, meaning there is a total of five people living in a two-bedroom house. All the girls and mother sleep in one room while the two brothers sleep in the other. Hellen has many house chores like most children in the village. She is to sweep the house each morning, cooking many of the meals, and clean the surroundings.
She loves Mansa Fountain of Blessings so much and her favorite things is learning more about Christ and the Bible each time. Hellen is very thankful that her school fees are paid, she is given new clothes, hot meals, school materials, and more Bible lessons at the center. Hellen said, “Its not just the items that is good, I now have MANY brothers and sisters here at Mansa Fountain of Blessings.”
Hellen is a precious child of God who is dedicated to her studies, her family and becoming the best she can be!
Meet Lenox M.
Lenox is 15 years old, born in 2003 right outside of Mansa. This year, 2018, he is just beginning grade 6 at Kaole Primary School. His really enjoys going to school and is number 1 in his class. Just like Richard, Lenox too wants to be a doctor and favorite subject is science.
Just in case you were curious, the Bemba name for dodge ball is Bigin!
He stays in Shapi village, which is actually the same village that Mansa Fountain of Blessings in located in. Lenox lives with his uncle and aunt in the Mansa area so he could attend a good school. His mother lives in a very rural area doing farming to try to help support the whole family, including distant relatives. His father died when he was only 5 years old and had been sick a long time. Lenox has two sisters and is the first born of his family.
He is in charge of fetching water at the neighbor’s borehole because they do not have one at their own house. There are a total of seven people staying at the house he lives in, that includes his two sisters, aunt and uncle, and their two children.
He said he learned it during his first year at Mansa Fountain of Blessings. Lenox has been with us for over two years now and has gone from a boy to a young man. He loves playing football (soccer) with his friends when he has free time, which he says isn’t often because of school work, house work, and tutorials.
Lenox's Favorite Bible Verse:
“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
At Mansa Fountain of Blessings, Lenox loves being apart of the family because they pay for his school. He loves education, you will often find him in our center’s library reading or doing homework from school before Bible lessons begin. Before Mansa Fountain of Blessings, many of his clothes had holes in them and he didn’t have any shoes that were proper to wear to school but now he has nice new clothes and brand-new school shoes that he proudly wear. He is very thankful to be part of Mansa Fountain of Blessings.
Meet Susan C.
Susan is 10 years old and in grade 4 this year at Mansa Basic Primary School. She truly enjoys going to school and her favorite subject is math. “During my free time, I enjoy praying for my family and playing with my sister,” Susan said. She stays in the village called Kabwesha with her mother, two older brothers, and one younger sister.
Susan loves coming to Mansa Fountain of Blessings for learning about God’s word, playing with her new friends, and eating a hot Zambian meal with meat, which she usually doesn’t get at home. Her mother sells popcorns in front of their house to try and help support the household.
Susan’s Favorite Bible Verse:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isiah 9:6
Susan does many house chores at home such as cleaning all the dishes, sweeping the surroundings, and fetching water. She enjoys playing with dolls. She was very excited to learn how to make her own dolls by sewing them and decorating at Mansa Fountain of Blessings on craft day. Susan also enjoys going to church which is held at her neighbor’s house, to sing and listen to the commands God wants.