The stories around the world of health care workers who are sacrificing so much in order to save others is incredibly inspiring. We are so grateful to share that a few of our very own Children of the Kingdom graduates are making a difference in this time of global crisis as health care providers.
Devera Bapanamma Bhargavi joined the sponsorship program in 2015, and this gave her the opportunity to pursue nursing school. After she graduated, she got a job at GSL General Hospital in Rajahmundry, India, where she works in the pediatric ward. The hospital converted many of the wards to support COVID-19 patients, and she has been given a charge for one of the wards. We are so grateful that she is a light in that hospital providing hope in this time of great need.
Lorna Lokuwam Lojock was first sponsored in 2005. She had always dreamed of being a doctor when she was little, and her dream came to fruition in 2017 when she received her degree in Clinical Medicine from Kenya Methodist University. Lorna shared the following statement: “I thought I wouldn’t make it at times. But with the help of our Almighty Father, I opted for the Clinical Medicine course which equipped me with so much knowledge and so many skills to help my people with different health conditions in the village. I graduated and got registered with the Clinical Officers Council. Having my people's interest at heart and seeing this as the best way of giving back to the community, I have had the opportunity to create a difference in my society and especially in this period when the whole world is fighting COVID-19. It takes some time in the evening to walk around my village to create awareness and educate our villagers on how to protect themselves and practice good hygiene. I have been able to help those who have become sick at night and expectant mothers who have not been able to reach the hospital, and I have been able to treat snake, spider and scorpion bites so that they are no longer a threat to people like they have been in the past. The support has been immense, and I really thank God for Children of the Kingdom.”
John Kospir joined Children of the Kingdom in 2008 after a difficult childhood losing both parents when he was young and living in poverty. In 2016, he joined KMTC-Embu Campus to pursue his studies in community health nursing.
He shares the moment when our former director in 2008 told him that someone had stepped up to be his sponsor. “At that moment after I heard that, tears started rolling down my cheeks because I realized that God has answered my prayers as He makes a way where there seems to be no way thus bringing back my hope in life making me realize my potential in life. I thank my sponsors for taking the initiative to help me get the opportunity for a promising life. Thank you for choosing me as your own child and taking that initiative of paying my school fees. May God bless you abundantly.”
He chose to enter nursing because he wants to come alongside people when they are in pain and in need of consolation and support just as he has been supported through this program.
Thank you for your support that is training up and equipping students to become servants in this time of great need.