Meet Jessy, Joseph, Gift and Edina (from left to right), brothers and sisters who live in rural Zambia and attend the African Vision of Hope School, Chongwe. They are double orphans, meaning they have lost both parents. Their elderly grandmother stays with them in their one room mud home, they are part of the ever growing child headed households in Zambia.

Every morning they journey to fetch water, prepare the fire to cook their porridge, and then begin their 45 minute walk to school. They love reading, soccer, being with friends at school, sweeping and washing dishes. They are so happy to go to school where they do not have to pay fees, unlike before where they were frequently chased away because they could not pay. Jessy and Gift pray that someone will sponsor them like their brother and sister. Everyone deeply longs to be invited to the table. It represents belonging, acceptance, the honor of being chosen, nourishment and safety.

What is more valuing than being invited to someone’s table? Today please invite Jessy or Gift to your table, extend the invitation to change a life forever.

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.

-Ruth 2:14

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