Now imagine that they don't have enough food to eat,
maybe they haven't bathed and don't have even one decent pair of shoes to wear.
Imagine that they don't have a bed to sleep on tonight or any night.
Imagine that they can't go to school. They're 8, 12, or 17 years old and still haven't learned to read.
Imagine that they become orphaned,
and the children must live with relatives, neighbors, or anyone else who will take them in.
What kind of life would those lovable, adorable kids have now?
Can you even imagine it?
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Zambia is a country in south-central Africa. It has the highest orphan population per capita in the world. 1 million orphans in a country with only 13 million people. That's hard to comprehend! Zambia is also one of the most undernourished countries in the world. See more about that on my World Food Day blog post.
"And He says to ordinary people like me and you that instead of closing our eyes and bowing our heads, sometimes God wants us to keep our eyes open for people in need, do something about it, and bow our whole lives to Him instead." ~Bob Goff, Love Does
I can't wait to spend two weeks with a class and teacher there this summer. It is amazing the transformation that can be made even in such a short amount of time at a school where teachers and students want more than anything to learn and grow. I'm counting down the days because I believe God is going to do amazing things in the country of Zambia through these teachers and students!
I would love your support and involvement for Teach ONE 2013! Your prayers for me, the other teacher volunteers, the Zambian teachers, and especially the children who will be impacted through this teacher mentor program will be eternally appreciated.
If you would like to help financially support my mission trip, you can make a tax deductible donation by clicking on the link or typing http://donate.familylegacy.com/aliciahilton in your web browser (type my name in the comments box) or you can send a check with TeachONE/Alicia Hilton on the memo line to Family Legacy Missions International, 5005 West Royal Lane, Suite 252, Irving, TX 75063.
If you're a teacher who would be interested in participating in Teach ONE find out more by clicking on the link.