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Christians rescue abandoned babies


DURBAN, South Africa —


Police recently found a 2-year-old girl wandering the streets of this metropolitan city, terrified and alone. She was suffering from HIV and tuberculosis. Another child, only five days old, was left on the side of the road, wrapped in a blanket, to die.


Stephen Sheasby and his wife, Esmé, are helping these abandoned children through Mission Providence, a nonprofit they launched in 2008 that helps widows and orphans affected by Africa’s AIDS epidemic. 


“We focus on the whole person,” Stephen Sheasby said, “ministering to spiritual, physical, emotional and educational needs.”


The mission recently opened Blessings Baby Home and are able to care for four abandoned children at a time with the help of three women from the Durban Church of Christ, who take turns in caring for the children on three-day shifts. Eventually, the children they care for will be taken by adoptive homes.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, see missionprovidence.org.


Police recently found a 2-year-old girl wandering the streets of this metropolitan city, terrified and alone. She was suffering from HIV and tuberculosis. Another child, only five days old, was left on the side of the road, wrapped in a blanket, to die.


Stephen Sheasby and his wife, Esmé, are helping these abandoned children through Mission Providence, a nonprofit they launched in 2008 that helps widows and orphans affected by Africa’s AIDS epidemic. 


“We focus on the whole person,” Stephen Sheasby said, “ministering to spiritual, physical, emotional and educational needs.”


The mission recently opened Blessings Baby Home and are able to care for four abandoned children at a time with the help of three women from the Durban Church of Christ, who take turns in caring for the children on three-day shifts. Eventually, the children they care for will be taken by adoptive homes.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, see missionprovidence.org.

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