The Jere Family
Rebecca (left) completed grade 12 in 2009. She will go to college in 2011. Vanessa (left of Rebecca) completed grade 12 in 2010 and will go to college in 2011. Rebecca and Vanessa are Joyce’s nieces, brought up and educated by the Jeres. Lydia (left of Vanessa) is in nursery school along with Peter (center front). Angel (top right) is Joyce’s nephew who lost his parents to HIV/AIDS and was brought up and educated by the Jeres. He has returned from college with all kinds of skills which he uses to help the Samaritan Ministry. Joyce Jere (bottom right) is the mother who takes care of these and 95 other orphans (who live with other family members who may or may not be able to provide for them, usually not) by visiting and distributing food for them. John Jere (bottom left) is a visionary, church planter, and founder of Samaritan Children’s Home in Lusaka, Zambia. His passion is to serve the needy – orphans, widows and street children. He is also involved in Zambia’s constitution making process.
THANK YOU for your prayers and support in the most difficult times (Global Economic Crisis). His grace alone has taken us through and we are who we are in Christ Jesus. Thank you dear partners for all that you have done to make the work of the Lord successful in 2010. you are such a blessed team member who makes things happen in Zambia.
May God richly bless you as you wait upon God for refreshment in this Christmas and New Year season. Our prayer fo you is that God may renew you, show and use you greatly for the extension of His Kingdom in 2011. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you very much!
Since UNICEF ruled that the children must live with a blood relative (whether or not that relative is able and willing to take them in), Joyce and I have missed our children so much. We are looking forward to spending quality time with them at our Christmas celebration. Some of the children are graduating from high schools and they will be looking for jobs or going to college. It is such a blessing to raise sons and daughters, to educate and disciple them. We were unable to host the annual “collective birthday” celebrating each of the 95 orphans’ birthdays in September of 2010 as we usually do. Will you please pray with us that God may provide for this particular function?
Thank you for your prayer and support!