God’s hand of blessing is still resting upon Emma’s Kids in Zambia, Africa, under the auspices of Career Missionaries Rodger and Saundra Wikelund who established the ministry in 1997.
The Emma’s Kids Christian Academy, grades one through seven, accommodates 300 children who come from the poorest villages in the area. The government graciously embraced the school and has provided seven teachers for whom the government is responsible to pay. Thirty (30) children are housed at their facility. Emma’s Kids also has a clinic with a doctor and nurse who are on call and the kids are treated free at the government hospital. The Ronald Ross School of Nursing affiliated with the local government hospital presented clothes and other items to Emma’s Kids.
The bush farm with over 1700 acres continues to provide sustenance for Emma’s Kids. Recently, they began harvesting the new maize (Zambia’s staple food) and picked the first basket of delicious, ripe tomatoes. A leafy green vegetable, similar to spinach, is also grown. In addition, eight piglets were born of late, bringing the total of piglets to 17.
Further evidence of God’s provision is the newly-received $1,000 Kwacha Voucher from the local grocery and department store, Shoprite Mufulira Branch. A microwave oven was even included!