We have come from far to reach this stage. It is by God’s grace, love and care that has brought us up to this far. Without His love, we would have already been decomposed in the soil. God has a great purpose in our precious life. He showed us the way to a good place where His people are serving Him through the care of the little ones. A place not only frees from dangers rather a place where love of Christ is manifested through the employees. It’s an environment where children live in harmony and happiness. This is a place where hope is restored. We love the place and we like the quality care we have had receiving. We came here tiny and hopeless but now, it amazes us on how big and strong we been grown into. We came here with no clothes, food and care of love but now we are going home with full of food, love, clothes and prayers. I didn’t know we were so important but now we have realised how important we are before God. Thank you God for your great love and care. Your name will always be glorified.
We were born twins (boys only Joe and Jacob Sakala) in South Africa to our dear late mother. Dad and Mom went to South Africa from Malawi in search of a greener pasture. It was there when mom fell pregnant to us and time came when she girth birth to us at a certain hospital. We were born normally on October 14, 2011 each weighing 2.4kgs and 2.30kgs. It was a happy time for my parents to be gifted with the twins. It was a beginning of a dream life together for parents and their handsome new born twins.
Tragically the dream was to last for little more than a week. Just eight days after she gave birth, our mom, Mrs. Sakala, collapsed and died from a rare and undetected heart condition possibly triggered by her pregnancy. The sudden loss had understandably left my father distraught and us helpless and hopeless. My parents had been over the moon after giving birth to us Joe & Jacob but death brought in sorrow.
After the loss of our mother, we were taken back home to Malawi- Mzimba where the funeral of our late mom took place. The funeral had finished but one problem still remained and that was about us. “How are we going to care for the twins since we don’t have resources”, our grandmother wondered while our father was very sorry that he didn’t have enough for our care. We were hungry and lacked good clothes. We cried for help but not enough was given to us. The parents were afraid that we would die. It was this time when God showed them a way for us to survive. They reported the matter to Mzimba District Social Welfare. This time we had already started starving.
After some weeks we were surprised to hear a sound of a car honking at our house. We wondered as who these people were and why they were at our parent’s house. Men and women alighted from the car and told parents that they came from Mzuzu Crisis Nursery to pick the twins up. They would care for us up until we would be able to eat solid foods and walk. We were so excited and happy for the news. The parents were somehow reluctant to release us but finally they did. They took our details and put it on papers. Finally the journey to Mzuzu started where we travelled through the thick forest, the road with bad terrains and slippery. I could look at my twin brother with a smile as a nanny fed us with good milk. We sucked from the bottles like nobody’s business. Our small little mouths were able to suck in more than what we could hahahahaha!
We finally reached the new destination where they gave us a warm bath and new clothes. We were showed our new beds with animal stuffed toys in it. The place was just so hilarious and fantastic. We slept well with good dreams that night. Day number three we were introduced to our fellow 14 friend we had found them there. They were so cute and amazing. They were healthy, strong and happy. They welcomed us with much love and delight. We had a good time together at the Nursery with friends for one year and five months. These people at the Nursery were so loving and caring. They gave us enough of what we required. They were singing to us, playing with us and showed us so many things ranging from vegetations and to word of God. The place had given back our hope we lost when our dear mother passed away. Just imagine, we were discharged on March 5, 2013 weighing 10.80kgs and 10.20 kgs respectively.
We are happy to get reunited with our beloved relatives. We come home with full of appreciation to the Nursery members for their good job done to us. Our relatives, here we come to live with you so that you continue from where the Crisis Nursery has stopped. We are still young and we would need your support. God is great and to Him be glory forever more......