Behind the Picture – Joshua 10923

A Bit About Joshua!

This is Joshua! He is a 12 year old boy who lives in Mwanza, Tanzania with his Mother and two siblings. 

Joshua loves playing football (soccer), eating chips with chicken, and playing at the CarePoint. His favorite Bible verse is Luke 19:10, and his best friend is Dickson. Joshua aspires to be a soldier when he grows up! 

A Bit About Mwanza, Tanzania!

Tanzania is located in East Africa and is located in the African Great Lakes region. Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. 

Joshua lives in Mwanza, Tanzania which to the locals is also known as the “Rock City”. Mwanza touches Lake Victoria and is the second largest city in Tanzania with a population of 1,182,000 people as of 2021. Fishing is one of the most common occupations in this region due to its location. The climate is a tropical savanna with a wet season lasting from May to October and the temperature stays around 75 degrees year-round.

Most people in Mwanza rent a single room that lacks basic amenities like water and electricity. The homes are often made of brick, mud, and corrugated metal sheets. Mwanza has many inconsistent job opportunities where the pay does not consistently meet their daily needs. Due to the proximity to Lake Victoria, the population is rapidly growing resulting in a spike in crime, children being left on the streets, and the price of housing rising.

How to Pray for Joshua!

  1. Please pray for the safety and health of Joshua and his family.
  2. Pray that God would Give Joshua a good life and that his family would be able to afford their daily basic needs.
  3. Pray that Joshua would do well at school and that God would lead him in every aspect of his life.
  4. Lastly, please pray that Joshua would be sponsored and that he would be given hope through sponsorship. Pray that God would bring the right sponsor for him and that they would have a strong and lasting relationship. Most importantly, please pray that all of this would ultimately lead Joshua to Christ.

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