Behind the Picture – Rashid 10770

A Bit About Rashid!

Rashid, a 7-year-old boy from Mwanza, Tanzania, lives with his mother, father, and siblings. He helps around the house by cleaning. Rashid is newly recruited to his Ministry CarePoint but already loves the verse John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever shall believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Rashid is a little shy but has a few favorite things at his Ministry CarePoint, like playing football, learning math, eating Ugali with Saldine, and playing with his friend Jackson! He aspires to become a teacher because he likes to help other students.

By sponsoring a child like Rashid, you can continue encouraging him in the Gospel and caring for him like Jesus!

How to Pray for Rashid!

  1. Please pray for the safety of Rashid and his family. Pray that they would all know and love God.
  2. Pray that God would give Rashid a good life and that his family would be able to afford their daily basic needs.
  3. Pray that Rashid will do well at school and that God will lead him in every aspect of his life.
  4. Lastly, please pray that Rashid will be sponsored and that he will 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 this will ultimately lead him to Christ.

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.

Magreth 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 in a “squatter settlement” 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.

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