Deborah is 19 years old joining OM in January 2017, heading out to Zambia for training, including an extended period of guidance to work with children in Africa.
In early summer 2017 she will be arriving on Madagascar where she will be pioneering the Children’s ministry. Deborah will be the only non-Madagascan on the team and will be looking to not just run a single children’s work but to set up structures for children’s work on a larger scale, across a number of churches. She will be training workers from Madagascar with the aim being to create a sustainable work run by the Malagasy people.
HOPE & SONG TO FREEDOM
Hope and Song to Freedom (UK) and Esperanza y Canto a la Libertad (Peru) is a partnership that started in 2004. Its roots stem from a ladies’ fellowship group in a prison. Many of the ladies who meet there have been there for many years, on false charges of terrorism, dating back to the dark days of Fujimori’s regime. They have suffered human rights abuses and now they are serving lengthy sentences for crimes they didn’t commit.
Initially a group of prisoners met together to share fellowship and carry out evangelism; it has now developed to support these women, their families outside the prison and help those who are released to reintegrate into society.