In obedience to the Lord, Reverend Titian opened our doors to the orphaned and abused children in the Volta Region in 2004. Many children were victims of HIV/AIDS as well as child labor and trafficking. By God’s grace she began providing a home for them where she could nurture them and share the love of Jesus with them.
Rev. Sharon believed that the Lord had a purpose for each of these children; and especially those who have no relatives.
Our plan is to begin the wall around our property to protect the land from those would encroach on the property. Then we will begin to put up walls inside the facility both upstairs and downstairs to build the bedrooms and bathrooms needed. We also need to build a kitchen on the outside in a separate area because of the cooking of banku on coal pots. It is my desire as the international director to complete this facility as soon as possible.At present the children are being housed in a facility that has been given to us by the local District Assembly. It is a temporary solution, though not a good one. Upon seeing the living conditions for these children in September of this year, I became more determined than ever to see the children moved to the house on the coast. There is only one bathroom for all the children and the shower is an outside structure made up of corrugated steel. There is not even a dining area where they can sit together to eat. We also have established our first foster family, securing a home with two loving parents, their own three children and six teenagers. The foster parents are Xhove & William. They are such a godly example to these young teens and have done an amazing job.
Our foster mom was rescued as a young girl from a shrine and grew up at the mission. Eventually she met her husband when he came to work with us and they were married. We give thanks that the love of God has come full circle as they reach out together as foster parents to care for the next generation of their countrymen.
The director of the Children of Zion home is Pastor Paul Akotey, Mount Sinai Church, Anloga. He along with three other staff and Xhove & William are doing an amazing job of overseeing the day to day operations of the homes.
We have established an advisory committee to help us with the overall care of the children. Mrs. Faustina Borkloe from the Social Welfare Department, Gladys Mukpeza a Social Worker who also works with Compassion and a nurse who attends Mount Sinai church will take care of the much needed medical and progress reports for each of the children.