Jars of Oil Mission Africa
Jars of Oil Mission Africa (JOMA) ministers to elderly widows (affectionately referred to as grannies) who lost their children to AIDS and now take care of their grandchildren. With compassion, the ministry breaks through the shame and stigma associated with AIDS to meet physical and spiritual needs. JOMA feeds families by delivering food packages and helping “grannies” start gardens. The gardens provide a source of food, income, and dignity. Many of the grannies suffer from HIV or other illnesses so JOMA arranges medical treatment for them. JOMA helped grannies enroll 16 orphans into local schools. Additionally, JOMA established a program to improve housing for recipients. This past year one house was built, two houses renovated, and one house is underway!
Ask the Lord to transform multiple generations as God’s love for grannies and their orphaned grandchildren is shown by the staff.