Our hearts were connected with Eswatini (Swaziland) back in 1998 when Chad traveled with a team to visit a ministry that was just starting to launch. He then traveled back on his own for a three month stint to begin working with and feeding street children and young people addicted to drugs. The Swazi people are highly relational and incredibly loving and grateful. Our hearts were broken over the poverty and hurting women and children who have undergone a lifetime of abuse. We prayed, “God, what do You want us to do for these our brothers, sisters, and children? And so Empower 127 was conceived. Through this mission we put love into action by empowering orphans, widows, vulnerable women and children.
James 1:27 teaches this – “Real, true religion from God the Father’s perspective is about caring for the orphans and widows who suffer needlessly and resisting the evil influence of the world.” (The Voice).
When we put our love into action, the unfailing love of God is made known to all.
We went, we met them, and now we invite you to join in! As one big caring family, we can make a difference in this broken and hurting world. There is no such thing as other people’s children. There is no “them” and “us.” We are all God’s children, we are each worthy of love, and family is so much more than bloodlines. Would you like to join our family? We would love to have you! Join us in prayer, in practical support, and in believing that love put into action does make a difference.
Chad, Wendy, Brielle, & Caden
Contact Us: Owensnafrica@gmail.com