Behind the door of her modest home in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, lives a young woman with her newborn son, Moise Yvan (Moses Evan). Her name is Sandrine and she is HIV positive. As a pregnant mother who had been left to fend for herself and her two sons, and having no success in finding a job, she attempted to take her own life.
In the dark of night and in the pouring rain, she stood in the middle of the road and watched as car after car swerved to avoid hitting her. Finally giving up, she returned home, turned on the radio and heard Project Hannah’s Women of Hope broadcast and was prompted to contact the office of Trans World Radio for help. She has since been ministered to by the wonderful staff of Project Hannah who have encouraged and prayed with her and given her assistance in practical ways. As a result, she has hope and her baby, who is just four weeks old, is in very good health.
Sandrine has since begun a small business with the help of an NGO, that of selling ice from her home to the local community. It has provided her an income with which to provide food and shelter for her small family.
Ten of us squeezed into her small living room and our hearts were touched as we listened to her story, prayed with her and gave her a media player containing several broadcasts and the entire New Testament, as well as a bed for baby Moise and some milk with which to feed him.
As we walked away, we could see that her face radiated with the beauty of the Lord Jesus Christ, who has become her hope.