| Mar 21, 2023
Interesting STATISTICS and Inspirational STORIES
Likora, Nambia, Ensign College Student
800 applications for our Winter 2023 Campaign arrived in record numbers from 23 countries. The hopefuls included 284 women (35%) and 516 men (65%).
457 of the 800 met all of the challenging criteria, qualifying as finalists.
91 women (38%) and 149 men (62%) were awarded computers after difficult deliberations.
240 lives were changed. You, our donors, made it possible for 240 outstanding students to continue their education with adequate technology, no longer depending upon phones to perform sophisticated math, analyze complicated data, or write lengthy papers.
However, 217 more excellent students could have been blessed if The Lord’s Hands had more generous contributors like you. Please spread the good news about the opportunity to change the lives of outstanding African students.
The Lord’s Hands is now able to access excellent used computers from the US, ship them to two locations in Africa, and distribute them to 23 different countries. Originally, only 4 countries were served. Volunteers, known as Trusted Contacts, make it possible for computers to be delivered to the most remote areas.
Likoro, Nambia. “I’m 32 years ago, a student from BYU Pathway, currently enrolled at Ensign College, majoring in Fundamentals medical billing and coding.
“In the beginning I had challenges with completing my assignments. I had to miss deadlines, to a point where I had to withdraw or drop my courses. It had been frustrating. I was even thinking of taking a year gap so that I can save up for a new laptop. I applied for a laptop at the Lords hands NGO, even than I had less hope of receiving one because I knew the are many applicants, but I didn’t lose faith.
“I than received an email that confirmed that I qualify for the laptop, I re-read the email again and again and again. I needed to prove this wasn’t a prank, I couldn’t believe it until I got an email from one of the coordinators that handles the donations of the Lords Hands. Only then did I shed a tear of joy. Gratitude can not explain how happy I am to have been chosen for this rare opportunity.
“I can now re-register for my courses and be able to do them with ease. To The Lord's Hands, thank you. I can not begin to express my appreciation towards what I have been given. I won't be able the only one affected by your generosity, many will. I thank you once more.”
Malumbo, Malawi. “I was using phone for my studies, sometimes I could borrow laptop from my neighbor to do assignments. Now I won't struggle with my studies. In addition, I will no longer be a burden to my neighbor.”
Godknows, the Volta region of Ghana. “I received the laptop. I am really grateful for the donation and may the Lord bless the donors and the hands involved in getting it to me. This will contribute greatly to my academic success.”
Duduzile, South Africa. “When I started my education journey, it was difficult to complete assignments. Thanks to The Lord’s Hands, I can continue my education, and I will also serve other who need help. There are many who desire an education to provide for their families. MAY THE LORD’S HANDS CONTINUE TO HELP THEM.”
Godknows, Ho, Volta, Ghana
Duduzile, Johannesburg, S. Africa
12 Recipients, Johannesburg, S. Africa
12 Recipients, Tesano Ghana Stake Center