Michael and Lori Rosenbauer
Serving in South Africa
From: United States of America
Who we are:Michael and Lori met as children when their parents were attending the same Bible school in New York State, and later became high school sweethearts. They have lived in Maine for the past 24 years. Michael has served in church ministries such as teaching Sunday school classes, leading small group Bible studies, serving as deacon, elder, and assisting with youth group. He also served with two short term mission teams to Ecuador. Lori has served as a pregnancy center counselor, children's program director at Bible Study Fellowship, church nursery director, music ministry, and home school support group leader. The Rosenbauers also had the joy of foster parenting 28 babies over an eight year span. Michael and Lori are the parents of four children. Their grown daughter, Kaleena, now lives in Texas. Their grown son Kaleb lives in Maine. Eliana and Eden, who joined the family through adoption from Ethiopia 15 years ago, are ministering along with their parents in South Africa during their first nine month term, which began November 2013. Adopting blessed Michael and Lori by demonstrating that yielding to God's plan is the only way to live. Additionally, adopting helped them become more aware of the needs of children in other lands especially those who are homeless; and whose lives, families, and communities are destroyed by AIDS. When Michael and Lori found the opportunity on the SIM website in 2010 to serve at Lily of the Valley Children's Village, both regarded it as answer to their prayer for God's leading.
What we do:We are serving at Lily of the Valley Children's Village in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa. It is our privilege to participate in providing long term care of Zulu speaking children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. With Mike in the role of Village Manager, we will help to maintain a safe, warm and nurturing home for children suffering with these serious health concerns. In so doing, we will present Christ to them, raising them to know Christ and love His Word.
Involved with:Children and Youth
Current Funding: 75%