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 sweathearts. 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, is an elementary school teacher in Texas. Their grown son Kaleb is in customer service with a cell phone company. Eliana and Eden, who joined the family through adoption from Ethiopia fourteen years ago, will be ministering along with their parents in South Africa. 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 for house parents posted on the SIM website, both regarded it as answer to their prayer for God's leading.
What we do:We will be house parents at Lily of the Valley Children's Village in KwaZulu - Natal Province. It will be our privilege to provide long term care of Zulu speaking children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. The children are accommodated in homes on-site in a rural community. As we maintain a safe, warm and nurturing home for children suffering with these serious health concerns, it is our hope that in so doing, we may present Christ to them, raising them to know Christ and love His Word.
Involved with:Children and Youth
Current Funding: 66%