Shunem Care is a ministry to the involuntarily childless born out of personal pain. Having seen my wife go through a series of surgeries in a bid to have our own baby, wiping her tears as she battled with the anguish that comes with miscarriage, being stigmatised, bad mouthing and the pressure of losing the parental role moved me to pick the wound in my marriage to be the source of providing the needed care to those of my childless tribe.
We gather as men and women from different faiths who share their experiences of being childless. We get our inspiration from that happened in Shunem – a small town where a childless couple who cared for Elisha lived (2 Kings 4:8-37). Though we are in pain, we are hopeful that what the couple in Shunem got we will also get. While we are childless, we are not fruitless, we are complete human beings. We believe that childlessness is not incapacitation. Our mantra is caring for each other.
Don’t die in silence
There’s no need to suffer silently and there’s no shame in seeking help.Catherine Zeta-Jones
Ask for help not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strongLes Brown
The strong individual is one who asks for help when he needs it.Rona Barrett