Mickellange was born into a poor family. Her father died when she was a baby. At a young age Mickellange was sent by her mother to live with another lady whom she called her aunt. At age 9 she returned to her mother, but by age ten, was left an orphan. This began a life of various living situations: an aunt, a brother, an uncle. She lived in a dangerous shantytown. A friend of her mother helped her find a host family who agreed to take her and allow her to go to school in exchange for her work. During this time Mickellange attended some schools, but attendance was sporadic and some school locations required her to walk through dangerous areas.
The Lord led a relative of this family, who is also a member of the Bolosse Church, to accept Mickellange into their home. This was in 2004, and Mickellange was selected by the Bolosse Church Committee to be in the first year of the Rescue One program. During the 7 years she has been supported by Rescue One and the Bolosse Church, she has lived with two families of the church.
Mickellange accepted Christ as her Savior during a presentation by the pastor. She knows that God has blessed her through the gifts of donors to the Rescue One program.
Mickellange has this to say about her Rescue One experience:
I cannot describe the blessings that this program has brought into my life. I could not even dream that I would arrive at the end of my secondary education. There are so many girls, the same age as me, who have not received that opportunity and who already have children without being able to take care of them. To become an educated person was one of my important desires . . . I even had in mind to work in the morning as a servant in order to go to school at night and be able to pay my school fees.
In the Rescue One program I get almost all I need. Through the Rescue One program the Lord has placed Christian brothers and sisters on my way to give me good advice to avoid my falling into the horrors that this world offers. Without the assistance of the Rescue One program, where would I be?
I would like to thank all who sponsor the program, all of you who allowed me to benefit from the invaluable support. May the Lord bless you. I hope one day to help other children in need the same way you take care of me.
Mickellange has passed her exams which is equivalent to a U.S. graduation. We pray God's blessing on her life and plans for a future.