Vernos and Priscilla were found in very difficult circumstances when Joseph Kampelembi visited the place they were living. Their father is alive but is very lame, he cannot work. Their mother had died and they were living with their father and grandmother. Soon after visiting, the grandmother died and when Joseph went back to the house he found them all crying and desperate. He therefore brought the children home to his house, his family were willing for the extra children to come and live with them. Vernos and Priscilla are happy to have a family and a father that cares for them. Joseph and his wife feel like these are their own children and love them very much.
Vernos is 11 years old and in Grade 3. He likes football and at school likes English and tries to speak it when he can. He goes to Sunday school and likes to learn about God and loves to read the Bible. There are many children in his Sunday school class. Vernos has shoes but his clothes are pretty tatty.
Priscilla is 13 years old and in Grade 6. She has stayed here with the Kampelembi's for 3 years now. She has a uniform and shoes but not a lot of other things. She has no skirt, books, pencils or bag. She likes living on the farm. Two other siblings live with family members.