Prayer is an ongoing conversation and an endless one. We pray for the orphans and widows who need support and hard work to raise, protect, and serve. We also pray with thankfulness to God that we are able to meet needs due to your gifts and generosity every day. Celebrating with positive prayer for what you provide gives us the strength to uphold our mission through building the health, safety, and faith of these children.
Thanks to a partnership with international foundations, Goodwill, Salvation Army, and YOU, our INCREDIBLE supporters, children in our Kenyan Kinship Projects were able to receive new clothes from some of the most well-known brands, like GAP and Crocs! There were so many new outfits and shoes to go around that the shipment was distributed to seven different Kinship Projects in Kenya: Amazing Grace, Aruba, Emmanuel, Geta, Manasseh, Nyasi, and Nzoia.
The shipment included clothes to wear at home, school and church clothes and shoes, and Crocs shoes. Though Crocs are infamous for their questionably fashionable design around here, they are a favorite staple of our Kinship kids and caregivers! They are waterproof, durable, comfortable shoes that are the go-to favorite in the rocky, sometimes muddy, terrain of the region.
A new pair of shoes means everything. For children who have endured the worst trauma, left with nothing, neither a parent who loves them nor a meal to eat, the chance to have their own brand new shoes – not donated or too small or worn through the soles – sparks a joy of belongingness and safety unlike any other. Everyone got the perfect size, and there are many extra pairs in bigger sizes, because these kids are growing fast!
Just imagine the joy and smiles of hundreds of kids receiving brand new clothes and shoes to call their own. Thank you for putting clothes on the backs of these children and comfortable shoes on their feet.
Thanks to the enduring generosity and dedication of donors like you, meals, shelter, education, worship, play, love, and more, can be provided. When the basic needs of the children are met, we can see what should be addressed next: the buildings and properties that shelter them.
Repair work comes inevitably in buildings that have been housing groups of growing children for decades or longer. Maintaining a strong structure for the shelter and education of these children, and maintaining the churches where their faith can grow, is an essential part of their care.
Some construction projects are undertaken by necessity. The Manasseh Kinship Project is celebrating the construction of a new kitchen. The previous roof of their kitchen and dining area was made of mud. One day in November, a rainstorm caused the roof to collapse inward. Everyone got out safely, but their meal was ruined, and their kitchen was unusable. You came to the rescue and funded the construction of a brand new structure.
But there are always more holes to patch. Please consider making a gift to Where Most Needed today.