Kay, here’s the scoop. I have an address to send money to for Kamau–and because i told the director about interest from friends, he is going to “look for him.”
Now, two days ago he said he’d talk to administration and then said “we’re going to get him.” They went on the road to naivasha, which was closed for a lot of fighting. So he called last night and said, “The road’s been closed but we’re going to try to go early in the morning to get him. We’ve already been given permission to take him.”
God willing, i’ll meet Kamau on Saturday when I go to the home to collect web content. I am so excited. Still, thinking about him makes me want to cry–i cant imagine losing a loved one, let alone a mom, dad, and two brothers in one day. It’d be hard to have some stranger show up and say, “I’m taking you with me.”
Jeanette and i spent some time praying about it all today cause we knew the journey to get him starts at 8AM and we’ll hopefully hear good news today. Pray the road is open, that kamau is safe and that he isn’t too afraid but opens up to his new family.
For those who wanted to donate: we still really need everything we can get. He needs sponsorship for a LONG TIME (age 7 now). so if you said you wanted to help, or if you want to plan a fundraising event and send that in, just contact me for the address. It’s an account in TX (wells fargo) and you’ll get a tax deductable-whatever-super secure reciept.
Thanks again for prayers and support. I could write all day about how much i’ve seen God work in the situation. In other news–we’ve got another need, the one i came to help with specifically–and it’s been hard for me to request funds for kamau when we really want to raise money for a new program in mwiki (a slum near nairobi).
In Mwiki, kids have free education but are too hungry for school most days so they cant make it there without fainting, so they do not go. Most of the kids live with guardians because one parent died of aids, then a year later, the other died. We dont want to remove any kids from their loving relatives or single parents, but we want them to eat. So we’re trying to at least offer daily breakfasts and medical assistance to a manageable number of kids in the slum, trying to strengthen their families where they are now.
Dan and Ramon are helping me to kick off the first day of the program at the end of the month, and we need all the kids toys, candies and games they can fit in their suitcases from Rochester. We also (mostly) need funds so we can buy maize and beans. If anyone feels led to donate here (instead of kamau or in addition to kamau) contact me.
I’m not one to ask for funds–esp for two completely different things in a week. But it’s crunch time–the program has to be at least started somewhat before we can write any large organizations for funding. It’s the initial first few months that we really need help with. People are committed and will be very very honest with the funds received–its a great program run by honest, caring people. If we dont get what we need to have breakfasts, i’m sure all the leaders involved will still spend time visiting families and praying until we can feed them physically as well.
thanks again for reading! I’m off to teach today again (who’s been praying i can go?!) Pray for me as my illness seems to have taken a turn for the worse–you know me, i’ll keep going—but im a bit concerned i wont have any voice at all and my throat will just close up completely and ill die. joking. its a joke. anyway, prayer requests: kamau, Kenya, safety, Mwiki program, sicky. praises: too many to list…