June 2023 Prayer Guide: our work in Kenya with impoverished, abused and vulnerable children

Thank you for your kind and ongoing support for our work with some of the world’s most vulnerable children, especially your prayers, which we really value. This month we are asking if you could pray for our work in Kenya, with four main areas shown below.

The drought is coming to an end!

A huge thank you to all of you who so kindly gave to our drought appeal to help us feed impoverished vulnerable kids at our Hall Mead School (crucial to help prevent them having to work to be fed, typically in the nearby quarries). 

Thanks: Please give thanks that it has started raining in Karundas, Kenya at last. A real answer to prayer!

Pray: As it will take some time for these rains to have an impact on crops, please pray that we will still be able to serve some of the region’s most vulnerable children and their families effectively.

Lydia is doing well but there's a long way to go

Thank you for all of those who so kindly gave to our appeal to help this lovely impoverished girl have an operation. This is to ensure she can continue to use one of her legs and to relieve chronic pain, both caused by severe sickle cell anaemia. 

Lydia is part of our ‘Simba Scholars’ programme in the Nyamarambe region in western Kenya, which provides education funding and support for some of the area’s poorest and most vulnerable children.

Thanks: The operation was a success and Lydia has taken her first steps without crutches for years! 

Pray: For her continued long recovery process, and that her education won't be disrupted too much. And for safe travels each time she goes to hospital for her check-ups (360 km each way!). 

Traumatised children in Nairobi slums

This new project cares for traumatised and vulnerable children living in awful conditions in one of the world’s largest slums. Local schools refer the worst cases to us, including abused and/or neglected children.

Thanks: That we are starting to build up trust with some of the fragile families we serve, many of whom are very open to our help, especially around trauma care and education support.

Pray: That this ministry will really take off and that God will anoint our staff to minister his love to some of the slum's most vulnerable. And that he will keep them safe as they travel in some dangerous districts.

Young adults transitioning to adult life

Thank you to all of you who have generously given to our Independent Living programme, which mentors young adults in our care as they transition to adult life, including further education.

Thanks: That our supporters enabled us to give laptops to nearly 30 young adults in the programme. Absolutely life-changing and unheard of for kids from such difficult backgrounds

Pray: Please pray for continued blessing on our young adults as they move into independence, that they will know the Lord and always have a heart to bless others as they have been blessed by you.

2022 - A Year in Review

KENYA shared godly wisdom with government workers, communities, and slums

  • We provided training to Kenya’s children and family services employees, sharing our rigorous method for reuniting families and providing ongoing support.
  • Hall Mead School delivered parenting and child safety workshops for the local community as a social worker/psychologist team deepened their impact through our Family Strengthening programmes.
  • We completed a six-month pilot project in the Kibera slum, helping 32 children, who had dropped out of school because of poverty and abuse, resume their education.  

"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity." 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Posted on June 1st 2023

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