These are Kenya's Children


Some of you know that I have a friend in Kericho, Kenya who is a youth pastor. I am always trying to let others know of his work in the hopes that others would come along side him and help him with his ministry to the orphans and widows in his village and further abroad.

Since the January 2008 elections in Kenya there have been many more refugees added to the countryside. My friend and many of his colleagues go out and minister to these internally displaces people as they are enabled. You can read about his last visit to a refugee camp in the post below the photo. If you can help in this work, please let me know and I will give you the information you need. Otherwise you can pray for the people and their needs as well as the ministers and agencies who try to help. I know that many of you are focused on Haiti right now and that is a good thing. But at the same time, let us not forget about the many others who are also homeless and without food.

Hello friends,

I am sitting here and my mind is far away. I have been praying for those in Haiti and thinking about the sights and voices there that I see on the news.

Here in Kenya, I am thinking of those who are in the internally displaced people camps (IDPs). Their tents are torn and leaking. It is sad that we have a cruel world.

I am saddened more with the sight of the children, crying for help, and not knowing the dangers of over exposure to cold and bad weather. The worst thing is that they don't have enough clothes to cover them.

I also met Rachael who gave birth at the camp. We asked her how she got to her child without the services of a matron, and she said, the Lord was on her side. She appealed for help in terms of clothes and warm items to keep the baby warm as they live in the tent.


We need to stand out and pray for the hurting world. It is such a sad time for those in the IDP camps.



God Bless
Pastor Jonah

Comments

  1. Hello, Yes---I always think of the children also... The one good thing to come out of the horrible Haiti situation so far is that alot of those little children are being adopted. Hopefully they will have a better life.

    YES---we both use hiking sticks. I love them. Makes me feel as if I have four legs. ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Thank you Betsy for thinking of the children. I don't know about more children being adopted in Haiti but I do know that Canada and the USA have expedited the adoption process for the children who were already nearing completion of the adoption process. So that is a good thing. As for the children in Kenya's IDP camp, the world seems to have forgotten about them. I thank God for the ministers there who try to do what they can. Happy hiking :-)

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  3. I'm glad you choose to add stories about the way people are living around the world. Life is really hard for so many people, that I think we loose site of what saccrifice actually is.

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  4. Wonderful thought-provoking post Joyful. Thanks I will continue to pray for all the Haiti victims and now add these Kenya orphans and the youth pastor to my prayer list. Bless you my friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  5. Oh this is just so upsetting. It is hard to understand why it seems at times like the media forgets. I am always so thankful for those there, helping.

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  6. Hi simplelifeinfrance, I'm so glad you enjoy the stories I am sharing here. I feel it is one small way I can try to help a lot of those less fortunate. It is also a way I can help to remind those of us who have it better, that we are indeed blessed. We can try to appreciate what we do have and hopefully some people will share out of their abundance.

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  7. Thank you JO, for all the prayers for Haiti and for Kenya. May God bless you for it.

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  8. Hi notesfromthefrugaltrenches, sometimes it is hard not to be overwhelmed when we see or know of needs elsewhere. It is always challenging to remember that God is in control. He sees and knows too. We can help by praying and by giving as we are able. Then we must leave the rest up to our sovereign Creator. I know you have a sensitive spirit and a big heart and I know you are doing everything you can in your part of the world to remember those elsewhere. I'm glad you read my blog so you can see from time to time what I will share about Kenya. Right at this moment, there are many displaced peoples post election, well over a year ago now. There are also many suffering from famine and drought and most recently, floods caused by El Nino. It is quite sad and we can simply pray. God bless and big hugs xx

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  9. Hi notesfromthefrugaltrenches, sometimes it is hard not to be overwhelmed when we see or know of needs elsewhere. It is always challenging to remember that God is in control. He sees and knows too. We can help by praying and by giving as we are able. Then we must leave the rest up to our sovereign Creator. I know you have a sensitive spirit and a big heart and I know you are doing everything you can in your part of the world to remember those elsewhere. I'm glad you read my blog so you can see from time to time what I will share about Kenya. Right at this moment, there are many displaced peoples post election, well over a year ago now. There are also many suffering from famine and drought and most recently, floods caused by El Nino. It is quite sad and we can simply pray. God bless and big hugs xx

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