Friday, May 9, 2014

Thoughts on Africa

Hi friends,

Lately, I've been hankering to go to Africa again. I haven't been there for what seems like ages.

Mainly it's because I've been helping this young man named Elvis to get a university degree. I'll be honest and say it has been a lot for me to take on in addition to all my other obligations.  But we are so close to the finish line. Elvis has one more term to go and then he is expected to finish his Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery in Kisii, Kenya. His mother is a single parent of several children and though she works it is barely enough to put food on the table for Elvis' siblings.

Elvis as a teen

Someone who graduates with a diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery is the first clinician that a patient or client comes into contact with when they enter a health facility.  In some cases graduates of the program also manage and administer the health programs and hospitals, especially in rural areas.

Elvis just starting out as a university student.

Elvis in his lab coat.

I'm putting out a request to the universe through this blog to help Elvis to finish strong. If you can help contribute toward his living expenses of $100 (US) per month or his graduation fees itt would be a true blessing. 

For those that wonder whether your donations can make a difference, they really do. In this case you are not sending funds for food needs or clothing, you are actually helping someone finish training to get a job and to help others. Kenya really needs skilled workers and I hope soon that Elvis will be joining their ranks.

God bless you for any help you can provide. You can find a donate button at the top
right of this blog. Click on the "Go Fund Me" information.

I'm hoping that after Elvis graduates I might be able to save for a trip to Kenya once again.
I would love to do more to help the widows that I've been helping over the years with food and household needs like jiko stoves.

Thanks so much.
Have a wonderful weekend. 


Denise said...

I love your heart.

Joanne Noragon said...

Your pride in this young man is well deserved. Good for Elvis!.

Joy said...

Wishing Elvis the very best in life - and you Joyful, are a great ambassador - blessings on you both!
Love, Joy x

Ceil said...

Hi Joyful! What a difference you are making in this young man's life. I really hope you'll be able to go back and see him after graduation. Maybe even to see where he works? And you'll know what a difference you made to him, and to the people who need his gifts.
Happy Mothers Day to you too! (late of course),

jabbott said...

I think its amazing what your doing for this young man x

Cynthia said...

I would like to make a donation but I don't see the Donate button.

Joyful said...

Hi Cynthia, sorry. The donate button can be found by clicking the Go Fund Me widget on the top right of the blog. There you will find a donate button at the top. You can also send directly to my email via Pay Pal. Thanks so much on behalf of

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