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Finding Melckzedeck (The Rescue of a Street Boy)

As I walked to the grocery store one day in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2013, I ran across some of the street boys who I had been ministering to for about a year by then. In the course of our conversation my little friend, Victor, asked if I would buy him some yogurt, a coveted treat for the street kids, besides bread and milk. After completing my shopping and returning to Victor with his yogurt, I was surprised to find he…

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Victory! What do you need victory over?

Two definitions for the word victory are, “an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition,” and “success in a struggle against difficulties.” For the street boys who we love and help, victory for them sometimes means finding some food to eat before they return to their “base” or “kipanda (fruit stand)” at night. And it can mean making it through the night without being harassed by people who are up to no good.…

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Good Friday & the Tree of Life

When I worked in South Africa for 3 years I liked how at Easter time when I would teach the kids at the feeding program and ask them which holiday we were getting ready to celebrate they would always reply with “Good Friday!” We put on a big conference every year at that time, it was always so powerful. People were saved, set free and touched by the Lord in wonderful ways. On the cross, on that Good Friday, Jesus…

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Surgery for Eva

Praise God!  After nearly 4 years of suffering regularly from the pain of fibroid cysts, our precious and beautiful Eva can finally face life without the worry of that pain, and without the need to take strong, expensive pain killers on a daily basis. As a Kenyan it’s not an easy task to raise the funds necessary for such a surgery.  But by the grace of God and generous people whose hearts He touched, money was made available for the…

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Eva teaching

A story of Eva ~ shining her light for the Kingdom in Kenya

Jesus said in Matthew 5 verse 14, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” If He lives inside of us then we have a heavenly light within that wants to shine. In the world in which we live there is darkness that threatens to overtake and sweep away the souls of people, into places and situations that are destructive and potentially eternally damning. In Daniel 12:3 an angel said to Daniel,…

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Samburu wedding ceremony

Reaching out to the Samburu tribe

The Samburu people are a beautiful tribe of people in nothern Kenya who need to hear more about the extravagant love that the Father has for them. They are nomadic herds people who live a wonderful simple life of caring for their animals and loving their families.  They live in sall groups of huts called manyattas in a hot, dry climate.  They were born out of the Masaii tribe after fighthing within the group decades ago. Last year we took…

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Lunchtime at LC

Feeding impoverished students in the Mathare slum

One of our projects is to help feed the 400 students at Loving Concern Mission center in the Mathare slum. This slum is the second biggest in Kenya with a population of at least 500,000. Pastor Luke Wanyama has the founder of the mission, which has been in the slum for 15 years now. The school offers education to children who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend school. Even though in Kenya primary school is now “free”, there are still many…

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all aboard

Short term missions opportunity

If you have a desire to reach out to very needy children in Kenya we welcome visitors.  Come help with feeding program to street kids, teaching Bible and outreaches to various communities, slums, hospitals and schools.     If you’re interested in serving for a short time in Kenya, email me at and I’ll send you a visitor’s form.

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Puppets for Africa

Transformed Lives in Africa (Image Carousel Post)

Kenya has been hard hit in the past few years by terrorists who have been trying to destroy the country and people’s faith through bomb blasts and shootings.  It can be easy to get discouraged as a result, especially in a land that was already weary from tribal wars, poverty, disease and droughts.  What a perfect time and place for God to pour at His love and power to display His immense love and care for the people there.  We…

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