“I used to kneel in the sewer.”

That’s what one of our boys once said to me as a way of explaining his faith in God.  He was essentially saying that if God can take him from living on the street, and literally having to “kneel in the sewer,” to being in school and at the top of his class…then God can surely help him again.  Thank God that goes for all of us…He is eternally faithful, what He’s done for us in the past serves as a reminder of what He can do, and that He loves us and cares about us enough to show up divinely in our times of need, for the duration of our lives.  No problem is too big for Him, no virus or disease, or any other challenge we may face in this world.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psalm 40:2

God’s Faithfulness to Street Kids

Through our program in the Kibera slum in Nairobi we currently have 17 former street boys and one former street girl in school, plus three other former street boys who we help on a regular basis along with kids who live near us in the slum who we help with food and school supplies.  Three of our former street boys are at the top of their class, with two of them being number one and one number two, in high school. Two of them will finish high school this year. Two others continue to be a prefect (designated leader) in specific areas of their school. One of our older members who is no longer in school has been traveling with a company that performs the “set books,” or literary books, on stage throughout the country for schools. 

All of the kids are wonderful…they continue to amaze us in so many ways. God has blessed us with a wonderful family of people who have been rejected and broken but are now becoming whole in Jesus and are accepted in the Beloved and in our family. Some of the kids have been with us for almost 8 years now. It’s all a wonder to be a part of, and we thank all of you for being a part of it too! We could never help them without you, asante sana!  

I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness.
Psalm 145:5-7

A New Assignment

God has even blessed us with a whole new group of street boys to minister to and hopefully see come off of the street.  We’ve been working with the previous group for about 4 years now. At least 18 of them have come off of the street (and 2 from town). Two or three of them have decided to remain on the street and have joined up with much older guys who were having them come to steal from us each time we had feeding program. 

Some of the boys from our new feeding program group, before lunch.

So we stopped for a while and prayed about what to do and within a couple of weeks the Lord guided us to a place where I met a new group of street boys, who have a base not far from our Center. They are younger and most of them don’t use drugs, which usually makes them easier to help. The new group seems to have around 10 boys who stay at the base.  We’ve resumed the feeding program for them twice per week. We disciple them as well as give food, clothing and medical care. Already two of them have asked if we can help them go to school. One of them manifested demons on his first visit to the Center so we did deliverance on him and he is much better now. They can use prayers for God to be able to restore them in all the ways He wants to.  

Lunch time with our new feeding group.

Christmas Celebrations!

Thank you very much to all who prayed for our Christmas with the kids and donated towards gifts and school fees!  We had great celebrations with food, fun and gifts for both our former and current street kids, and were able to send more kids to school this year.  Thank you so much for blessing us with that! And to those who sponsor regularly!   

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting.
Psalm 100:4-5

New Blessings at the New Year!

We were surprised at the new year with blessings from one of our first born and the company he works for now.  Simon and his co-workers spent all day cooking for us, then came in the evening with a feast and a new mekko, or gas cooker.  It’s the first one we’ve ever had at our Center. We’re so happy for him and his job and what a great surprise to receive blessings from them.  Then the next week the niece of my co-worker sent a group of her co-workers to bless us too. They came on a bus with food supplies such as bags of rice, flour, cakes, biscuits, fruit, beans and oil.  They cooked for us and played games with the street boys and former street kids. I got to preach to them all that day about Christ the Servant – it was a great time. 2020 is a year of double blessings for sure!  I pray that all of you receive double blessings and even more this year.   

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. 
Isaiah 55:9

Return to the States

This week I returned to the States where I’ll spend time with my mom and other friends and family, and speak at churches and organizations, until May.  If you would like to get together or to have me speak somewhere feel free to reach out and let me know. My new number here is 314-401-9635, and personal email is tamster1010@gmail.com.  

Asante Sana!

Thank you again for all of your support!  It really is a huge piece of what enables us to restore lives, families and destinies in Kenya!  May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you, may the Lord cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you (Numbers 6:24).   

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With lots of love from Above,
Tammy Donahue

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