Caring for Vulnerable Children in Jesus' Name
The Outreach Foundation's Projects Coordinator Ebralie Mwizerwa and Africa Mission Specialist Frank Dimmock are in Kenya for the first part of their trip visiting vulnerable children's ministries in Africa. On March 5-6 they will meet with the Board of Tumaini Children's Ministry in Nyeri. Ebralie shared the following blog about the first days of their journey:
We arrived safely in Nairobi on Friday morning around 3:50 a.m. We were delayed in Chicago, missed our connection and were re-routed through Cairo on Egyptian Air – then on to Nairobi. We were so tired when we finally arrived that we decided to rest and travel to Nyeri Friday afternoon.
We were well-received at Tumaini and shared a delicious meal with Rev. Nicholas Miriti, parish pastor; Eunice Kago, Tumaini home manager; Peter Mucheru, session clerk; Virginia Munyiri and Fred Magua, Tumaini board chair.
On Saturday, we had a good conversation with the board, Anne Muindi, and Eunice Kago discussing the welfare of the Tumaini and Huruma children. Over the course of these next few days, we will all study ways to continue the vision of the late Very Rev. Bernard Muindi, who started this ministry to vulnerable children. We also hope to compose a final draft on a strategic plan for the next several years.
Today (Sunday) we enjoyed a worship service in English led by the Tumaini children. It was wonderful! We were also able to participate in interesting discussion sessions with the children. Frank and I met with the form three (juniors) and form four (seniors) students in different groups, girls separate from the boys. We listened to their concerns, some of which will be addressed by the strategic plan.
Former Outreach Foundation trustee Rev. Eve Tolley arrived this evening and completed our group from the U.S.A. Tomorrow we will meet with the full board to work on these important documents which will help determine the best care going forward for the Tumaini/Huruma children.
Thanks for your prayers,