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Love Never Gives Up

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Love Never Gives Up

For over nine years now Muthee has brought laughter as well as challenges to Mama and Papa. With his quick wit and big glistening eyes, he could wiggle his way out of any trouble or form of work. The bars on our windows may have kept the thieves out but Muthee could easily swarm his way through them anytime he wished. Just about the time he exasperated us and we wanted to kick him out, his BIG smile would melt our hearts and Papa would give him ‘just one more chance’.
Then last year, around Christmas time, Muthee slipped out into the night and got involved in a serious crime. The kids he was with were all arrest but for some reason our village chief just warned Muthee. Ooooh how Papa Mike wanted to chase him off but then again he knew it would break our hearts to kick him out so he stayed ‘just one more time’.
To our surprise, this last year Muthee has finally changed! Every night he’s inside, though not always on time. He’s often asked to speak at the Christian Union in his public high school. He’s a valued team player on the soccer field. And he’s the best interpreter for Papa in Kenya.
In the Good News Bible I Corinthians 13 verses 6 and 7 read,” though love is not happy with evil…………….love never gives up, and its faith, hope and patience never fails.”

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Fridah Kathama

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Sponsorship | 0 comments

Fridah Kathama

Talk about dysfunctional families! Mom’s an alcoholic, with a long history of failed relationships. Dad is too with a great big “L” for looser on his back. Fridah’s only brother was booted out of the house at the tender age of 4 because he was slow at learning things. He died of TB, alone on the streets at 20 years of age. Sisters- two of them are living with men and the third begs on the street corner for shillings to feed her kids and her “drug habit”. But Fridah has chosen to follow Christ and is doing great. In fact Fridah excels in everything she does without really trying. School is easy and friends flock to her like butterflies to daisies.
This last February a friend of the family offered to take Fridah to a boarding school to insure that Fridah had a better life. We had no legal right to keep her with us so she opted to follow the Kenyan dream of a private boarding school. Within weeks she was placed in another children home with many many children and very few adults. “There was no safety there”, she cried. “The boys try to get me all the time and I want to be pure.” Finally she ran to her sister who got her back home with us.
Fridah is in 10th grade and is 17 years old.

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Ken

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Sponsorship | 0 comments

Ken

When KEN THURANIRA’s parents died, his older brothers and sisters were scattered to the four winds. But since Ken was still a nursing baby, he was kept with his grandmama. As he grew no one really watched him so he became the village stray dog, living with whomever would let him stay. He was tossed from neighbor to neighbor without any protection or security. When his big brother Jonah – who was living with us- went to find Ken, he found a terribly angry little boy. So Ken came to live with Jonah at Heart of God Ministries.
Within days Ken got mad and ran away but the streets of Meru frightened Ken. The loud, speeding traffic was too much for this little village boy who knew nothing but mud huts and grazing cows. Mike found him just sitting, staring at the tall 2-story building in the center of Meru. Mike took him home and Ken has never run again.
6 years have passed since that day Ken came to us. No longer does anger control Ken’s life. The process has been slow but Ken has learned to trust us. At first he was so mouthy, cussing loudly at anyone who dared cross his path. Then for a few years he was silent- refusing to hardly speak to any of us. However now since Ken made Jesus his Lord and Savior, he opens his heart if someone takes the time to listen.
First Corinthians 13:8 reads in verse 4, “love is patient”, and then in verse 8 it concludes that, “love never fails.” The transformation in Ken’s life has testified that these words are true.
Ken just finished 8th grade and is waiting for to enter high school. He needs $200 for the first term because he need uniforms, shoes and books as well as school fees. Then a monthly amount of $30 thereafter will keep him in school.

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Eric Kinoti

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Sponsorship, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Eric Kinoti

Eric Kinoti: Big Muscles and Big Heart. The kind of kid that makes a family , a good place to live. Kinoti is quiet too which is a BIG plus with 18 teenagers in the house. So why didn’t his mama keep him? The obvious answer is poverty. When he got old enough to fend for himself, his mama chased him to the streets hoping that somehow he’d survived. That’s when little 8 year old Kinoti came up to PATHWAYS our daytime program for street kids. Moved by the compassion of Jesus, we invited Kinoti to join our family. What an awesome son he has been.
School was always a challenge to him. While he was in 5th grade his teacher, Nathan Hall, took a special interest in Kinoti and believed in him so much that Kinoti started believing that he could learn. Since then Kinoti has persevered and last year in 2014 he passed his Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education Exams. Now he is really to enter high school.

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John Kela

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Sponsorship, Uncategorized | 0 comments

John Kela

John Kela is 18 years old. A freshman in High School
Last year when John finished 8th grade, he had to choose his permanent identity. Was he John Kela or John Chris? Or was he John Spot Chris? He had so many names to choose from. And then John had to figure out how old he was too. Such confusion! This is because no one had a birth certificate until 2003. So as our kids reach the end of their primary education- 8th grade- the kids have to register with the Kenyan government, officially declaring their identity and age.
John Kela came to live with us right after we rescued his little 5 year old brother from the streets in 2008. Alcohol and abuse had destroyed their family. John has chosen Jesus to direct his life and to become a victor instead of a victim. Philippians 3:13 explains his choice, “…forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
John often reveals his heart through songs This is one of the 200 songs he has written.

Don’t Ever Give Up

Don’t ever turn back and say you have no hope.
Keep on going
‘Cause there’s always people to encourage you
And others to discourage you.
But don’t mind what they say.
Just keep on going.
This life, there’s always challenges.
Don’t ever take a shortcut.
Keep on going……………..Yeah!

Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up
Cause there’s always His great plans He has for you.
No matter, hold tight to Him
Cause He will give you strength.
So never give up.
Yeah! Oh, oh, oh, oh! Yeah!

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Faith

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Sponsorship | 0 comments

Faith

Faith was abandoned by her mama long before she could store up memories. Faith’s only hope rested in her papa who mysteriously disappeared for days and even weeks at a time. Neighbors offered crumbs from their meager pots and classmates shared their lunches. But the nights, the long lonely nights filled with shadows and creaks were becoming too much for this tiny 8 yr old girl. Finally one night as darkness gathered, Faith raced out into the street to escape the terrifying shadows and thundering silence of her solitary cell. Running through the streets, searching for someone, anyone! In the distance she saw a fire flickering and a spark of hope was ignited. Maybe this mama at the fire would give her a bite to eat. As Faith drew near, sure enough, Mama Joyce offered her some hot French fried and a warm smile. After that Faith mustered up the courage to ask for a bed and Mama Joyce brought her to our home.
Thanks to the prayers and gifts of our faithful partners Faith has found security through knowing Jesus as her ever-present Lord and Savior. She is maturing into a strong, beautiful young lady who has a joyful desire to help wherever she’s needed. Faith studies hard and plays hard ( very competitive). She is now through with primary school and waiting to go to high school. Already we have enrolled 5 kids in public high school and are trusting the Lord to supply the money for the 6 other kids to go. It’ll costs $200 to get each one of them uniforms and books at the beginning of the year but only $30 a month after that. Please Pray and let us know if you want to help.

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