A real typical story in the life of a family in Nairobi this Christmas season
family in Nairobi this Christmas season
When the phone rings at 8pm, we usually don’t answer…Our phones were ringing – over and over. As a rule, once we are in our family’s evening routine, we don’t answer those calls. On this night, there was a follow up text that we could not ignore. “Two girls in your community have been locked out of their home. Their mom is on a drinking binge.”
Our hearts sank!
It was dark and raining outside!!!
But, we couldn’t do “nothing”!
Sam prepared a bed while Abby prepared some food.
The youngest was Blessing! – A five year old that we’ve known!
The next few days we prayed as we tried to find the way forward for these precious girls!
Finally their mom was able to get their house reopened.
We visited. We met their mama… Thankful that she once again was sober and actually doing a little business! But, we still had deep sadness every time we thought about the girls (four sisters now).
Their needs are so deep!!!
They are so vulnerable!!!
The Need? …Spiritual
This family needs food… yes!
This family needs school fees… yes!
They are in grave need of counseling and protection for the girls… yes!
They need money for rent… yes!
But, until they can meet GOD, find His GRACE and walk in His LOVE, there can’t be true healing.
As a matter of fact, the girls are a part of a local feeding program. They also have sponsors paying for their school! They get food from a charity… yet they continue to struggle!
A Local Church’s Embrace
He will be there if mama starts to drink.
He will lead them toward GOD!
Our prayer is that this family will see real transformation!