Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Meet the Hope Guardians

I am pleased to post this photograph of our cohorts in Meru. We fondly refer to them as "the hands and feet" of our ministry to the children of Kenya, and it is with deep gratitude and affection that I bring them to you. From left to right: Esther Mbaabu, a social worker and friend of Mburugus; The Rev. Elijah Mwirigi, chaplain and Exec. Director of Hope; Ibrahim Gitonga, Josephine's father who has taken in orphans for many years and is considered an agricultural expert in the area; Harun Koome, Peter Mburugu's brother living in Karugwa. He has worked tirelessly for the children, and last but certainly not least, Amalia Kithure, a school teacher at Meru Boys School and advocate for many of our sponsored kids. The truth is, each of these people has a heart as big as all outdoors and they all work without complaint to bring hope to the hurting people in their community. We were delighted last fall to work out some of the details of our shared ministry and request that you pray for us individually and collectively. Together we share the opinion of the author of the book of James who wrote: Pure and undefiled relgion is visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.