This blog is about savouring the good and small things in life and being thankful for what I have. I am retired now and trying to do my part to live simply and frugally so I can help on the mission field.
Two young boys I sponsor in Kenya are Peter and John.
|Peter lives north of Nakuru and as of March 2013 he will be 8 years old.|
|John is the first boy I sponsored. John lives in a slum near Nairobi and will be 9 years old in June 2013.|
I am also a correspondence sponsor to Haile who lives in Ethiopia. This means that someone else sponsors Haile financially but I am the one that writes to him. Haile is much older than Peter and John. In fact, he is virtually an adult and as of June 2013 will "graduate" from Compassion Canada program and will be on his own.
|Haile through the years. He is age 21 in the photo on the far left.|
I sponsor my boys through Compassion Canada. I've been sponsoring these particular boys since November 2010. The boys and I are still getting to know one another and I enjoy getting their letters as much as I'm sure they enjoy receiving mine.
It is nice to know what is on their hearts, to receive their prayer requests and to think about what I can write to them as well as send them to bring a little cheer into their daily lives. Recently, John has started to write me letters by his own hand in English. He has excellent printing and is very neat. Peter is still a little young for writing letters but he is an excellent artist. He always sends me drawings but his printing seems very unformed. Haile is old enough to write me his own letters but since they are in Amharic, they need to be translated into English. I will miss hearing from him when he reaches 22 years of age in June 2013. At that point we will no longer be able to keep in contact and he will be on his own.
The children are Hiness, a girl of 12 years, Lindunda age 15, and Humphrey in Grade 2 (from left to right in the photo below). They all go to Chileleko Christian School in the country of Zambia.
I also do some intermittent and self funded missions in the areas around Kericho Town & Nakuru, in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. Projects so far have included helping two women start a small business, helping farmers with seeds & fertilizer, helping the sick, helping students with school needs and clothing and building jiko stoves for the village women.
This blog is my primary outlet for sharing about my simple life: simple joys, simple activities, my faith and charitable works in Kenya and now Zambia. It is also my way to encourage others to join in with me in helping the villagers of Kenya.
Although I do not yet have any sponsored children in the highlands of Kenya I very much want to find a way to do that in future. In the meantime, I help as I am able. If you wish to help too, please send me an email.