One thing God taught me was to be grateful in everything. EVERYTHING! While this seems like an obvious Sunday school lesson, let me elaborate. We spent six days in the Hope Center, an orphanage located in Oyuma that houses AIDS‐ ravaged children. There were SO many children, and we met every single one. But
In April, of 2017, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Kenya to experience "The Take Heart" ministry. It changed my life! I was able to see, firsthand, the poverty and brokenness in the lives of the widows and their children. On my visit to the slums and The Candlellight School, I heard the prayer
Hello (or should I say, Jambo!!!) my friends! I have officially been in the states for a good 3 days and boy have the past 3 weeks been a ride. People have been asking me how Kenya was, and every time I get asked the question… I just don’t really know what to say.
I’ve spent the past few months perfecting my sales pitch about porcupine quill bracelets, hand-dyed tapestries, and acacia wood talking sticks. These products filled the heavy boxes that I unloaded in the morning; they crowded my table later in the day, sheltered from the falling leaves by the white canvas of a small tent. Working
Nairobi, Kenya • July 13th, 2015 Today we drove to the Mathare Child Development Center where a local Kenyan named Jane showed us around the school and church. She was incredibly inspirational, helping almost 1,500 kids each day. It all started in 1999 when 12 boys who had been rooting through garbage for food came to help Jane clean
The team has arrived safely in Nairobi! Here's their update: First day in Kenya. We visited Alice at the Candlelight school and made our first fair trade purchase. We then had chapatis and lentil soup at Alice's house. We are now visiting with Stacey Whitman. Of course we go no where without Joshua and David.
This Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the tremendous amount of gratitude our dear friends in Kenya have for our friendship with them. Likewise, we are grateful for them and the opportunity we have to partner with and advocate for them amongst people who have been blessed with so much. We are thankful for the many things
We currently have a team in Kenya and, as always, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers concerning their safety. They're having an amazing time so far, spending a few days in Nairobi before heading to the village. While there, they will enroll Beatrice in university. (Beatrice is Take Heart's first sponsored university student.) Be sure
Africa, just saying that word brings back so many memories. I had always wanted to go to Africa since I was younger and I would of never imagined that I would actually step onto African soil. I was so excited just to be there and say that I was there but I would of never
I went to Kenya with a heart for widows and I met some incredible women there who are widows like me. The first night in the village, though, I met Delta’s Kenyan daughters and they stole a piece of my heart. These young ladies are aged-out orphans who are able to continue their education through