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# Stephen and Catherine visit Kenya

“The minute I stepped out of the matatu and saw the children running towards us, all concerns and worries immediately left and a certain peace took over.”

Visited and Revisited
by Stephen Scott

This being Catherine’s first visit to Kenya she was understandably nervous. For weeks beforehand, with many unanswered questions, she had been harbouring concerns. But, in her own words, “the minute I stepped out of the matatu and saw the children running towards us, all concerns and worries immediately left and a certain peace took over.”

Having visited before—in 2007—I was quietly curious to see what had changed in the intervening years. After a long and tiring journey, were it seems that little has changed in Kenya, it was immediately obvious that much progress had been made by Kindfund – and not just the development of the sites; the change in the children was abundantly obvious…their love was infectious.

Our time with Kindfund was divided between Ngaremara and Wamba. Just to be able to spend time with the children in their own environment is a privilege and blessing. Yes, they all have material needs, but so many of them are spiritually well-off, they are a living testament to the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

A paragraph or two here can never express all the wonderful experiences that Catherine and I had, we can only make mention of the children’s love for each other and their trust in the Lord to supply their needs. Of course, they have desires and wants like anyone else, but many of them also have an inner desire to serve and please the Lord.

We wish to commend the staff for their commitment and love for the children (1 Thess 1:2,3) and thank them all for sharing their lives with us…we are all the more blessed.

Would we go back? Of course!

added on May 26

Kindfund was established as a charity in 2004 to further the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help relieve poverty amongst some of the poorest tribes in northern Kenya, working with the pastoralist Turkana, Samburu and Rendille.

We currently use 5 tonnes of food and supplies per month, providing for 125 children in 4 homes and 250 children in nursery and primary education.

We have dug 7 wells and fitted 7 handpumps, bringing safe water to remote villages.

100% of gifts go to Kenya.

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Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100121 and accepted as a Society in Kenya 26316