# Katie reports on her time at Kindfund

The youth of Kindfund have had a lasting impact on my life as God has revealed his plans for my future

On 5th July I began a six week visit to Kindfund. I had visited previously in 2014 and spent time with the children during the outreach tour the same year. After keeping in touch with the children I was extremely excited to see them again.

The children, trainees and staff at Kindfund were again a blessing to me over my visit. They have a beautiful way of gently guiding you to ‘un-become’ everything that isn’t really you so that you can be the person God intended you to be.
My time at Kindfund was divided between Ngaremara and Wamba. At Wamba I was privileged to be able to teach English at the Primary school. It was inspiring to experience the children’s drive to achieve. They appreciated being there. The Kindfund children were all very sweet and caring looking after me as their classmates gathered around excitedly trying to see the visiting Madam.
At the home in Wamba I enjoyed painting a mural in the girl’s dormitory and organising sports activities.
I had prepared a sports day involving team relays as the children were to be split into teams/crews for the “Everest” bible camp coming in August. It was a blessing to see how God used this as an opportunity to teach the children the ingredients required to be effective leaders under Him and to work together as one family of God. With the help of staff member, Martin and visitors Noah and Georgia the children all had great fun. Helen, who is in her final year of secondary school was an inspiration to me during my visit. Together we prepared a choir to sing the praise songs for bible camp. During our practices she led the younger children with patience, gentleness and love. When the bible camp arrived we all learnt of God’s power, love, and provision whilst the Lord provided opportunities for outreach in the community.
The youth of Kindfund have had a lasting impact on my life as God has revealed his plans for my future. I had the opportunity to go into the local village at Ngaremara several times with the trainee girls. It was an eye-opener to see how the locals live their day to day lives. I was blessed as I met their friends, a family member and many Turkana women. I felt I was finally ‘home’ as we walked together, laughing, joking and visiting girls I met on my last visit, who were now grown up and living outside the home. When I saw were these young women had came from compared to where they are now I was extremely proud of them, thankful to the Lord and thankful for the blessing Kindfund is to entire communities. I’ll never forget the sisterly bond shared between us all. The staff of Kindfund, kindly took me into Isiolo town on several occasions. Esther (staff) and I met with a group of street-boys aged around 10 to 16 each time and bought them fruit. They had nothing but the clothes on their back and the bottles of glue in their arms. The way they cope in difficult circumstances is deeply moving.
These few words cannot describe all the emotional experiences and Godly appointments I have had this summer. I will miss the Kindfund family and I look forward to returning to Kenya.

added on Sep 29

Pray for Katie as she seeks to be obedient to God's call on her life

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