# Lea settles in
I realised I could not always be, ‘the lovely Lea’ who does and gives everything the kids want
Wow so many experiences and impressions I get here in Kenya at Kindfund.
It’s the first time in Africa for me – I’m 19 yrs old, my home is in Austria and I just finished school in 2019.
For many years the thought of going to Africa has stuck in my head. God put it on my heart and now I am actually here and I truly can say that I’m very thankful for it.
Kindfund family and Pamela (Ken has only arrived on 2nd Jan) made it easy to settle in. Its a blessing to spend time with Pamela and Ken and seeing what God has done in their lives through his grace. One day in the beginning I was not well but thanks to God I had recovered the next day.
Running programmes with the children on your own brings some challenges. Pretty soon I realised I could not always be, ‘the lovely Lea’ who does and gives everything the kids want but that strickness and firmness is needed in some situations.
I get to know time after time backgrounds of the children where many can break one’s heart. Only God can heal those kids.
Sometimes the kids bring me to exhaustion but then they bring so much joy and show you their thankfulness for spending time with them. They can sing very, very beautiful- even the little ones impress.
I very much like the personalities of the children. What sometimes annoys me is being so visible as a ‘mzungu’ especially when I walk outside and the young men approach me because they think I must be rich because I am white.
I will write more later but in short I am very blessed here and can personally learn more about God as I deal with the children. It is my prayer that God will make it clear to me if he wants me to continue with my interest in Kenya and Africa.
Time flies by – the two months will be over at the end of January.
You definately don’t get bored – this past week I got an African surprise! More of that next time I write.added on Jan 13
Thank God for the bond between Lea and the children and that she has an answer to her prayer