My Family

My Family
Summer 2015

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program...

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program of blogging our trip to offer PRAISE to our GOD for what He has done and is actively doing even as we speak.

Today (12/3/13) we got notice that "our street boys"  Our boys part 1 ;  Our boys part 2  were recieved into their "home" which we will be sponsering along with Linda and Paul and others if interested.

Here is the email my brother in law recieved today:

"Hello Paul,
Today I went back to Nanyuki to persue the rescue of the two boys and it worked very well. The Childrens Officer at the Nanyuki was very supportive and he gave me the letter to allow me the legal custody of the boys.
I came back to Meru earlier in the evening with the boys and they are now living with us.
Thank you so much for the support and partnership that has enabled us to do this necessary rescue. I look forward to working with you more and will keep you updated on the progress of the boys as they adjust to the new life here and prepare to join school in the next one month. The arrival of the boys here marks the beginning of the real work of rehabilitation and transformation and I am sure as the Lord helps us we are equal to the task.
Greetings to your family."

We are praising Jesus for all He has done.  We are humbled to be His hands and feet alongside others on our trip.  This was not planned.  None of us went to Kenya with this in mind.  None of us sought it out until it happened.  But, all of us were unified in agreement that we could not walk away from these boys.  It was amazing to be allowed to be a part of this story.

1.  Lucas--saw the boys and immediately jumped out and greeted them and reached through the fence to touch them.  He wanted to give them everything we had in the car for food.
2.  John--a former street boy, a translator, an inquiring mind that also immediately saw them when we parked the car for a potty stop and was drawn to them like a magnet.
3. Me-photographer, and overwhelmed by the whole thing that I was in uncontrollable tears.  (how that helps I'm not sure other than I KNEW we couldn't just walk away)
4.   Isaac- photographer-also had genuine concern for the boys and went directly to them and greeted them.
5.  Linda- also willing to do what we needed to do to help in whatever way we could and went to buy food and water to give them immediately.
6.  Paul--also overwhelmed like me- supported Linda in buying whatever they needed immediately.  Made plans to return the next day and committe to them that we would--also his wheels began turning right away as to how we could get these 2 boys off the street permanently.  His practical administrative skills were indespensible.
7. Pastor Godfrey-our driver--and local pastor--indespensible resource for local knowledge on how we could help in a very practical way.  Man of God.  and Prayer warrior.

Now we continue our prayer journey.  We have only just begun.  We know our boys have struggled with sniffing glue.  Oh dear Lord we pray for complete and total Healing that we know only YOU can supply.  This will be a lifelong journey.  May their tender hearts that have been hurt and damaged for so long return to joy.

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen."  Eph. 3:20-21


Isaiah 61

The (A)Spirit of the Lord [a]God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To (B)bring good news to the [b](C)afflicted;
He has sent me to (D)bind up the brokenhearted,
To (E)proclaim liberty to captives
And [c]freedom to prisoners;
To (F)proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the (G)day of vengeance of our God;
To (H)comfort all who mourn,
To (I)grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The (J)oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called [d](K)oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Then they will (L)rebuild the ancient ruins,
They will raise up the former devastations;
And they will repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
(M)Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks,
And [e]foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
But you will be called the (N)priests of the Lord;
You will be spoken of as (O)ministers of our God.
You will eat the (P)wealth of nations,
And in their [f]riches you will boast.
Instead of your (Q)shame you will have a (R)double portion,
And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion.
Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land,
(S)Everlasting joy will be theirs.
For I, the Lord(T)love justice,
I hate robbery [g]in the burnt offering;
And I will faithfully give them their recompense
And make an (U)everlasting covenant with them.
Then their offspring will be known among the nations,
And their descendants in the midst of the peoples.
All who see them will recognize them
Because they are the (V)offspring whom the Lord has blessed.
10 I will (W)rejoice greatly in the Lord,
My soul will exult in (X)my God;
For He has (Y)clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
And (Z)as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the (AA)earth brings forth its sprouts,
And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,
So the Lord [h]God will (AB)cause (AC)righteousness and praise
To spring up before all the nations.


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