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Spotlight on Allan

Spotlight on Allan

Allan was brought to El Shaddai Children’s Center by his mother and some representatives of a church who have a ministry in the Githogoro slum where he lived. His mother, a mentally-challenged and therefore illiterate former orphan, recognized she was unable to care...
On Behalf of God

On Behalf of God

Meet my friend, Rev. Lydia Kamau. She wouldn’t like me saying it, but she’s a modern-day saint. Really. Years ago, Lydia—faced with the tremendous needs in her Kenyan village—felt led to start a feeding program for children. She thought a few hot meals could make a...
I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart

I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart

“I Have Hidden Your Word in my Heart…” For me, short-term mission trips have always included being flooded with newness—new sights, new sounds, new tastes, new knowledge about God, others and myself. This newness can make it all so exciting—or devastating—that...
A Life-Changing Blessing

A Life-Changing Blessing

James, SimonYuki and Michael On my trip to Kenya with The Boaz Project over New Year’s, I connected with was a boy named Michael. He had a lot of fun doing the VBS crafts we brought and coloring, but he especially has a passion for music. A question from one of our...
Insider Glimpse

Insider Glimpse

What do New Year’s Eve, shoe shopping, and The Names of God Bingo all have in common? They were highlights of The Boaz Project’s recent short-term trip to Kenya! Having just returned home from an amazing visit with the boys and their caregivers at El Shaddai...
Meet James from Kenya

Meet James from Kenya

Upon spending time at the El Shaddai Boys’ Home in Kenya you will quickly gather that this group of boys is full of wonderful but very different personalities. One boy has a quiet, very observant personality. James is content being alone, so to find him, you may have...
How Firm a Foundation

How Firm a Foundation

Just a few months ago, we told you of Moses who was brought to the El Shaddai Boys Home after his home caught fire and his mother was stripped of parental rights. We explained that several weeks later, his sister was released from the hospital and brought to the home....
Meet Those Behind the Scenes

Meet Those Behind the Scenes

We often introduce you to the children we work with, but these children are only one side of the story. Standing behind each child is a caregiver who works tirelessly to make each child is cared for, has food, a safe place to heal and grow, and so much more. I wish I...