Caregiver Spotlight: Joel, Vow Keeper

Caregiver Spotlight: Joel, Vow Keeper

When Joel was growing up, his parents struggled financially and were unable to pay his school fees. Joel shares that “a good Samaritan” came into his life and supported him through primary and secondary education. He was amazed by this generosity and made a vow to God...
Meet Braiton

Meet Braiton

Braiton is a playful, pleasant 10-year-old boy who calls El Shaddai Children’s Center in Kenya home. He recently celebrated a birthday and we are so thankful that he is living in the care of our Kenyan partners, who are dedicated to seeing him thrive! Upon coming to...
How God Changed My Perspective

How God Changed My Perspective

Authored by Courtney Kraus. Courtney is currently funding to come on staff as the director of Kenya ministries I was over the moon at the opportunity to visit Kenya for the first time. It was July of 2019, and I, along with a team of short-termers, was headed to...
Can You Believe This?

Can You Believe This?

Imagine just for a moment that you are an orphan, grieving the loss of your parents, trying to fend for yourself, and feeling abandoned. Now imagine your struggles compounded by the fact that your culture propagates a stigma against you. Many voice—or at least think...
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...