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 El Shaddai, Braiton’s heart was in need of much healing. Like all of the boys in the home, the trauma of no longer being able to count on his earthly parents for love and security made him extremely vulnerable.

As he adjusted to his new home and received faithful love from the caregivers at El Shaddai, Braiton was able to heal and develop in body, mind, and spirit. 

Braiton now loves school and is first in his class. He is being trained in Scripture and reminded daily of Jesus’ love for him.

I had the privilege of having Braiton in my VBS group on both of my visits to Kenya. He is a thoughtful, helpful, and intelligent boy. On our December 2019 trip in particular, Braiton had excelled in his English-speaking abilities and was able to translate for some of the younger boys. I was impressed by his knowledge of the Bible and willingness to serve his brothers.

Please pray that Braiton will keep his love for learning and grow in faith and wisdom.

Living in His light,
Courtney Kraus
Director of Kenya Ministries


  1. Sarah

    Just look at that face! It radiates with joy. Thank you Boaz for helping to provide a home where he can flourish and learn about the God who loves him.

  2. Teresa Hall

    This is a perfect example of the power of prayer and God blessing Braiton for his excelling in his academics and faith in Jesus Christ.


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