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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 that—“If your own mother couldn’t love you enough to take care of you, who could?”

Most of our children in Russia, India and Kenya face this very dilemma.

So in addition to meeting orphans’ physical and spiritual needs, it’s our goal to help them defy the expectations of their culture and prove that all children are valuable, worthy and capable.

Education is key to this endeavor.

That’s why I’m so proud today to tell you about Kennedy Mongare of El Shaddai Childrens’ Center in Limuru, Kenya.

When Kennedy was only a few years old and his sister was an infant, his father abandoned the young family. Kennedy’s mother, who had already adopted a morally reckless lifestyle, was destitute and attempted to drink away her pain. She went on to have two more children.

While living in the Misiri Slums of Limuru, Kennedy’s mother routinely abandoned her children to go drink. The children often endured days without food, and they were in and out of school.

Kennedy eventually left for the streets.

At the age of nine, he was brought to El Shaddai, where he was given spiritual guidance, moral support and love. Despite his rough early childhood, Kennedy became a pleasant, obedient young man who worked hard at school. I mean, he worked very hard.

So hard, that when he took his college entrance exam, Kennedy accomplished what only 2% of all Kenyans can do. He was granted admission to a university!

Today, Kennedy is in his second year of computer science studies at Kabarak University, a Christian institution. And every day, he is challenging the myth that orphans are somehow less capable than most.

But there are so many other children who just need to be given the opportunity to succeed!

Please help children like Kennedy rise above their circumstances and reach the potential God instilled in them by making your year-end donation here.

Your gift of just $140 will cover all education-related expenses for a child for one year and help him reach his full potential!

Believing in miracles,

April Jurgensen
Founder/Executive Director
The Boaz Project, Inc.

 

P.S.—For your gift to be deductible on your 2017 taxes, we must receive it by midnight, Dec. 31st. EST.

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