I want to share a few truly moving links with you...
These links are part of what God used during the week following Jey Mbiro's testimony to propel my husband and I toward sponsoring a child from Jey's Compassion Project, KE-373.
A Father to the Fatherless http://www.bradruggles.com/2010/03/08/a-father-to-the-fatherless/
Sight for the Blind http://shaungroves.com/2010/03/sight-for-the-blind/
(This photo taken in Mathare from Shaun Grove's blog smacked me right in the face in the form of a giant banner hanging in Compassion's Mobile Experience tent. You think God was trying to get my attention? I had just read the blog the night before...)
58: The Film in Mathare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZF10hm_u58&feature=BFa&list=PLD2531DF18BE96901
This is a series of 8 minute videos done by Kenya's Public Television. VERY insightful. I'm NEVER complaining about my school again. You will not BELIEVE what schools are like.
Hard Lessons: Physical Education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnULdYkuUbI
Hard Lessons: Teaching in the Slums http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNnis3GZds&feature=relmfu
Hard Lesdsons: Learning the Hard Way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM6y8L9suUg&feature=relmfu
Hard Lessons: Learning in Very Unforgiving Conditions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU3nZ0HimLg
I hope that these links are informative.
I hope they move you to pray.
I hope they move you to give thanks for the blessings in your life.
I hope they move you to sponsor a child from Mathare Valley.
Here is one.
Meet Fabian, a resident of Mathare Valley. He could have jumped out of one of those videos, couldn't he?
Check out his little ripped sleeve...
Contact me if you want to know how to sponsor Fabian.