We hope that through our “behind the picture” blog posts, you will learn more about our children’s lives, be better equipped to pray for their personal struggles, and that one of their stories will touch you and ultimately lead to sponsorship.
A Bit About Mildred!
This is Mildred! She is an 8 year old girl who lives in Kisumu, Kenya, and lives with her mother and two brothers after the death of her father in 2018. Mildred’s mother is now the sole provider working in rice fields pulling weeds all day and still can only afford to feed herself and her children once a day.
Mildred loves playing with her dolls, eating rice and green grams, and being with her best friend, Ashley. Her favorite Bible verse Exodus 33:14 and loves the story of David because he obeyed God. She helps around the house by making tea and doing the dishes. Lastly, she is known in the CarePoint for being very responsible and social!
A Bit About Kenya!
Kenya is located in East Africa and is a very diverse place. It touches the Indian Ocean and is mostly desert and mountainous.
Mildred lives in Kisumu, Kenya which is the third largest city in Kenya. The temperature is anywhere from the low 60s to high 80s and they experience both a dry and a wet season. The homes in Kisumu, Kenya are usually made of mud and corrugated metal sheets and the terrain is typically very rocky and dry. The children within our Kenyan CarePoints rarely have electricity or running water in their home, so they have lots of long walks in all types of weather to the nearest well or other water source.
How to Pray for Mildred!
- Please pray for Mildred and her family members. Pray that God would use their past hardships for His glory and their good.
- Pray that God would heal Mildred’s mother as she is often very sick.
- Pray that God would help Mildred do well in school and that she would continue to learn and grow.
- Lastly, please pray that Mildred would be sponsored and that she would be given hope through sponsorship. Pray that God would bring the perfect sponsor for Mildred and that they would have an amazing and lasting relationship. Most importantly, please pray that all of this would ultimately lead her to Christ.