Least of These in Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya, is home to roughly 4 million people, and close to half live in the slums or in slum-like conditions. In partnership with Africa Gospel Church, Least of These ministry provides healthcare and education to more than 1,000 Kenyan orphans and vulnerable children living in the greater Nairobi area.
Least of These works with children’s homes, special needs schools, HIV/AIDS clinics, children’s centers, and abandoned baby centers in nine different areas of the city. Workers run mobile clinics that aim to prevent and treat current health issues. They also work closely with HIV/AIDS children, taking care of their physical needs and educating them about how to stay healthy and have nutritional diets.
A vital part of this outreach includes taking peanut butter sandwiches to the ministry locations. The goal of these sandwiches is for the children to receive some of the protein and fat lacking from their diets and to give them a special treat to let them know they are loved. Peanut butter is given to children with HIV daily, as the protein and fat are necessary parts of keeping them healthy. The sandwiches also teach the children an important health lesson that the workers hope will become a habit at home—washing their hands before eating.
Education is another important part of a Kenyan child’s mental and emotional well-being. Least of These strives to give orphans and vulnerable children the education they need to empower them to change their lives and not be destined to live in the slums. Least of These also works to educate the children on spiritual truths through Bible stories, coloring pages, and spending quality time together sharing each other’s lives and testimonies.
The staff of Least of These includes WGM missionaries, both in Kenya and the U.S., Christian Service International missionaries in Kenya who have partnered with WGM, and numerous volunteers from around the world. Those who pray for and give to the ministry are also vital partners.
PRAY: Pray that the Lord will continue to provide the trained staff and other volunteers needed to care for the least of these in Nairobi, Kenya, and beyond. Pray that the staff will have wisdom to know whom to add as helpers and that they will have the funding needed to provide food, healthcare, and spiritual care for the children.
GIVE: Partner with Least of These. Make checks payable to World Gospel Mission and write Least of These, Kenya on the memo line. Send check donations to:
World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948
GO: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can partner with Least of These in Kenya.
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