Selamu Kutoka Kenya! (hello from Kenya!) Yesterday and today our team traveled to Miwani in Western Kenya to visit St. Luke's. St Luke's and the surrounding community is a world of it's own. Pastor Joshua, the humble and kind-hearted kimbosi (leader) of St. Luke's is a modern day Mother Theresa in caring for "the least of these" in Miwani. He is doing everything he can to break the cycle of poverty in Miwani. It has been such a blessing to be graced by these Kenyan people's presence. I love and miss you all! Keep us in your prayers.
Kwa Heri (good bye) and see you soon!
Love, Josh Blake
Today has honestly been my favorite overall! We went to Humble Hearts, which is a school for deaf, orphaned, and vulnerable children. They started Humble Hearts when they saw the need for deaf children to have a chance at education. In Kenya being born deaf is seen as a curse. They are an awesome place of hope and light in their community. We met with the children and toured the school and then planted some trees in their gardens. Afterwards we broke into two groups, I went with the group to visit Vessel of Hope. The head of Vessel of Hope is Grace, her school stands out to me because it is for children who weren't able to go to any other school. We were blessed to meet Grace and see how she is working to help her community.
Love and miss you all,
This afternoon I went to visit one of the 1010 partners called MOCASO. I am so happy to hear about the great things happening with HIV/AIDS support in Kenya! MOCASO is giving support to women who have HIV/AIDS by giving them free anti-viral drugs to slow the progression of HIV. They also provide support groups for counseling and discussing the issues they are facing. At MOCASO hope is near and the future is so bright. I love and miss you all.