On Thursday this past week in Kenya, three of our sponsored boys (Gilchrist Billa, Silale Erot, and Benson Ekamais) graduated from college. Meanwhile, on that same day, we celebrated Thanksgiving here in the US. My two children, Anna and Taylor, helped raise $5500 with our annual Rafiki Run by running in a Turkey Trot here in Seattle Thanksgiving morning. It seems only appropriate to stop and give thanks to God for these three boys and their accomplishments, for the generosity of their sponsors through the years to get them to this place, and for the donations that were given for Children of the Kingdom on Thanksgiving for the Rafiki Run as well. What a wonderful celebration from one side of the world to another!
Since gathering around a table is so significant for the Thanksgiving holiday for family and friends here in the US, Anna was dressed as the kid table for our festive Turkey Trot, and I was running as the grown up Thanksgiving table. With all the fun, we raised over $5400 for Children of the Kingdom! May your tables also be bountiful this holiday season and full of feasting, merriment and good cheer!
It's that time of the year when I am compiling reports, and I feel like a proud mama as I look at these beautiful pictures of the children who are growing and flourishing in our program.
I wanted to share just a few of the profile pictures and to thank you for sharing God's love with these precious children through the gift of your sponsorship for their education. With your support, the world is changing for the better--- one child at a time.