Please pray that Doreen (second from the right in the above photo) will receive her passport from the Kenyan government in time to allow her to compete in her three international tournaments before departing for Japan in September 2023. We also pray for all the other children who have been rescued by MCF but have no known next of kin to find their identity not only in MCF but in the Lord Jesus Christ. One thing we know for sure is that God will be faithful to finish the excellent job he has started in the lives of these children.
Doreen, her twin brother, and her older brother were kicked out from their aunt’s Kibera residence one early morning by their aunt. In Nairobi, the three children were homeless, lived in the streets, became beggars, and learned to steal from unsuspecting pedestrians. One day, Doreen’s older brother, who was her protector, did not return to their hiding place in the alleys, and a few months later, her twin brother leapt on a sugarcane trailer stuck in traffic. He intended to steal a few sugarcanes from the open truck before it began to move. He could not exit the vehicle when the traffic started to move, and that was the last time Doreen saw her twin brother. The little girl was abandoned on the streets to learn how to fight for her life and survive independently. On May 1st, 2014, she was arrested and taken to a police station after undergoing abuse while in the street. The small girl could not recall the circumstances surrounding her parents and aunt’s abandonment. She was so young when she began living on the streets and had no idea how long she lived there.
As she was reported as a missing minor, the children’s department attempted to locate her relatives. Unfortunately, neither a single relative nor a person who could identify her could be traced. A children’s court committed Doreen to MCF Ndalani on May 19th, 2014. When she started third grade, she was approximately eight years old.
Doreen joined the MCF Karate team and has since rose to become one of Kenya’s top karatekas. Due to her exceptional performance and dedication, she has been chosen to join the Kenya Karate Junior team, representing Kenya in several international tournaments and culminating in the upcoming Olympic championships in Japan. Since she has no known relatives or next of kin, she has had difficulty getting a passport or other official identity despite being 17 years old. Doreen is a God-fearing, well-behaved Eleventh Grader at MCF Ndalani.
Philippians 1:6 (AMPC)
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.
Psalm 139:13-16 (TPT)
You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.  I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord!  You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place; carefully, skillfully you shaped me from nothing to something.  You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.