The pangs of the coronavirus have had adverse effects on nations, communities and families worldwide. In Kenya today, several people lost their jobs and livelihoods. This, in turn, has resulted in families woes, where some families ended up as street families, while others have had to return to the rural homes after they lost their jobs. There has been a steady increase in depression, murders, and children abductions. Families have broken, and children have become victims of violence and abuse while most have run away to the streets, and others are getting pregnant.
As the year 2021 began, MCF has continued to rescue children from very desperate and distressing situations. The number of children who are seeking help in MCF is overwhelming.
We kindly ask for your prayers that God will: Continue to give us wisdom and discernment on which children to rescue; Provide us with resources to take care of the newly rescued children; Heal the children’s hearts as many have a lot of trauma, are full of rage and need psychosocial support, health care and spiritual nourishment.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
Romans 5:3 MSG
There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!