Winter 2017 Newsletter
The child of a Kenyan mother and Pakistani father who didn’t live together due to religious differences, Leila Abdul’s childhood began in disarray. Barely knowing her mother, she lived most of her childhood with her Muslim father. Tragically, she became an orphan at the age of 14 after both parents suddenly died. Soon thereafter as a teen, Leila married and had a son named Prince Adrian. Adding to the turmoil, her unfaithful husband brought other women into their house and began mistreating her.
Seeking refuge from her abusive husband, Leila
fled with her son to an aunt’s house where she
quickly was considered a burden. Misery and
hopelessness persisted as her aunt drank excessively and falsely accused Leila of wrongdoings while intoxicated. Hope ascended when she was able to make a MCF interview in Eldoret where Leila was subsequently accepted into the family. Today she attends Mully College’s Yatta Vocational center where she trains to be a caterer. Once again, Mully Children’s Family exemplified Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”.
Every Christmas, countless MCF beneficiaries make their annual sojourn back home to MCF. With the help of these returning beneficiaries, MCF conducted a special community outreach program targeting two key areas; drought stricken victims and prisons / police officers. Exemplifying the “no boundaries” doctrine, MCF visited Yatta GK Prison and Correctional
Centre to share special meals and Christmas gifts with 350 inmates. In appreciation to their dedicated service, Matuu and Kithimani Police Officers and their families were beneficiaries of Christmas gift baskets. For the drought and famine victims, a total of 6,000 families received oneweek food baskets the equivalent of an astounding 126,000 meals! While these victims, prisoners, and Police Officers expressed gratitude for these meals, the dominating and indelible message with all recipients was the spiritual feedings and Christlike examples
delivered by the MCF disciples who demonstrated James 2:18: But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
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Yatta Vocational Training
and integrates them into the two year training program. On December 16th, 130 girls and 6 boys became the first class to graduate from the Yatta vocational center since its recent incorporation into the Mully College. Tailoring, dress making, hairdressing, beauty therapy, carpentry, metal work, knitting, computer training, and baby care are some of the many valuable skills the girls and boys earned which will enhance their post graduate selfsufficiency.
Ndalani Dairy Renovation
improvements generated by raising the ceiling. With renovations completed, MCF is now ready to test the dairy concept and model. After successful proof of concept confirmation, milk production will first go to MCF children prior to ramping up for commercial operations which involves a substantial 6 figure investment in procuring cows and production equipment.
Reservoir Completion Sustainability also made great strides recently with the completion of a security wall around the Ndalani reservoir/retention pond. Originating from the Thika river, a recently upgraded system pumps the water over a half mile to the reservoir for
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agricultural use. Commissioned in December, the reservoir will enable alternating day watering of 250 acres of crops at the Ndalani campus consisting of maize, beans, sorghum, cabbage, onions, and spinach. In addition to enhancing sustainability through a more efficient drip versus pump delivery network, the reservoir also serves as a backup in the event of a prolonged drought.
Did You Know?
Christmas Goat Donation
34 needy families in the Ndalani community were the elated recipients of 68 goats recently. Donated by MCF Ndalani, the goats are lifechangers for these families as the nutritional qualities of goats milk are superior to those of dairy for people living in this region. And for what organization is MCF Kenya thankful for these goats? None other than our dedicated MCF supporters at Mt Pisgah UMC as they once again raised the bar and money over two weeks for this vital endeavor.
Transforming Scars into Stars
Around 50 per cent of Kenya’s population live in poverty with a substantial portion falling under the extreme poverty category. Because of the high poverty rate, children are far too often the victims of the region’s pervasive child labor, prostitution, and sexual exploitation trades. At 6.3%, Kenya has one of the highest HIV rates in the world. According to UNICEF, there are more than 2.6 million orphans in Kenya with HIV/AIDS as the root cause for almost half of them. Malaria is another health concern as over 26,000 children under the age of 5 die from this mosquito borne disease every year. But there is hope and encouragement…
In 2016, Mully Children’s Family rescued 350 of these children throughout Kenya and Tanzania. 536 people at MCF schools accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 440 students graduated at 6 MCF locations including 138 Vocational school, 122 grade 12, and 180 grade 8 graduates. We are grateful to you our donors who time and again embody Psalm 10:14: But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
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