December 17th, 2019
As 2019 comes to a close we wanted to share an update from Grace Empowerment with you, and celebrate all that this programme was able to achieve across 2019.
Grace Empowerment serves some of Nairobi’s forgotten children, who are growing up on the streets. Pastor Joshua, who leads this project, shares:
“The need for security is real. The need for school is still high. The need for vocational training is real. The need for proper rehabilitation is real. Threat to whole wellness is real, as some succumb to death from coldness, sickness and disease.”
Many of these children have left homes because their parents were unable to support them, they were kicked out, or in some cases had to flee because of abuse. Life on the streets isn’t easy, and the challenges that Pastor Joshua describes above are very real.
Pastor Joshua has been able to meet up regularly with 66 street boys offering practical and spiritual support. He provides counseling, food, medical support, clothes, mentoring, prayer, spiritual guidance, bible teaching and is helping them to transform their lives and move away from the streets. Rejected and scorned by surrounding society, Pastor Joshua is one of the few people who believes in the value and potential of these young people.
With help from supporters in the UK, in 2019 Grace Empowerment has been able to:
Next year we hope to extend the half-way house programme to provide more young men the opportunity for rehabilitation. For all those who have supported the work of Grace Empowerment we want to say thank you. Please continue to pray for this work.
If this is the first time you have heard about the Grace Empowerment Programme, and you would like to make a donation to support the work of International Needs in Nairobi with Pastor Joshua you can do so here.
To find out more about the Grace Empowerment Programme, please get in touch with Ali Mbugua on 01883 331332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.