Dear Friends and Partners,
As 2016 comes to a close, I, my wife Lilian, the staff & teachers, students, and all our orphans and widows here in Migori, Kenya, want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support to Christ Care Ministries International (CCMI). Your donations and love have truly gone a long way. Without God’s provision through the financial and spiritual partnership of people like you, what we do would be impossible.
Below, one of our orphans who started high school in January 2016, shares his story.
Hello, my name is Duncan. In 2007, my father was attacked and killed during inter-tribal post-election violence. During the same attack, my mother was raped and infected with HIV. Devastatingly, she lost the battle with HIV/AIDS in 2011. After my mother died, I wandered the streets begging for food from travelers with my two younger siblings. In 2012, a Good Samaritan (a young man from the community) took me off the streets of Nandi Hills. After he passed away due to severe cholera in 2013, I was left without a guardian and so entered the CCMI Orphanage. The staff of CCMI fed me and cared for me. They gave me a safe place to sleep and taught me how to read and reason. They gave me hope. That’s not all they gave me at CCMI. They also told me about God the Father, Jesus Christ, and his death, burial, and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit. They taught me how to pray and read the Bible. In May of 2015, I gave my life to Jesus. In November 2015, I took the National KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) Exams needed to attend high school. Through hard work and by God’s grace, I performed extremely well on the KCPE exams. That meant that I qualified to attend high school in January 2017 and the government assigned me to attend Isebania Boys High School. Even so, without the tuition support that CCMI is giving me, I wouldn’t have been able to begin my high school education. I am currently attending Form 1 [freshman] classes. Praise God! I have seen the love of our heavenly father first hand and am sharing the good news of the gospel with my fellow students.
Although still very traumatized, Duncan has forgiven the people who killed his father and raped his mother. All because of the forgiveness he has received through Christ Jesus! We would love to send Duncan back to school to continue with his education on 2nd January 2017 along with others. We are currently trusting God for the funds. Please empower Duncan by sponsoring him. For $2.31/day (~$70/month), he can continue his high school education and have his basic physical needs met. He needs $450 by December 31st to stay in school.
In 2017 January, we have 15 students ready to attend high school - the highest number ever. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a child. No gift is too small!
The ultimate purpose of CCMI’s orphanage and academy is to bring honour and glory to God through transforming the lives of the children in our care. We work to give them a home, an education, and with that, a future. Thank you for sharing in this work. We appreciate your commitment to helping the orphans and widows in this community. And we certainly couldn’t do it without you.
With deepest gratitude,
Pastor Wicklife Jeremiah Omendah
Founder and Director of CCMI