En-Gedi Children’s Home March 2020 update

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En-Gedi Children’s Home March 2020 update

Greetings dear co-workers in the Lord!  Though in March already, allow me to salute you all with New Year greetings and wish you God’s blessings each day of 2020. 

We had a lovely end of 2019 and a good beginning of 2020 and so far, we rejoice in God’s love, protection and providence.

On Christmas day, like many families, we shared a Christmas cake and David helped me cut it. 

Sometimes last year, we received visitors from Safaricom, the largest mobile phone company in Kenya – who were very pleased with what we do at En-Gedi Home.  After a few months, that visit translated to a donation of nine cerebral palsy wheelchairs complete with tables.   Indeed God provided what we needed.  Praise Him for this connection. May God bless the staff and Trustees of Safaricom Foundation.

We praise God for THREE kids whose abilities have improved big time:  Lucky Kalunde, our 7 year old girl is now fully potty-trained as of early February this year.   And John, after a long wait in teaching him, is now able to feed himself; and Rose, our lovely and smiling girl can now wheel herself forward and backwards and enjoys a lot when we are outside.  Glory and honor go to our God for these physical and notable improvements.   All the kids continue to improve in their own ways and for this, I say “thank you” to God!

We love visitors! In January, we had a young girl from Germany who stayed with us for a month; and earlier this month, we hosted 4 ladies from Minnesota.

 

We welcome friends to come and experience the joy of serving God together.

 

Praises/thanks:  a) Thank God for good health for all the children and the caregivers; b) Thank God for wonderful friends and supporters; c) Praise God for His continued provisions towards our needs; d) Thank God for continued improvement in the ablilities of our children. 

Prayer requests:  a) please join us in prayer that God will take away the coronavirus – 3 cases already confirmed; b) pray that God will continue to grant us peace in our country (so much politics going on); c) pray for one of our children – Lucky Kalunde whose eyes need some kind of expert medical attention. 

Special thanks to all who continue to keep us in prayer; those who financially and materially support us; those who visit us and all who think of us and wish us God’s blessings.  You positively touch lives with me.  May our loving God bless you in a very special way. 

 

 

Margaret Njuguna

Founder/Director    –     En-Gedi Children’s Home               megnjuguna@gmail.com                           

www.En-Gedichildrenwithhope.org  

None of us can help everyone.  But all of us can help someone and when we help them, we serve Jesus (Max Lucado)

2019 Christmas Greetings

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2019 Christmas Greetings

God is faithful, loving, caring and always present with us.  He has given us a beautiful year and this far, He has been our Ebenezer!  Through all of you our friends, our supporters in thoughts, prayers, material and financial gifts and through communication and visitation, we smile together and say “glory and honor belong to our God”.  We are all well, healthy and smiling to know that we are loved!  

 

Christmas is here, and although we are not able to do much with the children, we make joyful noises to God, praising him with the few who can put some words together and clap in joyful singing.  Besides David who talks fluently, 3 other children have learned several words and are able to join in the singing and also in our learning class.  Like we have done many times before, we plan to participate in Christmas carols in a couple Churches with 5 children who sing and enjoy being in a Church.  We look forward to that. 

With lots of love, we wish you all special Christmas season filled with God’s blessings and also a happy and prosperous New Year 2020. 

 

Praises and prayer requests: 

Praises:   Praise God with us for a year full of blessings.  Its been a year of good health for the children and the caregivers; Praise God for the many people who visited us this year and experienced the presence and the love of God in our Home.  Pray for continued health for all of us; for continued improvement in the various abilities of our children; for 2 children ready to join En-Gedi, but whose birth certificates need to be processed.  it has taken unreasonably too long.  Pray also that we will have a joyous Christmas season. 

 

May the blessings of peace, the beauty of hope, the spirit of love and the comfort of faith be your gifts this Christmas.  

 

From all of us at En-Gedi Children’s Home.

 

Margaret Njuguna

En-Gedi Children’s Home, P.O. Box 763-00204 Athi River, Kenya. 

Tel. +254-710-395756; +254-733-972027.

 

Web: https://en-gedichildrenwithhope.org                         megnjuguna@gmail.com

Christmas 2018 Greetings from En-Gedi

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Christmas 2018 Greetings from En-Gedi

Dear co-workers in the Lord’s ministry:

 

Please receive our special 2018 Christmas greetings and best wishes for the new year 2019!

  

We are grateful to God for another beautiful year full of blessings; and for seeing God at work with us and in our lives; grateful that you have continued with us in this life transforming ministry.

 

En-Gedi Home has continued to be a safe haven for children with special needs and we have witnessed tremendous improvement in the abilities of the children – both physical and mental.  From just one child who could talk at the beginning of this year, we now have 3 and 2 others gaining new words consistently.  When we sing together, we now can hear more clear words than just a few months ago.  Two children are able to hold support and stand for a few minutes at a time.   As we do our best in caring for these children, God will continue to do the rest in their lives.  Thank you for the many prayers you offer for us and for your continued financial support. 

We already enjoyed our Christmas cake, though we still expect a few more from community people who have called to say they will bring cakes to the children on Christmas day. 

And, God continued to send welwishers to us to bring foodstuff and other goodies for these lovely children.  Glory and honor belong to our God.  Our pantry has enough food & supplies to take us another two months. 

October 2018 Update

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En-Gedi Children’s Home – October 2018 Update

Dear friends and servants with me, receive warm greetings from me and my En-Gedi family! 

I am encouraged by the words of 2nd Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded”.  And I read this verse with Colossians 3: 23&24 – “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” 

These last couple months have been hard seeing one of our kids consistently trying to keep alive.  As much as I said I would be prepared for any eventualities related to the lives of these God’s special children, I get overcome by compassion and I keep

reminding myself that “at En-Gedi, we do our best and God does the rest”.  This boy – SONTO has a spine that curves to the back and it’s been so hard on his chest when both his head and his legs curve so strong in endless convulsions.  The specialist has said Sonto is not sick and that we just keep administering the tablet to reduce convulsions.  Please keep praying with me for Sonto and for peace. 

We are otherwise all fine and continue to witness God’s presence with us and His providence in our everyday lives.  Besides the challenges related to disability, we have had no sick children to warrant us to go to the hospital.  Glory and honor are to our God.  The caregivers are all fine and happily serving with me. 

Since the last update, God has provided resources for a back-up generator that makes our training centre cum guesthouse sell better.  Although we have not had any groups renting, we have had many enquiries and we are hopeful for income generation through this facility.  

Our garden is a resource for spinach, carrots, kale, plantains (cooking bananas) and papaya fruits. This helps us save money for other necessary supplies. 

Please accept my thanks and great appreciation for your continued prayers, thoughts and financial support.  Together, we are making a difference in the lives of these children, their families and the community as a whole. 

Pray with us for continued God’s guidance as we make decisions to take in more children; for continued health and strength for all of us.  Thank God with us for providing finances to build the children’s playground.  Thus far, the Lord has helped us!

Many blessings to you all,

Margaret Njuguna

Founder/Director – En-Gedi Children’s Home, P. O. Box 763-00204 Athi River, Kenya. 

Christmas Greetings – 2017

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Christmas Greetings - 2017

Dear co-workers in the Lord’s ministry,

 

Kindly receive our special 2017 Christmas greetings and best wishes for the new year 2018!  

 

Indeed we thank God for giving us a very blessed year; an year that has seen us complete our new facility and move in; an year that has registered tons of improvements in the abilities of our children; an year that we have registered a very successful community outreach; an year when truly God has met our needs according to His riches in glory.  He is a faithful God – Glory and honor are His!

 

We conducted thanksgiving prayers for the new facility on November 30 and we moved in on December 5.  The children who move around have been very excited and this excitement has brought out some abilities previously not noticeable.  For instance, John and David are able to wheel themselves – though just using one arm.  Our settling down is going well and as soon as we furnish a bit more, we will start to take in more kids and open opportunities for volunteers

Please thank God with us for: a) completion of this facility that will help many more children; b) thank God for those that, in different ways have contributed  to improved lives of En-Gedi children; c) thank God for His continued provision to our needs.  Pray that God will continue to be central in the En-Gedi ministry; b) pray that the children will continue to improve in their abilities; c) pray that God will touch people willing to come as volunteers to serve with us at En-Gedi; d) pray that we all experience a renewal of God’s love as we celebrate Christ Jesus’ symbolic birth this Christmas season.

Thank you all for being partners with me. 

Margaret Njuguna

MNjuguna

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens” (Psalm 7:17–

 

 

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens” (Psalm 7:17–

En-Gedi Children’s Home, P. O. Box 763-00204 Athi River, Kenya.   www.en-gedichildrenwithhope.org