May 2016 update

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After a long wait of about a dozen different approvals for construction plans for En-Gedi new Home and Learning Centre, we celebrated the completion of the anxiety and waiting and we did it in style: dedicating the land for the ministry of God’s special children.  I am very thankful to God for giving me the patience to pray and wait.  I thank God for Rev. Maina and Elder Ngirita – both from my Church who officiated this dedication as well as Sophie (En-Gedi Board member), son Marvin, friends and some parents of our children who attended the occasion.  And for you who kept praying with us – thank you and God bless you in a special way. 

Indeed I have the pleasure of once again updating you on where we are at as we begin the month of June.  First, I am very thankful to God our Father and our Lord Jesus for keeping us all in His good care, in good health and daily meeting our needs according to His riches in glory. 

The long rains season is just about over and as soon as rains subside, the contractor will get to the site and start construction of the new facility.  If we had all the funds needed to complete the facility, the contractor says he can deliver it in 12 months.  We have raised about 1/3 of the total cost and we still need about 2/3.  I continue to trust in God who owns all the resources. 

Meanwhile, all our children and support staff are well and children improving in their different faculties: – smiling and laughing; making movements and responding in ways new each time, and for all this, we give the honor and glory to God.  It keeps reminding me of our motto: “we do our best and God does the rest”. 

We have also continued to receive many visitors who come to see our Home.  This has been a wonderful opportunity for me to share of God’s love as well as shedding light on the darkness (superstitions, myths and taboos) associated with children born with disabilities.  So En-Gedi is not only a caring and loving home for children; but also a Home where people learn about God’s love. 

Phone calls from local authorities to go rescue neglected and abused children have been frequent.   Although I am unable to take in more children until the new facility is built up, I still go to visit the parent(s)/guardians to understand their challenges and try to develop some friendships.   I always invite those that I visit to come with their special needs children and spend a day at En-Gedi – which helps ease their challenge. 

Prayer Requests:

  • Thank God with me for His continued presence with me and the En-Gedi Ministry.
  • Thank God for all those that God has called to support this wonderful ministry.
  • Pray for continued improvement of responses and mobility of our children.
  • Pray for safety of all those who will be involved in construction of the new facility.
  • Pray that God will provide resources so that once, started, construction will not stop for lack of funds.

Thank you all for being part of this life transforming ministry.  God bless you as you keep serving with me.        

Margaret Njuguna