“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
We started the year 2019 with blessings of good health for al the kids and the caregivers; peace and joy as we looked forward into another year full of God’s providence.
the highlight of this update was the visit by Calvin College interim class on January 10. Hosting this class was an answered prayer, given that I am an old pupil of Calvin College. when I received the distinguished alumni Award in 2016, I talked to several classes at the college and I shared my desire to host those willing to come for interim, for visits and for short term volunteering with me. So this January visit was the beginning of answers to my prayers Below is what the lead professor had to say about the visit:
Dear Margaret, I am writing to offer my sincere thanks for being part of our Kenya interim. the students and Peter can’t stop talking about how impactful the visit was to En-Gedi Children’s Home. in short they felt God there. They felt the Kingdom there. and they found in you a tangible role model of our central topic: a leader. you have vision and passion and that is evident in what is happening at En-Gedi.
Rich blessings to you, Margaret. Thank you for allowing us to visit En-Gedi. May God continue to pour into you, even as you pour into the children of En-Gedi.
Bob Crow, Director of Commuter Student life & Assessment, Calvin College, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546 USA
Our children have continued to grow big and to gain new skills and abilities. They are a joy to be with; half of them are very playful and active all of it on the floor. One of the challenges is that they are gaining weight and all but one have to be lifted to sit on the wheelchairs. Then they must be lifted from wheelchairs to the bathtubs, to their beds and to anywhere we move to. While in the US last year, a friend sent me back with a few weight belts which help us quite a bit. Pray that our backs will keep strong for this, God’s noble task.
Please thank God with us for His continued providence. Pray that God will send volunteers to me to help with teaching and training the children. I am also specifically asking God for a technical volunteer who can help me with small maintenance tasks in addition to helping with the kids. our caretaker helps mostly with the gardens and grounds.
It has been hot and dry since December and we are praying that March rains will come as expected.
Finally I thank God for all of you who are partners with me in this service to God’s special children and to the communities around us from which these children come.
Margaret Njuguna, Founder/Director of en-Gedi Children’s cHome
P.O.Box 763-00204, Athi River – Kenya.