PRAYER REQUESTS - MAY 2022
WE ARE STEWARDS
In the Biggest Family in the World, we believe that we are responsible for making our environment better than we found it. We undertake tree planting as an integral part of the rehabilitation of the thousands of children under our care and protection. In the last three decades, we have collaborated with various stakeholders; community schools, local and international colleges, universities and organizations, individual persons and families, Kenya Defence Forces, and Kenya wildlife, among other Kenyan Government officers, in our “Adopt A Tree Campaign.” The success of this campaign is notable as we have planted approximately 20 million trees in MCF campuses and all different regions of our country Kenya.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our efforts to plant trees with our partners have been hampered in the last two years. However, that did not deter us from advancing our agenda internally as a family. At the close of April 2022, MCF donated tree seedlings to the Kenya Wildlife Society in their quest to reforest Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, which is approximately 50 kilometres from MCF Ndalani. Our beneficiaries, together with our co-workers, joined in this venture.
Please continue to pray that doors will be opened to resume the “Adopt A Tree Campaign” in the 62 community schools we work with this year. We are mindful of the God-given mandate that He gave us regarding the earth to take care of it, cultivate it, guard it, and keep it.
Genesis 2:15 (AMPC)
And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.
Numbers 35:33-34 (AMPC)
So you shall not pollute the land in which you live; …  And you shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I, the Lord, dwell in the midst of the people of Israel. (emphasis mine).
PREVENTION IS KEY
In our vision to see children, youth, and marginalized members of our society lead decent and dignified livelihoods, we carry out Rescue, Protection, Rehabilitation, Reintergtatin, and Prevention. We believe it is best to get to its root and deal with its genesis to solve a problem.
Over the years, we have extended the MCF ministry to the communities around us by providing clean drinking water to prevent the communities from walking miles to fetch water and reduce the water-born disease that comes with drinking dirty water. MCF also provides relief food to the communities around us to prevent children from malnutrition or starvation. Likewise, we distribute relief food to community schools to prevent children from dropping out of school due to hunger. We run community-based programs to uplift education standards in Kenya’s most deplorable poor region.
Mentorship and leadership training is offered to the 62 community schools we work with around the Yatta Sub-county. Dr Mully has taken it upon himself to conduct leadership training for all the principals and headteachers of the 62 community schools. The initial one-day training program empowered the schools’ heads to know that their responsibility goes beyond just having good academics. They were enlightened that they have an essential role in modelling the children and youths under their care.
MCF is empowering these leaders to fully understand their God-given mandate of instilling Godly principles to the learners and the teachers they are in charge of.
Please pray for this program of training the 62 school principals and headteachers, which will better equip these leaders to understand the MCF pillars of Faith, Hope, Love, Prayer, Forgiveness, Humility and Peace. We pray that through the personal mentorship training by Dr Mully, over 62,000 children and youths who are in these schools will witness an enabling environment to thrive and prosper in life. As Daddy Mully pours himself out, it is with hope and the vision that we can create a conducive environment for the children in schools and prevent them from being school dropouts and social misfits.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (AMPC)
And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Habakkuk 2:2 (AMPC)
And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.
Proverbs 29:18 (AMPC)
Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
In grade three, Mary, a thirteen-year-old girl, is from an impoverished family; such a state has contributed to her constant absenteeism from school and spending many days without proper diet, even without food at all. They live under a mud shelter with her family, which they call home. The mud houses are two, where one serves as the parent’s bedroom and the other houses the kitchen and Mary and her younger sister’s place of abode; sleeping on the ground is the norm for her parents can not afford a mattress. Their situation is dire because the mud house roof is made of rugged plastics and is prone to leaking, making their living unbearable, especially during the rainy season; the two houses are without proper doors or windows.
As Mary slept in one of those many days, she heard a man enter their shelter in the middle of the night, gagging and strangling her. She could not scream or shout for help because the man threatened her that he would kill her if she did. That was the beginning of numerous nights of abuse since she was the age of twelve.
After a while, a woman who was a neighbour noticed that Mary’s abdomen had protruded abnormally; she went ahead to probe her and enquire about her happenings. Mary opened up and confided to the lady about the sexual abuse she was experiencing every other night. On medical examination in the hospital, she was four months pregnant. The matter was promptly reported to the police, and immediately, that man was arrested around mid-April this year 2022. As there was no evidence of the atrocity at the time of arrest, the man is likely to be released from police custody pending a DNA test that will probably be taken after Mary delivers.
MCF has rescued Mary for care and protection to pursue her dreams as we believe that she has a great future.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us thank and pray for those girls and women who have taken up the motherly roles of nurturing children sired under such challenging circumstances. Secondly, let us pray for Mary, a soon-to-be mother, even though she did not choose to be one. We continue to pray for other girls who go through defilement, even getting pregnant, that God will give them a heart of loving their children and one day be thankful to God that they are mothers no matter the circumstances and their tender age. Happy Mothers Day.
John 16:21 (AMPC)
A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief (anguish, agony) because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she no longer remembers her pain (trouble, anguish) because she is so glad that a man (a child, a human being) has been born into the world.