PRAYER REQUESTS - March 2022
BABY LEILA NTHAMBI
On 10th May 2021, MCF welcomed to the family an 18-month-old baby girl. Baby Leila was underweight, suffering from severe malnutrition and delayed milestones at the time of her rescue. We immediately enrolled her in a referral hospital in the nutrition, paediatric outpatient, and physiotherapy clinic.
Due to her ill health, she is frequently sickly, on constant medication and has been hospitalised two times since her rescue. She was admitted to the hospital on 23rd February 2022 and was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis on gene x-pert (TB Test); thus, she is now under TB treatment.
Please pray for Baby Leila, who needs God’s intervention in her health and life. She has experienced abuse and neglect from birth, born to a teenage mother. Kindly let us join our hands in praying for other MCF children who struggle with their health due to their history of lack of food, proper nutrition, poverty, and rejection.
Isaiah 53:4-5 TLB
Yet it was our grief He bore, our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, for his own sins!  But he was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace; he was lashed—and we were healed!
Collins is the firstborn in a family of four siblings; his parents passed away when he was very young. As the firstborn child, he assumed the role of a parent and a breadwinner. He dropped out of school to join the street life to fend for his siblings. Unfortunately, in 2001 two of his sisters fell ill and shortly after passed on.
In 2003, Collins was arrested in the streets and placed in a juvenile centre in Eldoret, where he stayed for several months. In 2004 he was committed through the court to MCF and was enrolled in grade four. Collins’s love for soccer was evident, and his keenness on construction was noticeable. He is currently a qualified mason, the best midfielder in the MCF FC, and the team’s highest scorer.
On Tuesday 15th February, he was involved in a motorbike accident; he was a passenger, and a car hit the bike from behind. He sustained deep open wounds and a severe head injury with loss of consciousness. He was urgently rushed and admitted to the High Dependency Unit at Coptic hospital in Nairobi. A CT scan done showed a subarachnoid haemorrhage. He was put on treatment, and we are glad that his health has successfully improved by the mercies of God, even the brain haemorrhage dissolved. Collins was discharged from the hospital on 28th February for home care treatment and follow up in an outpatient clinic. Even with his health improving significantly, he still has significant memory loss and disorientation.
Please pray for his healing, complete recovery, and restoration to perfect health. We are thankful for the cordial relationship with Coptic Hospital, which allows our emergencies to be attended to upfront. Currently, we have a substantial outstanding medical bill for Collins and other MCF beneficiaries who have received medical attention from the said hospital. However, we are confident that the Lord shall provide the finances in due course.
Hebrews 4:14-16 KJV
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS ARE UNDERWAY
In 2020, all schools in Kenya were closed down for nine months due to covid-19. The Kenyan government later re-opened schools in January 2021 and adjusted the academic calendar.
This year we shall have two graduations of grade eight and grade twelve. From 7th to 10th March, the grade eight pupils will commence their national exams while the grade twelve beneficiaries will start their national exams on 14th to 25th April.
Please pray for the beneficiaries to undertake these crucial exams to determine their future careers. Pray for good memory, courage, and good health for both the children and the examiners.
Psalm 84:10-12 TPT
For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked.  For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise! Wrapping himself around me like a shield, he is so generous with his gifts of grace and glory. Those who walk along his paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all!  O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what euphoria fills those who forever trust in you!