A New Baby in Kitalale – Meet Mary!

A New Baby in Kitalale – Meet Mary!

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Just a few days ago, we welcomed a precious one-month old baby girl into our Kitalale family – her name is Mary!

In order for the Children’s Department to recommend that a beautiful child be brought to one of our homes, their living conditions must be extremely dire. Mary’s were no exception with her mother being a teenager who has no family support. We are grateful that the Lord brought Mary from a situation where there weren’t enough hands to care for her, to Children of Hope where there are many hands! We praise Jesus that we are a safe place for Mary to live, grow, and thrive.

When a new child joins our family, there is a great celebration! In this video, the aunties and uncles sing a song of rejoicing over Mary. The words are in a native language (Sabaot) and Swahili which translate to, “Thank you so much Jehovah for this blessing.” Their faces shine with joy, love, and hope for Mary as they lift their voices to the Lord.

Our aunties are involved in all the details of caring for Mary at the home but were also involved in getting her there safely. Auntie Rebecca, our in-home Social Worker, was contacted by the Children’s Department and asked to go with the officer to get Mary.

Auntie Petty gathered clothing and supplies for Mary, hopped on a piki-piki (motorcycle taxi) and met them at the Children’s Department office. Once all the details were complete and Mary was dressed and settled, Uncle Robert drove them home where they were greeted with a joyous celebration and time of blessing. Not only were the adults excited, but many of the children were surprised and delighted when they came home from school and found a sweet new baby to welcome into their family.

It is a delight and privilege to provide a community-centered family for Mary and each one of our children. A home where all their needs can be met. Needs like food and shelter yes, but also love, support, and room to heal in a safe place, all done without favoritism and in the name of Jesus. This is carried out every single day by our wonderful Kenyan aunties and uncles. 

We also want to thank you, our extended family, for the role you play in the lives of these children. Your prayers and support help provide a home for little ones like Mary. The Lord Jesus says in Matthew 25:40, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Amen to that!

We can’t wait to see what God will do in Mary’s little life!