Finding Love Again
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Kevin was born at his grandmother’s house. After his mother gave birth to him, she abandoned him, leaving him in the care of his grandmother.
Kevin explained, “When I was small, life at home with my grandmother was very good. I love her very much. I woke up, went to school and then came back home. Granny gave me chores to do with her, and when I was done, she let me play.”
A few years later, Kevin’s mother came back, planning to take him with her to Nairobi. Kevin’s grandmother didn’t want him to leave, but she had no choice but to let him go. Instead of taking him to Nairobi with her, his mother abandoned him again, this time with an aunt in the nearby town of Kitale.
Kevin said, “I did not like being there or being away from home. My aunt would not give me food. She sent me to bed hungry while they ate. She was angry at my mom for not sending her money to support me. I spent one whole year there, then she chased me away and threw my bag out of the house. That night, I just sat by the road. I could not go to sleep, because I had to guard my bag from street boys who wanted to steal from me. I did not know how to get back to my grandmother, and I felt like I had nothing to live for. I thought of looking for a rope and hanging myself.”
The next day, someone found him on the streets of Kitale, and brought him to Embrace, a ministry supported in part by CBN’s Orphan’s Promise. Here, he was given food, counseling, and a safe shelter. Here, he could heal from his trauma, while social workers searched for his grandmother.
“Everyone welcomed me here at Embrace,” said Kevin. “We did many different activities, and always had fun together. One of the things I learned to do is pray, and now I pray every day. I was taught about God and the Bible, and I gave my life to Jesus. It felt so good, and immediately my life became different.”
Just a few months after he arrived at Embrace, Kevin was reunited with his grandmother.
Kevin said, “I was so happy to get back home with my granny. It was a very happy day. My grandmother said she prayed every day that God would bring me back to her. I really missed her, and she missed me. I am back in my old school now, and I am working hard to catch up. I am very grateful to everyone who helped me. I’ve come a long way to be here today, and I never want to go back. If it weren’t for you, I would not be here. Now, I have a hope for a good future. I pray God will bless you all, and that you continue helping rescue boys from the streets and teaching them about Jesus.”
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