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Giving a Loving Home to One-Time Orphan

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Kitale, Kenya

Orphaned at the age of four, Billy moved in with his grandmother. He eventually ran away because of abuse and neglect. For two years, he lived in the streets of Kitale, Kenya. Billy said, “Life was hard. The older street boys bullied and hurt me. I had to do bad things just to survive. I snatched handbags and went to the supermarket to steal food. I slept outside, even when it rained. I often prayed to God to give me a home with a loving family.” 
A social worker found Billy and brought him to Embrace, a rescue center supported in part by CBN’s Orphan’s Promise. “God is with me, because when I was in the streets, He saw me and brought me here,” said Billy. “I was finally safe. I played without worrying about being bullied or being forced to steal. There was a lot of good food, and I ate until I was full.” 

This center helps children like Billy get on the right path and reunites them into families. Danson is the manager here at Embrace. “When children arrive here, we embrace them, we love on them, protect them, and teach them about God,” said Danson. “We also have guidance and counseling sessions where they have a chance to share their stories.”  

When Danson told his wife about Billy’s background, they decided to adopt him and welcome him into their family. Billy said, “I love my family and I know that I am loved. I am safe and happy where I am. When I grow up, I also want to adopt children from the street like I was adopted. I will love them and teach them to love God like I love Him.” 

Danson said, “To Orphan’s Promise, ‘Thank you for helping us to stand in the gap to rescue and change the lives of these children. Through you, we see hope growing.’” 

Billy said, “Thank you for helping children like me. I am so grateful, because you rescued me, and now I have a family.”

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