Bridgette intended to spend three weeks in Kenya with the Partners for Care staff but due to the extraordinary circumstances of the volcano ash disrupting air travel she spent a month on the ground. Hopefully, you read some of her updates. Before she came she raised funds to purchase the team a much needed van! What a blessing to the team to have a vehicle that starts and then stays running. Bridgette was able to come close to the PFC staff and learned first hand about their ministry. She came to serve and she did! She is a designer by trade (a blessing to us). She turned the PFC house into a warm, beautiful home that reflects African culture. She also decorated each of the team’s personal space which was greatly appreciated by each team member! Then she turned her energies to the what if? Life Changing Center creating rooms for a cyber, music center, computer training and a theater – rooms unlike any in the small village of Muruiri! The theater will be used for the ministry of the little children of the village. She taught the team how color is used to create mood. Everyone got involved in painting and decorating. The customers of the what if? center loved the changes! But, she did more than decorate. She saw the devastation of HIV/Aids up close and personal. From ministering to women infected with Aids living in one room tin shacks in Mathare slums to spending time with the children at Beat the Drum – all infected by the disease, . She grieved with Charles when his sister died from Aids leaving two orphaned children. She also served the volunteers at Community Transformers by organizing an appreciation day for them. Volunteers who make home visits to those infected with Aids. She met all the children at the Rescue Center and fell in love with them. Bridgette knows the heart of each team member and understands the PFC’s mission. She now wants to help us raise the necessary support for the ministry. I and all the PFC staff are blessed Bridgette has chosen our ministry to fulfill what God has called her to do – serve His children in Africa.
Thank you Bridgette for coming, for serving the team, for loving them and for wanting to continue to help us!
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