I wanted to update everyone on the GOA children’s conference. GOA made the decision to proceed with the children’s conference. The leaders of GOA recognize the many needs in Kenya right now and some questioned the wisdom of using resources for a children’s conference. The GOA leaders feel it is important to continue to invest in the children who live at the children’s homes. Costs were scaled back including not going to the National Park. The conference will be held at Tumaini and incluides the children from all the GOA children’s homes including the 42 children who attend the school at the Msamaria Project in the Kiambui slum. The theme is Becoming a Champion for Christ.
We are blessed to be partnering with Camp Highland who is sending an intern to help at the conference . They have worked with GOA to develop the curriculum – Lead, Trust and Follow. And they have made Camp Highland/GOA/Partners for Care Champions for Christ t-shirts for all the children and counsellors. Christ Harvesters Ministries young adults have spent the last two Saturdays putting together school kits and making bracelets for each child. Pastor Karanja is sending via video a prayer for the fatherless.
We are asking for your prayers for this conference specifically:
*For safe travel for the children to and from the conference. They will travel to the conference on April 14 and return home April 18
*For the children that they will feel the love of their peers, their counsellors and God and they will feel like they are Champions for Christ
*For all the workers, counsellors, leaders, musicians, and Bishop David as they pour their love, energy and give to these children.
*Many of these children were street children, some are infected with AIDS, all are orphans having lost one or both parents. May they leave this conference knowing that God is their heavenly Father.
Thank you for your support and your prayers,
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