Breaking News From Promise Springs Rescue CenterFeb 10, 2023
There are no photos for this blog. Sometimes things happen that need to be shared while the events are unfolding so that you can see what being a rescue center requires both in Kenya and in the U.S. We received an emergency call from our manager this morning but it was 6:58 p.m. in Kenya. We were told that the Kenyan Children's Department is bringing a girl to our center. This was not a request, it was a declaration. And that is OK. Children in danger are a reason to make a demand.
This girl is from a village called Lamuria. It is maybe 45 minutes or more from the center. A girl there had run away from home. She was found and taken back to school by villagers. At this point, we don't know why the villagers took her to school and not her parents. Before they could get her into the school (a day school; not a boarding school), she ran away again and the police searched for her for two days. She was found and the Children's Department was called in to assess the situation. They found the girl to have extremely low self esteem and felt she needed to be removed from her environment and have counseling to see if they or the social worker and counselor at the center could find out what the exact situation is.
We have found, with the girls currently residing at the center, that it takes time for them to open up and share the true extent of their circumstances. Each time we talk with some of the girls, we learn a bit more and a bit more.
The Kenyan committee and staff have to get approval from the U.S. to make sure we have the funds to support the girl while it is being determined how best to handle this case. By God's grace, even though we just brought in two teenage moms yesterday, we had an extra bed. We decided to keep one bed always available for just such needs.
It is good to work closely with the children's department in such matters because there are many times when we need their help, also. Working together in unity makes a better outcome.
For those of you who support this ministry on a monthly basis to allow us to provide this emergency response, we thank you. For those of you interested in helping support this girls and others, consider being a monthly sponsor. The change in a girl's outlook when they know that someone cares about their well being is indescribable.
What does your donation do?
- Give teenage mothers the opportunity to finish their education while learning the Word of God and how to be mothers
- Give babies a safe place in which to grow
- Remove vulnerable girls from dangerous conditions
- Sustain a farm which provides jobs and feeds the girls and babies
- Share the gospel in the local community
100% of your donation funds the mission.
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