by Janet Les
Greetings from Kakamega! School summer break started today for most students. Grades 6, 8 and 12 are doing exams this week and we have had many requests for prayer for these students.
A local branch of "Young Life" hosted our team for presentations this morning. Chairs were delivered by a boda boda - the motorcycle taxi being the most common transportation here. We met separately with teenage boys and girls at a local high school for presentations and interactive activities on health and hygiene. Each participant received a personal gift of practical hygiene items.
This afternoon we visited widows in their homes, dividing into two groups for some. Each shares unique concerns as well as praise for God's providence in her life. One mother was attending a seminar at her church so we had a lovely visit with her 17-year-old daughter who was busy doing the family laundry.
One of the widows has an "artisanal gold mine" on her property. Gladys sometimes works at this operation which is largely unregulated and doesn't seem safe to us. A resourceful lady, she also sells grocery items to the workers from a kiosk near her home.
This evening, we plan to organize the goods we brought and have in storage here to put together Christmas gifts for each family. School supplies for the January start to the new school year will be included.
We thank you for your prayers, support, and following along with our ministry in Kenya.