We thank God that Ahadi Family Kenya is doing very well in this first month without me being physically there. Our social worker/manager and board treasurer are getting a work-out
but doing a great job. I am going through a bit of “withdrawal pains” in that I don’t have as ready access to contact due to 7-hours’ time difference and connection issues, but I am very impressed with the staff’s ability to figure things out as well as the Board of Director’s continued activity.
The college-aged boys in rehab have been doing very well, and now that the initial 2 months is nearly over, one, we hope will begin working with one of our alumni in a recording studio, and the other will stay on for at least 2 more months to continue his rehabilitation process. Continue praying for them that they will continue to grow in their faith and commitment to leave their addictive behavior behind.
Two weeks ago, we discovered that someone had gotten access to Ahadi’s PayPal account. Thankfully, PayPal discovered the unusual activity and did not let any of the attempted withdrawals to take place. Most recently, this person also tried to change the name on the account which made me quite nervous, and even submitted a real tax document to prove his identity, so we will no longer be using the Ahadi PayPal to receive funds. That account is now locked. Please use other means mentioned at the end of the update.
CASE IN POINT
Nemuel Mbithi was a teen-aged street boy in Nairobi who had been hit by a car and had some of his teeth knocked out when he first came to us. He had run away from home because of extreme poverty as well as a family situation with considerable unrest. He thrived when given Christian instruction, opportunity for education and regular meals, and graduated with high grades in high school, even getting A’s in math courses. He has now finished his Bachelor’s degree at Daystar University in Economics, thanks to his sponsor, and is now taking an international professional course in finance (CFA), thanks to another sponsor. His reception following graduation last week was at Ahadi, which was nice because the Ahadi boys could see what a wonderful thing it is to graduate from university. While in university, he was active in Men’s Christian Fellowship as Vice-Chair and Chair; was chairman of Daystar Care and Compassion Centre (for those struggling with addictions, etc.) and was chair of of Economic Academic Affairs Committee and School of Business and Economics Association. Needless to say, we are very proud of him and pray for his continued Christian leadership and professional growth now that he has graduated. He is so grateful for what the Lord has done for him through Ahadi Family Kenya.
Four other Ahadi boys, who have finished high school, will be needing sponsors in the coming months so they can attend college/university. I don’t have complete details yet. Please consider being a sponsor for one of the Ahadi boys so they can have the opportunity to be trained for a career.