Sunday, March 27

It is never too late for a 2nd Chance

Her name is Virginia. She lives in a slum in Kenya - Marurui slum. The Partners for Care team met her when they were hanging bednets in their Stop Malaria outreach. She caught their attention as she could not speak a word of English which in Kenya usually means someone as never been to school. Virginia is a mother, a widow and is infected with HIV/AIDS. The disease the Partners For Care staff are fighting. Virginia told the team she had never been to school, never been in a classroom, never even held a pencil. She desired to learn...but didn't know where to begin. The team invited her to visit the Partners for Care what if? Life Changing Center...a short walk from her small home in the slum. Virginia enrolled in our 2nd Chance Program. A program that helps people prepare to complete their elementary or high school education. Someone sponsored Virginia and paid the $12.00 monthly tuition fee for her to learn English. Now everyday after she cares for her children and does her house chores Virginia runs to center for her lessons. She can now write her name and is learning to read.


Virginia and her tutor Sam, Head of the 2nd Change Program

Virginia reminds of it is never too late for a 2nd chance.

Grateful for the team on the ground who are transforming their Virginia at a time,

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Wednesday, March 23

Newest and smallest member of Partners for Care

The newest and smallest member of the Partners for Care staff is adorable! Dr. Vincent and his wife are the blessed parents of Ethan.

As Dr. Vincent was in the field when his wife went into early labor the Partners for Care did their part. George drove her to the hospital along with Justus. All the staff helped to make sure baby arrived safely and Mom was well cared for. They say in Africa it takes a village to raise a child...this time it took a team to deliver one.


Glad for a miracle of a healthy baby,

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Friday, March 4

And, He will bring the right people to the ministry

I remember when someone told me that if we would be faithful in serving Him, and if we would wait, He would bring the right people to the ministry.
So, we waited...and He has brought a true servant to the ministry of Partners for Care. When we were doing medical camps in August with PLO Lumumba Foundation we met a young doctor. This doctor was different than most doctors we had worked with before. He was so PASSIONATE about serving the people. He wouldn't stop seeing patients until everyone who had come to be treated was seen. This young doctor is Dr. Vincent Mutugi. And, to our surprise when I was there this last trip he asked if he could join our ministry. He said, he didn't care about money - he just wanted to serve the poor people.

I credit the Partner for Care staff in Kenya as to the reason he wanted to join our ministry. He said he sees Partners for Care staff in Kenya as servants working to transform their village and their Nation. Dr. Vincent wants to be a part of transforming his Nation he wants to serve the poor.

I think the best way to share his heart with you is to share what he wrote me after being with us for two weeks. He said "I have visited the Mararui slum many times these last two weeks and my heart has been left soaked in pity. I can't sit down and plan anymore. I have to get on my feet and get to Samaria. God give me strength."

His Samaria

Assessing a patient

Dr. Vincent will be the team doctor keeping the Partners for Care staff healthy and the doctor for the Nick and Charles' precious children. He also wants to set up a health clinic in Mararui that will serve the people from the slum. He will be the doctor on our medical missions organizing medications, drugs and supplies and work with the US doctors and nurses who come to participate in our medical missions.

Helping children

We welcome Dr. Vincent to the Partners for Care team! Pray with me for God to give him strength as he serves the sick, and the poor,

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Tuesday, March 1

Partners for Care featured in World Magazine

When Linda Grosskopf, Partners for Care board member, returned from her trip to Marsabit she sent photos and a story about the people she met in this remote part of Kenya to World Magazine. She hoped the magazine would put in one of their editions a picture or two. To Linda surprise the magazine editor called her and said they wanted to write a story about the people in Marsabit. I have attached a PDF of the article. World Magazine gave us permission to make copies of the article. We have included some additional photos and more information about the work of Partners for Care. We are grateful to Linda who shared her story and to Robert Morris who took the photos in the article.

Hoping to return to Marsabit soon,