Southern Living boldly states; life is EATING, laughing, loving and a place to enjoy together. Becky's School is also a place for the children to enjoy together, loving, laughing and learning! However, EATING is always a concern. Tucked in the slum of Kibera, Becky's School is run by 2 very competent young ladies. They love and teach young children who would otherwise not get to attend school due to the lack of funds. These young little hearts are being given the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed.
Steve and I have been providing money for almost a year this January monthly. The money we give helps feed the children and pay for one teacher's salary. We are paying for another teacher to go to college. I am not saying this to brag, or get accolades, I say this to help tell a story. A story of a vision of a young lady that grew up in the slums of Kibera. She was also given the opportunity to go to school and learn and succeed! Wanting to give back to her community, she started Becky's School January 2015.
This amazing young lady, is the little heart that God so strategically brought into my life September 2013, when I went on a mission trip to Nairobi, Africa. Clueless as I was, God had a plan. Instantly I fell in love with Mary! Never to be the same! (God actually brought 14 amazing people into my life that trip - so love each and everyone of them!)
I say all of this, because Steve and I had the vision to start Little Hearts of Africa in 2015. It became a reality August 2015..... Almost 2 years to the date of me going to Africa. It has been a long process coming....as Mary and I always say, "it's step by step, breath by breath". It's a faith walk. It's going through uncharted territory for Steve and myself (and now our son Brett who has come aboard to help us run this non for profit). Of course it's step by step for Mary and Carren on the other side in Africa too! We are all learning as we go.
Little Hearts of Africa is coming along side Becky's school to help it be the best environment for these little hearts that God places in our care to learn, grow and succeed. It is exciting to see it all unfold.
One thing I know for sure, we can't do this alone! We need the guidance and wisdom of our Lord and Savior - first and foremost! None of this would've happened without Him going before us! And we need people like you that have a heart for the well being of others. Having a desire to see these little children learn, through loving and caring teachers, having their lives transformed by the power of God, so they can stand firm and be ever changed. Changed through learning and changed through a living relationship with a Holy Loving God.
Please take time to see how YOU can make a difference in a little heart....changing a life forever. Thank you!
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a mother-in-love and a Grandma. There is nothing more important to me than daily communion with my Lord and Savior. My family means everything to me! But without the Grace of God.....I am nothing!