Faith came to us in October 2018, She started her life by being dropped in a 15 foot pit latrine only moments after her birth. She was found wrapped in cloth and paper, and the umbilical cord had not been clamped. As if that wasn't bad enough, her throat had been slashed and she was likely strangled in an effort to kill her. She also had many wounds on her body from the maggots eating her flesh.
In December of 2018, Brea and Sandie Oravec were blessed to join the Bells for two weeks at Mahali pa Maisha. A lot of time was spent loving on the babies at the Infant Rescue Center.
A highlight of the trip was being able to help with a health clinic in the Inkito village. We were able to share the Christmas story with the children from the point of view of the shepherds, being that the Maasi are shepherds.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED YET LEFT ON HERE SINCE GOD HAS DONE SOME INCREDIBLE THINGS IN JESSE’S LIFE. READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS DONE!………Jesse came to us the 6th of May, 2015 at one month of age. He was given up by his parents as they were cousins and thus the conception and birth of Jesse was very taboo. The family and community tried to kill the baby so thankfully the parents made the right decision and offered him up for adoption.
When Deborah first came to us in July she was two weeks old and weighed just over 4.5 pounds. Her mother is an alcoholic and left her alone most of the time. It was reported that at times the mother would give Deborah alcohol to quiet down her cries.
Although the infant rescue center is the focal point of Mahali pa Maisha, there are also other ministries that radiate outward. One of those is working with area villages to help establish a fresh clean water supply for the children and the rest of the village.
In 2013, my husband Kim and I traveled as part of a mission team from our church to Kenya to serve alongside the Bells. After two weeks of falling in love with the ministry and babies of MpM, the rest of the team left and Kim and I stayed for a few days longer. The joy I witnessed the day after our team left will forever remain one of my sweetest memories of the trip.