BENEFITING: PARTNERS FOR CARE INC
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2013
International Day of Families, recognized by the UN, is designed to promote social integration among cultures and people groups and nurture the giving of care and support between families, typically younger and older generations. In Africa, this is especially important since widespread disease and poverty have taken a toll on families, leaving thousands of widows and orphans without the support of a family unit.
Kathi’s House of Restoration is a ministry of Partner’s for Care in Kenya. It was founded in memory of Kathi Gruber who died of cancer at the age of 49 with a dream of becoming a missionary in Africa. She was an orphan from South Korea, adopted into a loving Christian family in the US & given the life & hope every child deserves.
The home is located in the village of Maai Maihu in the Rift Valley, & is run by a local Pastor and his wife. Their ministry is to restore the lives of widows, orphans & children to the life God desires, in a family-like environment. The village is on a main trucking route leading through Kenya into the heart of Africa. It has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS & orphaned children in Kenya.
Pastor John & Mary already care for two orphaned girls, & will soon be receiving an additional six children; five young boys & a four year old little girl, named Esther. It is their hope that all ten of their children (including their own two) could attend the local Christian School together.
The public school is not Christian and is very crowded, with up to 90 children per class! At the Academy, the children will receive an excellent, Christ-Filled education. The total cost per child, per year is . . . hold on . . . $300 US dollars! That includes the required uniform with socks & shoes, which is often the only set of new clothes they have ever had. These children are bright and beautiful!
Please consider donating to support these very deserving children at Kathi’s House of Restoration!