As usual it is the poorest who suffer the most. This project functions in the slums of Nairobi – Korogocho, Dandora and surrounding areas which border the huge Nairobi dumpsite.
Pastor Boniface, who manages this project, writes:
Greetings from Kenya and from the Tent of Refuge family.
Here in Kenya the situation is not encouraging. The number of infected people keeps on rising day by day. We can't access some services and food has become more expensive. Many things are closed, including schools and we are under national curfew.
As Tent of Refuge we are keeping in touch with our children and their families in the following ways:
1. Monthly Food bags
We are doing food bags every month. This has been so helpful for them and we thank God for that provision. Due to the high cost of food distribution we have spent quite a large amount of money to sustain our children during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
2. WhatsApp, Facebook & Cell phone
We are praying and encouraging our children through a WhatsApp and Facebook group we have created for parents. Those who are not on WhatsApp, we are calling on their phones to check on them and send them messages of hope.
We have spent all the money for May. From next month we are trusting God to provide.
Pray with us because I know things are tight all over the world and even in the UK you are going through financial difficulties. Otherwise, so far we thank God. We strongly believe we shall overcome this pandemic. We are strong in the Lord.
One testimony I want to share with you is that we rescued a man who slaughtered a cat in Dandora and ate it because of lack of food. Some of our team members went and took him to hospital after he started developing skin complications. When he was discharged we had the opportunity to take a food bag to his family.
The Tent of Refuge project supports families to keep their children with them. If families become desperate they may ask orphanages to take them. Children are much better off staying in their families. The project provides:
It is run by Dandora All Nations Gospel Cathedral with some local funding and the rest from Creative Solutions, from UK donors.
"This is the kind of fasting I want...to share your food with the hungry" Isaiah 58: 6-7 NLT
Peter and Jenny Kay