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Reliable Car Needed to be Mobile Clinic in Kericho

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My name is Leslie Williams. I retired from AT&T and now live in Meridian, MS. I am a member of a local Bible-teaching church there.
I became friends with Peter Yegon about a year ago while using Peter's writing talents for a website I have about dogs ( Peter impressed me then as he worked at his local church as an unpaid pastor to his church's youth. Peter has a bachelor's degree in medicine and dreams of building a medical clinic for the people in his county. While trying to make a brick-and-mortar clinic, it became apparent that the needs were not being met as quickly as the building was being constructed. In December, the board of directors decided to temporarily divert the physical clinic's effort to set up a mobile clinic by purchasing a good, reliable, older car and equipping it for Peter to service the medical needs of people with low incomes.

In the long term, we still pray for the contributions of the physical clinic to come in, but in the short term, we see the mobile clinic as our best alternative. Please consider donating to the Mobile Clinic in Kericho County, Kenya. We believe we can set the mobile unit up for about $2000. Build With Us a Clinic for Remote Kericho County

If you have any questions or concerns about the Mobile Clinic Project in Kericho County or the Clinic for Remote Kericho County, please write me at [email redacted]

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Les Williams

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Below, I am including an article about the young man who dreams of building a critically needed clinic for his people. Peter is boots on the ground in Kenya, living near the new clinic location:

My Life Story - A Struggle to Help My People
By: Peter Thompson Yegon

It was on a Thursday at 4:30 A.M that happiness and joy filled the hearts of both my parents. I was born on June 6, 1994, at Kapkatet General Hospital in Kericho County. My parents had seven children; among them, I was the fourth (or middle) child. It started with three girls, and then I became the first boy. After that, it was another boy, then finally two boys, so the total was three girls and four boys. The way my parents lived and treated each other was the same as any other married couple that loved each other so much.

My childhood was pretty typical – I went to school, played sports, and spent time with my family and friends. However, my life changed dramatically when I was eight years old. My Father passed away. I was suddenly leaving my mother to raise me and my siblings alone. The next few years were difficult. My mother did her best to provide for us, but money was tight, and she was often overwhelmed. I had to take on more household responsibilities and help care for my younger siblings.

The silence was all that I heard in the house. There was no soul to spark a sense of joy in my heart. Utter bitterness was all that remained. I still remember the dreadful day when my father died. It was as if the most valuable thing in my life vanished in a heartbeat, and there was no warning. His death was an instant pain that came without the comfort of god. Gody's younger life was different from the rest of the children in my village, it was fascinating how anything can happen within the blink of an eye. It was impossible to know when life would get better or worse in just one day; with that being said, the day my father died turned my life into an eternal abyss of pain and suffering from which I could not recover.
I could not believe that my father was dead; it was impossible to think such a thing. He never looked so peaceful. He did not say a single word. Until I realized that he was no longer in this world, I was when everything collapsed inside my heart. People were all of a sudden giving me condolences due to the death of my father. I kept denying his death until men came to my house to dispose of the dead body.

As a young boy, I heard and read the word fun and happiness. The only problem was that I never knew what it was. I never had anyone to play with to teach me those beautiful experiences. The main contributor to having a stale childhood was my father.
I started school when I was six years old. I went to Kindergarten through fifth grade at Sebetet Primary School, and while there, I won the award for perfect attendance. I also won an award for the honor roll for four terms. Then, I attended Cheborgei Boys High School, winning two awards: one in Form Three and the other in Form Four. I always tried to learn positive things in my life enjoyed in my life, and I always motivated myself to get good grades in school life. Soon, I got admitted to university, and I have a lot of memories of university life. This is different from school life and high school life.

Whenever I had a dream, I struggled hard to fulfill my dream. Your dream depends upon your hard work, that is always paid off. Just keep working hard your whole life for your success and dreams. My life story is about believing in myself and struggling hard to achieve my primary goals.

“ When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, you will succeed!! ",. These are the words of Erick Thomas, '’ not my late father,” my inspiration, and that of many others. The start of high school directly coincides with a change in my life; nonetheless, both became my greatest milestones. From these milestones, I have led a better, more impressive part than I would have if these words and the many more that continue to inspire me had been brushed aside in my past self.

Challenges and obstacles are life-defining moments in someone's life that they can utilize and build upon for their life. I would not necessarily call my challenge a moment; I would call it a period or season of my life where I had to learn how to cope with the many personalities of high school students and differentiate who I would consider my friend...
Throughout my life, I faced a lot of challenges. I had to overcome the obstacles. I had to overcome the obstacle that was on my way. The obstacle made me stronger and made me who I am now: an ambitious and hard-working student. The problem shaped me because I knew I had to work for what I wanted and be better. Also, I learned from my mistakes and tried to do better. The first obstacle I had to face was free challenges. I was depressed and did not do that well in school.
The loss of my older brother changed my life in ways that I couldn't have imagined at the time of his death, but I was bombarded with so many emotions and undertakings that deeply impaired my thought process. The following article is going to take you through the many aspects that I dealt with after my older brother's accident!

It was Saturday in mid-January 2015. I can tell you most of what I was doing that day... Everything was ok. Everything was okay- I didn't know it yet. My life had changed forever. My older brother, who was a driver in Kericho, had died in a motorcycle accident. I found out about two hours after his death, two hours in which I had gone about my life, thinking that everything was fine.

The following days were a blur. But, while they were devastating, fraught with emotion, and extremely hard, what came as a shock was having to get back to "normal” life after a couple of weeks off work. Life wasn't everyday. While people around were supportive and kind, no one understood the depth of my loss, so where I could, I escaped to other places to spend time with my closest friends.

As a family, we supported each other, primarily through the many 'firsts’ and significant events in the coming years, but we also needed support individually outside of the immediate family. I was at a stage of life where IFamily became increasingly independent. I didn't want to be reliant on my family, but simultaneously, I desperately needed them.

A few months after my brother died, my Mum handed me a flyer about a weekend for bereaved siblings run by Care for the Family. I took it, and although I did n'tFamilyuch to her then, I remember thinking, 'That’s probably exactly what I needed. I booked a place, put the date in the diary, and forgot about it. As it got closer, I felt dread but determined to go. I didn't know what to expect. Not being a naturally outgoing person, the last thing I felt like doing while feeling so vulnerable was to meet a whole load of new people and make small talk- or worse, share my deepest feelings with them! I did find the weekend difficult and emotionally draining, but it got easier as we went along. Meeting other people who had lost a brother or sister and hearing them say that was tough, really tough, helped me to realize that what I was feeling was normal (If there is such a thing as usual!)

Moving forward in life hasn't always been easy. When my brother died, I was one year into a relationship. My girlfriend took a lot of the strains and months afterward. Stuart had met her a couple of times and said something along the lines of, ' She seems like a bloke. ' My clinging onto that comment, combined with the fact that I wasn't emotionally strong enough for a break–up, resulted in us staying together longer than we might have otherwise. Our relationship eventually ended, and in 2019, I married my wonderful wife, Ivine. I still find it problematic that she never met my brother, likewise, that my child 0never met their uncle.

Over the following years, I struggled with anxiety but was able to find ways to manage it. I did reach a point where I became a lot calmer about many things, but becoming a parent has brought new anxieties. I am determined not to limit what my child does or inadvertently let my worries run off on her, but that determination comes at a price. Not wrapping them up in cotton wool means opening myself up to risk.

This can flood my thoughts with 'what ifs......? ' and fighting these off can be emotionally exhausting. I know that with children aged four and six, the worries and fears of parenthood are only just starting, and there will be many more challenges as they become more independent.

I constantly spent a lot of time on my work and after on my fitness and other things. But mostly, I spent my time on my studies because I wanted to secure my future. But now I think I should spend time on other activities like sports, exercise, etc. I should give some time to my family members and friends.

I have a lot of skills in iPhone mobiles and web content and am always trying to improve them because they are very important in my life. So we should learn some good skills for the most wide scope of the field. Other than that, I am equally focusing on improving my listening and speaking skills.
Favorite Quotations :
• "Life is just a chance to grow a soul” – A. Powel Davies
• ``If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun” – Katherine Hepburn
• ``Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” - Confucius
• `` No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank
• ``No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another” -Charles Dickens
• ``There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people” – John Holmes
• `` I don't want to live in a world where we don't look out for each other.Nott just the people that are close to u butalso also anybody who needs a helping hand. I can't change the way anybody else thinks or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit "– Charles de Lint
• `` Don't hate what you don't understand” – John Lennon

These quotations are my favorite. But the third quotation is my all-time favorite because according to our religion, everything has its beauty, but many people can't understand they are full of racism; they don't know the value of a thing that God.
Every person is created equal in dignity and value. Someone’s background or lifestyle choices do not determine their value. Even another person does not have the power to decide someone's dignity. God does, and He has already made it clear in Genesis 1 that we are all created in His image.

I have lived in poverty both as a child and as an adult, and I can say with complete confidence that it is a life–crushing force. I wouldn't say I liked it. “Poverty “is also one of the most misunderstood labels that get slapped onto individuals without their approval – cash upon them simultaneously by both unseen and more visible forces of society. Poverty is a word loaded with preconceived notions, common misperceptions, and seemingly innocuous assumptions. What the word does not do is delve below its surface meaning into the reality of poverty – a world that no one wants to live in.
These are the very thoughts that consumed me in times of poverty. And yet, I never stopped that there must be a way out. The “how” and the “why” of my situation – resounding questions that were never stated – eventually fell by the wayside as I pushed towards a leap. The very thing that brought despair and darkness motivated me to dig out of that prison, fight with everything within me, and find that light that must exist outside the walls.

Living in poverty need not be a death sentence. I decided when I was 12 years old that I wanted to secure a bachelor's degree in medicine before I was married (which I did). Throughout my childhood, I had a voracious appetite for knowledge. I was constantly hungry to learn more. And when life challenges blindsided me as an adult (now with a degree under my belt), I continued to understand what my options were, what resources were available to me, and to fight hard to provide the best opportunities that I could for my children, so that they may never see themselves as “living in poverty “ or not having a shot at a better life. The difficult moments, instead of discouraging me, give me motivation and the necessary energy to move forward.

Colossians 1: 9-10 reminds me that a rich prayer life is possible. I ask God to give me complete knowledge of his will and to give me spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then, how I live will always honor, and please the Lord, and my life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, I will grow as I learn to know God better”.

Prayer is one of the best ways to receive this spiritual treasure. In Jeremiah 33:3, God promised, "Ask me, and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Those `` remarkable secrets” are `` complete knowledge of His will, and spiritual wisdom and understanding.”

Gaining these spiritual treasures requires tenacity. It takes more than simply bowing my head or saying a quick prayer when things get tough. It is essential to continue to pray and ask for guidance from God simultaneously; it's also essential to take action toward what I want in life, even if I don't have all the answers. And trust that the part will reveal itself to me in due time. God helps those who help themselves.

I am an optimist but realistic. My mother taught me that we live in a constantly changing world, and to succeed, we need an intelligent plan and the ability to adapt and adjust to the changing world environment, but more importantly, one needs to prepare oneself to succeed.
We need discipline and, above all, God-fearing and unshakable will to resist difficulties when they happen. “An ongoing work of art” would probably be one of the best ways to describe my life. From very early on in life, I have learned that I can be a good artist in my own life through guidance, hard work, commitment, and determination. Every route taken or not taken will somehow impact our existence and leave a trail like a shooting star in the night sky; the beauty of the trail depends entirely on the nature of our actions in life. My spiritual journey of faith has turned me into more of a “mutt” than a “ purebred” Christian because of the variety of denominations and international churches that I have experienced so far in my life.

For starters, I grew up in an “every Sunday “ church family. I was at church the very next Sunday after being born. My first church was part of the Assemblies of God. All through my childhood, I heard about Jesus, and I remember being about seven years old when my mother knelt beside me as I prayed the “Sinners' prayers “ and asked Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour.

I can’t say that it was the most powerful moment of my life, yet it was a very significant start to my spiritual journey. This journey has allowed me to see the Holy Spirit bring Jesus to life, call me into ministry, show me the works of the Holy Spirit, and become the voice leading me daily.

First, I was your average churched kid, creating as much mischief as the next little boy. Thanks be to God. Godat, I had praying parents who kept me in church and showed me the value of scripture and prayer in daily life. As I continued to grow, I learned the true significance of repentance and asking God for forgiveness. The devil attempted to discourage me on multiple occasions, but the book of Psalms 55:22 constantly flashes across my mind: “ Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved” stayed with Christ and overcome every attack.

I experienced spiritual growth since I dedicated my life to Christ. I received the holy spirit with the evidence of speaking tongues. I was baptized at my church, Faith Ministry International, and I am active. I am the youth director, youth bible teacher, and church treasurer. Visiting the sick and the poor can be a great way to offer support and comfort to those who are going through a difficult time. My actions can make a real difference and help them feel less alone.

I want to change how society sees people with disabilities. As Cesar Chavez, the American Labour leader, civil rights activist, and spiritual figure, said,
`` We can't seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and our own”.

This has always driven me to be a force of change wherever I find myself. I was recently appointed as a community coordinator of Channels of Hope of my church. And this has offered me a new platform to induce change.

Growing up with persons living with disabilities, I noticed that the concept of education the disabilities, was almost unheard of in my community. So, when I came to the community, I was determined to show everybody I could make it.

I have something I refer to as `DDP,’ which stands for Dedication, Determination, and Perseverance. I always tell my friends about it. I tell them they must be dedicated to their studies and not lose sight of their goals until they have achieved them.
Secondly, they must be determined to succeed and always win. Nobody is born a winner, but we instead make ourselves into winners.

Lastly, they must bring into focus no matter what the situation or circumstances and always believe that there is no limit. Not even the sky, because man has been to the moon. They should continuously pursue their goals, inspire change in others, and bring the winds of change wherever they go.

Some of the things I want to change in my community include how society sees people with disabilities. I want society to see them as people with great potential and allow them to exhibit this potential.

Over the years, I have been trying to educate my community about people with disabilities through various avenues, like at the church and the youth community meetings.
I came into my first year of youth ministry with one goal at the top of my list: to provide them with a sense of purpose. My ability to fluently speak two languages formed a common ground on which I could build relationships. I understood a desire to use my privilege in service to others.

Through this history, I understood how purpose on this Earth continues a lineage of individuals committed to selfless sacrifice. My heritage has the privilege to interact with diverse people from an early age. The summation of these encounters forms the core of my identity as they show me the human dignity characteristics of all people.

I always motivate youth by providing them with a sense of purpose. Encouraging them to set and reach realistic goals, engaging in meaningful activities that challenge their abilities, and providing them with support and recognition for their efforts will help create a strong sense of self-efficiency.

Let me tell you the story of a young man. I worked with this guy who was unmotivated and lacked direction in life. He was born in a small village with limited opportunities and struggled to find his place in the world. However, one day, despite his reservation and lack of confidence, he decided to take a chance and join the local boxing club. One day, he had a breakthrough moment when he won his fight.

He felt a surge of pride and self-belief that had been absent before. After that, he worked diligently to hone his boxing skills and participated in several local tournaments, and eventually, he achieved his goal of becoming the village Champion. After his remarkable victory, the village celebrated his success, and he was seen as a true hero.

Our youths should be encouraged to do the same, as it is the only way to overcome hardships and reach their potential. Motivation and drive are the keys to success, and it is imperative to cultivate these qualities in our youth so that they may become the most capable version of themselves and lead successful lives. Identify their passion and develop the skills they need to pursue them so that they may make the most of their lives and reach their goals.

As the past years have shown, no one ever has complete control over their circumstances. A catastrophic event - like a pandemic - will always disproportionately affect individuals of lower socio-economic status. This leaves underprivileged communities vulnerable to the whims of those who prioritize greed and power over the needs of the people. For these reasons, the community must come together and provide for the needs of those lacking access to the most basic of rights.

I began volunteering as a care coordinator for a mobile outreach clinic (MOC) during the pandemic. Care coordinators provide follow-up and administrative services for the clinic, using community resources to address patients' barriers to Care. A typical care coordination shift consists of answering missed calls, calling and discussing action items with my current patients, and creating plans for patients who have not been contacted.
Working at a Mobile outreach Clinic was a rewarding experience. Knowing that you can make an impact in your local community brings fulfillment in seeing immediate real-world results from your work.

" If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever," Kofi Anna.

“We can create things by connecting and being part of a community with a shared vision and goals because change makes the world go around. And change ultimately is the key to the prosperity of the community.”

Peter Thompson Yegon

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