Messiah's Children Rescue & Life
VISION + ACTION = HOPE
The Messiah's Children Rescue and Life Center began more than a decade ago, as the dream of one young man who's sole desire was to help lift his fellow Kenyans out of hopelessness and despair.
Pastor Patrick Kimaiyo began this noble work in his home town, Moi's Bridge, halfway between Kitale and Eldoret in the Great Rift Valley of western Kenya.
Currently, the orphanage provides shelter, food, clothing, education, and some medical attention than 300 children.
Our Kenyan Children in Danger
as Drought Threatens
Messiah's Children Rescue and Life Center
Our orphans now face the most dire challenge since the anarchic civil war that rocked the nation in 2008.
Kenya is currently suffering from a severe drought which impacts more than 11 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia alone, and 39 million across a large swath of Africa.
Bread and Water: Our Situation
The Kenyan government has declared a national emergency. It is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain corn, the mainstay of the Kenyan diet, and prices are skyrocketing. A couple of weeks ago, Patrick and I decided it would be prudent to purchase as much corn as we could before prices go through the ceiling. It was a wise move, but it will only hold us for a short time.
For the first time in thirteen years, we now face a critical shortage of drinking water. Our well has run
dry, and we are having to purchase potable water from local vendors.
Call for Help
The long rainy season lasts from March until May and is predicted to be poor this year, creating further hardship for Kenyans and their grazing livestock.
We are up against the wall, like never before. With food in short supply, Patrick will need to travel farther and pay more to meet the needs of the orphans in his care.
We are praying that our Father in Heaven will send willing hearts our way who can help us bear this burden and see these children through this life-threatening crisis.
Thank you for your help, it really does make a difference.
Andrew Harmon & Patrick Kimaiyo
Karen and I miss you, and hope you're all well.
On behalf of Pastor Patrick Kimaiyo, our Kenyan staff, and all of the children of Messiah's Children Rescue and Life Center, Shalom, and blessings in Messiah.
Shalom everyone! For all who answered our recent call for assistance by donating to our GoFundMe campaign, please accept my gratitude, and that of Patrick Kimaiyo and everyone at Messiah's Children Rescue and Life Center. You contributed $575 to date, and that amount has been remitted to Patrick and applied to the completion of our current class/dorm building. I will provide a scanned copy of the Western Union transmission receipt upon request. Many thanks, In Messiah, Andrew Harmon