It has been a long time since I have posted!!
It has taken a long time for our family to start feeling normal again after being in Kenya for a long time. What used to be normal is not anymore. Some activities that used to be fun and enjoyable are very overwhelming for us right now. Family, relationships with friends and neighbors have been a sweet homecoming for us but processing……debriefing from a life so very different than Minnesota has taken a lot of time. Every day is becoming easier!!
We have so much to be grateful for. We are healthy, we have employment, our home was well cared for in the year that we were gone. Plans to go back to Kenya are uncertain at this time for long term plans, however, we know that our family will continue to travel and be involved globally to support Jua Project in many other countries. More details about that will be coming in the future.
Jua Project is still happening in Kitale and the program has been able to grow. In January we will be launching a sewing branch, with the goal of having our mamas expand their skills to help keep their families supported. Jua’s employees have done a resounding job at managing the day to day operations. This is a blessing from the Lord, specifically, because without them, Jua would not be able to exist.
Jua Project now has a Board of Directors that is fully functioning and questions about any dynamic of our program can be emailed to email@example.com
The eternal investment in the lives of the 7 families Jua serves has been huge. Our moms strive to be ‘light’ in the lives of their neighbors and in their community. Every Friday they independently hold a Bible study around their homes for their neighbors and we are seeing neighbors come to a relationship with Jesus for the first time. Jua Project is so much more than jewelry and a paycheck to our moms. Amongst the abuse they have endured and perhaps the ongoing issues that happen in their lives outside of Jua, they strive for being examples of Light, to be a City on a Hill that cannot be hidden.
Please remember Jua in prayer. Our moms do live in an environment of ongoing vulnerability outside of Jua’s gates and we need warriors praying for their safety and health.
Financial gifts to help support the ongoing work in the lives of our moms can be made to:
1021 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
Every dollar that is given goes right back to our moms to help pay their salaries and ongoing needs of Jua’s program including serving lunch, tea and helping moms start their new business.
From our family in Minnesota, we say thank you for the investment you have made in our lives in the support in all areas.
From our family in Kenya, they are so grateful for your support in purchasing jewelry and donations to allow Jua to continue to be a light in the community of Kitale.