before breakfast on Christmas Day

Some of Centre children just before taking breakfast on Christmas day

heading 1          Hope December 2018

Its Christmas: “The most wonderful time of the year”

 

Christmas cake

Christmas Cake

New years cake

Ann and baby

MRC Director and her daughter Heavenly Joy Njambi.


Christmas time in Kenya is a time when families try to be with one another. Popular food include goat meat, chicken and chapatti. At MRC , it was filled with special activities – holiday trip, meals and playing.

Some of the menu for Christmas

chips          ndengu

chips, chicken and Ndengu

eating the Christmas meal

Staff and children eating the Christmas meal.

soda after lunch

After a heavy lunch, soda was ready. Harun Nikose kept asking for Coke.


Boxing day is a public holiday in Kenya, its another day of celebrating ,seeing friends and family. Some of the menu for the day is pictured below.

breakfast....sausage, fruits & eggsausages   mashed pots, cabbage & carrots     

Breakfast: tea, sausage, fruits and an egg, sausage and later for lunch: mashed potatoes and cabbage with carrots

having breakfast

Children having breakfast.

fruit juice break

Time for a fruit juice.

eating Boxing day lunch

Staff and children eating the Boxing day lunch.

time to stretch

Time to stretch after a day full of fun.


Kenya ushered new year in style as celebratory wave swept across the country , from capital city to the Counties. At MRC, all was set to welcome 2019. children woke up early to prepare for the festivities lined up for them. Pilau, chapati , beef and cake were ready.

pilau   chapatti   cake & ice cream

Pilau, chapatti, cake & ice cream.

children in joyous mood

Children in joyous mood as they welcome new year 2019.

child Rose cutting the cake

Child Rose being assisted by the administrator to cut the New year’s cake which was served with ice cream and soda.


A day trip to lake Nakuru National park offered a well worth wildlife experience to MRC children and staff. They were ecstatic to see the lion, giraffe, buffalo, water backs and flamingos.

ready to leave on the trip

Ready to leave MRC.

seeing the baboons

At Baboon view point in Lake Nakuru.

seeing the lions

Children exited in seeing the Lions.

packed lunch on trip

Having packed meal at the view point.

the waterfall

The administrator showing the children the waterfall.

group at waterfall

Taking a group photo at the water fall.

snacks before the trip home

Having some refreshments before embarking on the journey home.

bus home

Child Mukua being assisted to alight from the bus at MRC after a long day trip.


MRC children joined the community Members in Celebrating Jamhuri day at a local school ground. Jamhuri day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12th December each year.

Jamhuri is a Swahili word for “republic” and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became an independent republic.

children leaving to attend Jamhuri celebrations

Children leaving MRC to attend Jamhuri celebrations.

 community members

Community members enjoying the performance from MRC children.

singing at the celebrations

 Children and Staff Khatenje performing a song at the ceremony.

Youth Kibet leading other children to MRC after the celebrations.


Pastor David Lee paid children a visit at MRC. He brought cash donation of 10,000/= from Carol Thomas ,which was used to buy clothes which the children wore on 26/12/2018.

 Pastor Lee & Pastor Peter in MRC      being shown the menus

Pastor Lee and pastor Peter being taken round MRC by the administrator and being shown the centre menu at the kitchen.

 

the dormitories     Centre's food store

A visit at the children dormitories and at the Centre food store.


Mr Tom Makale passed by the Centre and gave a donation of assorted clothes to children and staff.

 House mother, Gladys      staff Khatenje

House mother Gladys showing the clothes she received and staff Khatenje dressed in clothes she had received.

 Centre's security guard    Youth Waruguru    Groundsman Luka

The Centre's security Guard received warm clothes, Youth Waruguru dressed in clothes donated to her and Groundsman Luka showing the cloths he received.

Benard Ngondo bought children shoes and new clothes for Christmas. Children looked good in their new outfits.

children in their new outfits       shoe boxes

Children dressed in clothes courtesy of Bernard. Also, shoes bought for the children by Bernard.

diapers      flour

Chris Sounders ensured that children had enough diapers and porridge during this period. The diapers and porridge flour will last for three months.


Youths from PCEA Elburgon Church were not left behind. They volunteered for a day in assisting with daily work at the Centre.

 cleaning dispensary     

Cleaning the MRC Dispensary.

 

Helping in fetching firewood

 

Posing for a picture with child Blessing.

Serving children with drinks

 


Medical laboratory equipments being offloaded from the vehicle at MRC. Thanks to Kingdom Builders for making this possible.

       

Youth Mike Imani fell and injured his face. He was treated at MRC Dispensary and now almost healed.


Thanks Giving

- Good Health: To God for the good health and safe keeping of the children

- Safety & Security: To God for favour, safety and security in the Centre

- Thank God for our staff

- Thank God for the IT support for the trip and Christmas, boxing and New Year menu

- Thank Bernard Ngondo for supporting children clothes and shoes

- Thanks to Makale for donation of assorted clothes

- Thanks to Carole Tomas for buying children clothes

- Thanks to Chris Sounders for diapers and porridge flour

- Thanks to Kingdom Builders for the Laboratory Equipment

- For the continued supply of fish by Barbara Banta

- Thank God for all our sponsors and donors

- Thanks to PCEA Youth for their helping hand

Prayer Points

- Please pray for the safety and health of the children and for God’s miraculous intervention in their lives

- Pray for sponsors for our new children and for enough sponsorship for the old ones

 - Keep praying for provision of food and food production in our farm plots

- Keep praying for our staff the current ones and for the ones that we still need to hire - That the Lord may sent committed staff and their salaries

- Please pray for the continued provision of diapers

- Pray for our Clinical Officer and her salary

- Pray we get a committed Laboratory Technician and his/her salary

- We need volunteers in all fields - Pray that the Lord will touch you to become a volunteer

- Pray for the need of repainting and repairs at the Centre

- Provision of a 32 seater vehicle - The current Centre’s double cabin cannot move for long distances - God is able!

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