Giving hope to vulnerable children

Written by Joy Balusi

October 13, 2020

” We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Bible Society of Kenya had an opportunity to visit Mogra Children’s Home located along Kiambu Road during this year’s customer service week. This was part of our CSR initiative aimed at giving back to the community.

Mogra Children’s Home has 422 children, with the youngest being 3 months old. These children end up in this home due to various circumstances including defilement, dysfunctional families, abandonment among other issues. The founder of the Home Rev. Hannah Njoroge began the home in Mathare out of a desire to help the children in Mathare slum where she used to run her business. She felt supported by the residents in the area, yet she had a burden for children in the areas who were facing lots of challenges including sleeping hungry, lack of shelter, lack of education and generally deplorable living conditions.

Her desire was to support the children with education, food, and a safe place they can stay. The home currently has a primary and secondary school section where full time learning takes place. The young babies are taken care of by care givers who handle them throughout the day.

In line with our mission to make available and promote use of Holy Scriptures, we reached out to this home to extend the love of Christ to them. With partnership of Bible Society of Netherlands, we distributed Bibles and the Love of God portions to the children and they were very grateful to BSK for the kind gesture. We further gave them foodstuff and pampers as gifts during this customer service week as a way of appreciating them.

Here are some testimonies as shared

I am very happy to receive a Bible today as I have never owned one before. I really desired to own one and I am so excited that Bible Society of Kenya has given me this precious gift. God bless you. Purity Wanjiru, Class 7

I am so happy to receive a Bible. It will help me grow spiritually. My favourite verse is Psalm 61:1-10 which remind me that God will fight my battles and protect me from my enemies. I know that I cannot do anything without God. May God bless you BSK. Ravine Aroyo, Class 6

I appreciate Bible Society of Kenya for giving me a Bible. It will bring me closer to God and improve my relationship with Him and others.  Carolyne Wairimu, Class 4

We have often received many gifts from people but never have we ever had anyone bringing us Bibles as gifts. This Bible is a precious gift, and I will always treasure it. Shadrack Mwangi, Form 2

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