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Meet a few of our kids:

Christopher

I do not know my father. My mother is a drug addict and has been in and out of prison my entire life. I had to live with my grandmother who is an alcoholic and did not care about  me.  I was malnourished and often scavenging the streets for food.  In 2011, I was rescued to Mahiga Children’s Home.  I began to see myself as someone with worth and value again. I was also able to consistently attend school. I love learning. I am in 9th grade (which is called Form 1 in Kenya). K08-CFH/079      

Age: 16 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Christopher

My mom was a single mother and never had the privilege of an education. Life was hard. We moved constantly to find her work so she could provide stability for her children. Unfortunately, my mother was only able to find casual employment because of her lack of education. The instability had a negative effect on my education. We never had a place to call home. It has been a struggle for my mother to care for our physical, medical, and educational needs. I am so grateful for the love and care being provided by the Kaptagat Children’s Home. I finally feel safe and secure. I am in 10th grade (Form 2). K04-CFH/065

Age: 18 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Brian

Before coming to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home I was living in a safe house in Naivasha.  My aunt had brought me from Kisumu, where I was born. She then abandoned me and I had no where to go. I was living on the streets. I came to live at Maai Mahiu in 2015. I was not used to living in a nurturing environment and struggled to trust the people there. I ran away and went to find my parents in Kisumu.  I found them but they are living in horrific conditions and I could not stay with them. Thankfully I was able to return to the Children’s Home. I am in 11th grade (Form 3). K01-CFH/119    

Age: 21 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Melvin

I do not know my father.  When I was nine years old my mom passed away from an HIV/AIDS related illness.  I was left to live with my grandparents but it was so hard for me. I distanced myself from them and would often spend time at my mother’s grave.  My grandparents farm is rocky and dry so we are not able to grow food.  They are elderly and cannot work so it was very difficult for them to care for me. I am thankful for the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I am in 5th grade (Class 5). K08-CFH/128  

Age: 11 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Jane

My family was all living together until October 2016 when my mother was caught dealing drugs and was put in prison. At this point my father fled and disappeared because he was also involved in drug trafficking. I have six siblings and I am in the middle. We had no one to take care of us. Our neighbors did not like us because of what my parents did and even tried to burn down our house. My grandmother is the only relative who likes us but she is not able to care for us so we went to the District Child Officer for help. They took us to Mahiga’s Children’s Home. I feel safe again. I am in 9th Grade. (Form 1) K08-CFH/116  

Age: 16 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Anthony

My mom was never married.  She passed away from AIDS in 2001 when I was five years old.  I have two older sisters.  I do not know my father.  After my mom died I went to live with my grandparents but soon after I moved in my grandfather passed away.  I felt so bad.  My grandmother tried to sustain our family by growing vegetables but it was too difficult for her.  When I was 7 years old I was brought to Mahiga Children’s Home. It is hard to believe I am so thankful to be living here where I am safe, loved and receiving an education. I am currently attending a university, studying for a law degree. K08-CFH/019  

Age: 23 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

John

My dad held our family together.  I am the youngest of six children.  My mother has a severe intellectual disability.  When my dad passed away we no longer had a source of income to provide for us.  My mother tried to take care of me but it was a struggle for her, especially with two of my siblings in high school.  I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 9 years old.  I had not attended school consistently before this time so I was in Class 1 even though I was older. Now I am in 9th grade. People tell me I would make a good pastor. (Form 1) K08-CFH/029    

Age: 17 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Daniel

I come from a large family.  I am the youngest of six children.  When my mom passed away, it was just us and our dad.  However, he changed when mom died and became severely depressed.  He could no longer work and provide for us.  I remember being fed by the neighbors because they knew that we did not have any food. Even the local government helped us.  Our situation was not getting better and when I was 10 years old I was given the chance to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  It is hard to imagine how far I have come.  I just completed trade school. K08-CFH/018    

Age: 23 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Peter

My mom passed away while giving birth to me.  I do not know my dad.  I was left with my grandparents who were elderly, and they both passed away while I was still very young.  My two older brothers were struggling to work to support themselves and the only other relative I had to live with was my uncle.  He was not responsible and I would often miss meals. By the time I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 5 years old, I was not doing well and was malnourished.  I’m so thankful for the opportunity to complete my secondary school education. I am currently in Technical Training Institute. K08-CFH/015    

Age: 20 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Elijah

I am an only child.  I do not know my father.  My mom passed away from tuberculosis.  I lived with my grandparents after she died but it was difficult for them to take care of me.  They did not have any source of income and so we were all dependent upon my uncles to provide us with food.  I have two uncles who work temporary jobs. This meant that I did not always have food each day and I had to skip school.  In 2011 I was given the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I have a large family now! I am in 9th grade (Form 1).  I am a hard worker so that I will be able to take care of myself one day. K08-CFH/042    

Age: 17 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Are you looking for a child from a specific home with which your church or organization is connected?

For Maai Mahiu Children’s Home, click here.

For Kaptagat Children’s Home, click here

My experience with child sponsorship through Chariots actually began in Kenya, as I was fortunate enough to visit the Maai Maihu children’s Mark-Hayner-with-Isaac2home in 2009.
On a walk to church Sunday morning, I walked next to a young boy named Isaac, who I was taken with right away.  He had a very quiet confidence about him, and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him. In just a few days’ time I had grown a deep love for these children and wanted to be able to make an impact in their lives even after I went home. For my family, the answer to that desire was child sponsorship.  What’s more, God made it very clear who I should sponsor.  I checked with the social worker named Rose, and sure enough, Isaac was not being sponsored at the time.  I was thrilled.  Since then, I’ve gotten to correspond with him through letters, and twice now, have gotten to see him in person–to hug him, give him some gifts, and most importantly, spend some precious minutes with him- sharing updates on our family, and hearing about his goals and dreams.  He is no longer the young boy I knew on that walk, but now a young man, with a bright future ahead of him.  His quiet confidence is evident as ever, and it comes from the solid biblical foundation he was given at this Children’s home.  This is a young man, who despite his circumstances, knows who he is in Christ, and that makes all the difference.  He affectionately refers to himself as “our loving son,” a fact which I am very proud of!

Sponsoring a child through Chariots is simply one of the most rewarding things that you can do.  It takes the idea of showing God’s love to a new level, as you are honestly gaining a family member through this.  To love them, pray for them, and watch them grow and develop is one of the most precious things you can experience.   It is a very tangible way to bless someone and show the love that God has given us first.  I would highly, highly recommend getting involved, and sponsoring a child today if the Lord has laid that on your heart.  I can promise you, you will never regret it!

Mark Hayner, sponsor since 2009

 

 

Crystal MoyerAs a younger couple, my husband and I were struggling to have a child of our own.  We started the adoption process to give a child a home but God started giving us girls of our own.  However, our hearts were still tender toward those children without a home or family.   So our family was delighted when our church partnered with Chariots for Hope.  We jumped at the chance to sponsor a child and now a family of Dad, Mom and four daughters … has a BOY, Emmanuel!!!!  We have been blessed as we pray for him and communicate with him through packages.

God had another blessing to bestow! My oldest daughter and I had the miracle of going on a mission’s trip to Kaptagat Children’s Home where our boy lives.  We had built a relationship through pictures and notes, and Emmanuel knew who we were the minute he saw us.  God’s love and prayers connected us and now we were face to face … my cup runneth over!  The time we spent with him was glorious, he is a gift from God.  Words cannot describe the joy that floods my heart every time I pray for or think of our boy, Emmanuel.

It is a blessing for us to give to these children, but I saw firsthand what our family meant to Emmanuel.  As a sponsor, you are not just a name … they want to know you, they love you and they thank God for you!  Praise God we can be a part of these children’s lives!

Crystal Moyer, sponsor since 2014