E- Meet Elijah
Updated: Feb 22, 2018
Meet Elijah. If his tender spirit doesn't capture your heart, his contagious smile will be sure to tug on ever last one of your heart strings. We first meet Elijah amongst one of the bigger groups of street children living in heart Nairobi, Kenya. It happened so quickly. His little hands clutched my arm and all at once Holy Spirit whispered, "He is the one, now go quickly." We could hear the comments of local Kenyan men scoffing at us as we walked the dirty streets hand in hand. We could see every set of eyes all on us, but we didn't mind. And so the process began; washing, scrubbing, treating, then repeating all of these steps. This sweet baby had suffered more than any 8 year old ever should have. His big eyes gleamed as we scanned each isle of the store letting him pick out any outfits he chose. He stood confused as we offered every food over the moon to fill his hungry belly.
Elijah now has a warm bed to come home to every night. He began school again, and he is excelling more than expected in his 3rd grade class. The Jesus is so contagious in this little one and we thank the Lord daily for choosing to save his precious, magnificent life.