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Monday, 7 January 2013

Guest Post: Marjorie Andrew

Meet Marjorie Andrew.  She is a remarkable, spry Canadian Grandma who came to Kenya for one reason, she wanted to help! This wonderful lady put us to shame. She is tough, and she knows how to work! Below you can read her comments and observations about her time in Kenya with Mission:180.
Marjorie we loved having you here with us, and we would welcome you back anytime!

"How does one put into words the experience of a lifetime? I am so anxious to return......."


How does one put into words the experience of a lifetime?  I have recently returned from Kenya where I spent 3 weeks in the company of Jason, Jennifer and Joshua Sheppard who are the Mission:180 Ministries team on the ground.  What a Joy to be with these dedicated hard working folks.  And what an experience working with them delivering hampers to the Maasai people in the Ngong  Hills.  We encountered many heart wrenching situations and many beautiful, warm and welcoming people who gave us more in love than we gave them in food.  The Sheppard’s have gathered around them a team of wonderful and dedicated Kenyan folk who help with and plan the Hamper of Hope distribution.  These same people are also heavily involved in the building/construction and forward plans of the Forever Homes for orphans.  The first home is nearing completion and is situated in a beautiful country area.  I am so anxious to return to see this in use.  They cautiously build according to moneys as it is donated and are currently waiting to finish off the first home which will become an infant rescue home.  The remaining 11 houses will become the Forever Homes each having 8 orphans and a live in Mother.  What a village that will be!
Thank you, Sheppard’s, for a wonderful experience and your kind hospitality. You are doing an amazing work.    



 "We encountered many heart wrenching situations and many beautiful, warm and
welcoming people who gave us more in love than we gave them in food."