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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

And Then there were 7! Meet Baby Frederick!

I met this little guy today!
Super cute!
We would like to introduce you to Frederick. He is one month old, but he is very underweight. We got the call last Friday asking if we had space for him. Frederick'smother has passed away from HIV AIDS.  She was the second wife in a polygamist marriage arrangement.  Here in Kenya polygamy is a common and totally legal practice. However, in all the families we have met with multiple wives, we have not found many that are healthy! In the case of Frederick's family, it is no different. Wife number one will not take the baby of wife number 2 into her home, and it seems dad can't be bothered to fight for his son! Frederick's maternal grandmother is 65 and is unable to care for him. Someone needs to give this little guy a fighting chance. Enter Mission:180 Children's Home. With your help we are able to operate these homes and rescue these precious little lives, literally snatching them out of the jaws of death.
For us, these are the moments we are
in Kenya for.
We have many difficult days here, but our time with these little people is a harsh reminder of why we are here. And time spent with them seems to erase some of the frustration. They are precious little people. I have been thinking a lot lately about Psalm 32:8. (NLT) The Lord Says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."
It would seem in Frederick's case, and Marjorie's, Connor, Ashley, Douglas, Moses and Robert's case, Mission:180 has become a part of their pathway! Its a responsibility and trust we do not take lightly. There will be more, many many more. What a privilige to be called to care for them. We are so grateful for the help of people like you who make it possible for us to do this with your generosity!

From all of us at Mission:180,