A Project Of Hope
Operation Love Outreach Through New Dawn Community
For Orphans And Street Children Of Kenya
God instructs us through His word in Isaiah 58:6-9 that the fast or sacrifice which He delights in, is "To loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free - share bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out."
Prior to the present administration of President Kibaki, Kenyans were living in the bondage of wickedness by the name "ethnic cleansing" since 1982. This heinous activity was perpetrated by politically correct personalities within the former ruling regime. The aim was to punish en mass those tribes which refused to support the government that had allowed corruption to rip off the nation's dignity. The perpetrators executed their plan by killing, maiming and burning homes of innocent members of the tribes which appear to be a threat to those in power. As a result, many have died quietly and others including small children have been left without parents and without a place they could call home. Also, after the elections of 2007 severe rioting and tribal warfare broke out which resulted in many killings and people left to live in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps.
Kenya is also facing a crippling epidemic of AIDS. Los Angeles Times of Sunday, March 5, 2000 carried an article (almost an entire page) on how Kenyan families are being wiped out by AIDS. Ann M. Simons, Times Staff Writer writes:
"The ministry of Health in this country of nearly 32 million people says 13% to 14% of adults, about 1.9 million people, have the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS in a country with about as many people as California, an estimated 500 die each day of the disease - more than 20 an hour. Up to 80% of the victims are between the ages of 15 and 49 leaving about 500,000 AIDS orphans."
The AIDs epidemic continues, and today 700 die daily of the disease in Kenya. Many children have been abandoned, and those at WCO feel called to help rehabilitate and educate these young children by establishing New Dawn Community, Laikipia, Kenya. Click here to view progress on this project.
Please inform your friends that this is a "Harambee", a Swahili word meaning pulling together, which we pray will extend to cater for the suffering and voiceless Kenyan people.