I’ve been sponsoring a girl and boy in Kenya for some time now, and we finally had a chance to visit them this summer. It was truly an amazing and memorable trip! One of the bonuses of this excursion was getting to see my dear friend, Jimmy Wambua, again. He’s a formerly sponsored Compassion child and he graciously invited us to stay in his home in Nairobi.
Jimmy was a member of Compassion’s Leadership Development Program. After completing high school and college, he attended Moody Bible College as well, and then returned to Kenya to make a difference in many unique ways. It was a pleasure to see him again and to hear of his dreams for his own people.
Sarah and Chris had fun hanging out with him, too.
We were privileged to taste some real home-cooked, Kenyan food:
As Jimmy talked about his own sponsor, and about becoming an orphan at an early age, I couldn’t help but wonder where he would be today if he hadn’t been given the opportunity to have an education, meals, immunizations and discipleship. Sponsorship truly changed his life!
Here is a video that tells Jimmy’s powerful story: