In July of 2017, I first stepped into my role as director of the Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry. It was a Monday, and my first official day as director.
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
The authorities arrived to deal with the mwanamke wazimu (translated mad woman) they'd heard stories about. The sight of a disfigured woman in tattered clothes, who regularly danced and sang, had unnerved some of the other refugees in the camp.
Impregnated by the boss’s son and then framed for petty theft as a likely effort to get rid of her and her illegitimate child, Beatrice’s spirit all but died when she walked through the iron gates of Embu Prison to serve a three-year sentence.
Abandoned by her family as a baby, she spent 18 years in a government orphanage, never knowing the love of a mother and father. Rather, she found herself competing for the limited attention of overworked and under-caring staff members.