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Situated outside Nairobi, Kenya, amongst the poorest sections of the capital city, sits the compound of Alliance Vision Education Centre. First initiated in 2007 and opened in 2008, AVEC houses and educates over 200 children who are in their care and in need of sponsorship to help cover the cost of their care.
What many people in the western world do not realize is that there are so many more orphans in East Africa than we could ever imagine. We have not seen such numbers in any Western society for centuries. According to Light of Hope’s website, at https://lightuphope.org/the-plight-of-orphans-in-kenya/, there are an estimated 2 million orphaned or vulnerable children in Kenya alone! Keep in mind that the government does not run any of the orphanages, nor does it have any kind of government programs to help subsidize the financial burdens of the homes that are privately run.
Living Sacrifice Ministries has partnered with Alliance Vision Education Centre in our work for half a decade now and in that time, miraculous things have happened as God has opened doors for these saints who have prayerfully served. In no small part due to the diligence of Mr. George Otieno Sera, a centre which once had schooling for primary students only, has been able to offer high school education as well in recent years!
The needs of the children, the staff, and the upkeep of the grounds are an ongoing challenge. As is the case for most people in Kenya, property is not owned but rented and rented at a premium price. With over 200 mouths of growing children to feed and bodies to clothe, not to mention school supplies and building maintenance, financial support is a need that goes hand in hand with the need for more prayer partners.
At this time I would like to ask if you would prayerfully consider sponsoring a child or even giving a one-time financial gift to this wonderful ministry. To learn more about them, please visit their website at http://avec.webs.com/.
May God Bless you,
James M. Dakis, D.Min.