"One, Two, Three - New Hope Heroes!" We ran through my makeshift duct tape ribbon and into the Centre doors followed by our Kenyan staff, board members, speakers and leaders of the community - all there to celebrate the children and the Opening Day of their new home - the New Hope Centre.
It's hard to describe the lively experience of impromptu praise. A cappella voices rising in unison and harmony praising God for His provision and goodness. Clapping and dancing so our bodies can match the gratefulness of our hearts. Major goosebumps. Once the praise died down I found myself joining the children and others on the floor, down on bended knee in prayer, then prostrating ourselves before our glorious Provider. Tears of joy streaming down, amazed at how far God has carried our tiny organization so these beloved children of His can have a chance. What a day! My only regret is that more weren't there to experience it with me.
If you ever feel the call to come - come! Come and see and experience for yourself. Join me anytime. If not, I hope you can join in our mission to change vulnerable children's lives for the better.
New Hope Children
NHC Team Members