LTRP Note: The following letter is sent to us from Mereza, one of the widows who is part of the Bryce Homes for Children that is supported by Understand the Times and Lighthouse Trails readers. You might also like to read two other testimonial letters that we previously posted: Two Testimonial Letters From Widows in Kenya – How Their Lives Have Changed . If you would like to learn more or would like to help support the 15 Bryce Homes in Kenya, please visit Understand the Times. The letter below was translated by one of Pastor Achilla’s workers.
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus. Finally, the Lord has enabled me to get an opportunity to share my testimony which is translated at least to pass appreciation to UTT and Lighthouse Trails readers. May the Glory be to our Lord
In order to convey systematic information, I have to cite each item and how the same has lifted my living standards.
MY HUMBLED BEGINNING
Immediately after my husband, who was the sole bread winner for the family, passed on, I entered into a traumatizing life which I could not imagine.
In order to feed my five children, I was forced to engage in tobacco farming and processing which is the famous cash-crop in Kenya. I decided to risk my life in such a hazardous enterprise. Its fruits became really bitter when my health began deteriorating. Constant tests in the hospital confirmed that it was the effect of the fumes from the traditional tobacco processing huts we commonly used. Still I decided not to stop but God finally intervened.
When Roger visited Kenya, I was graced by God to be one of the widowed women to be supported by the Bryce Home project. Since then, I have seen how through project the light of our Lord Jesus is over my life and the entire family.
I have to clearly state that I had lived the latter part of my life without the knowledge of need to feed on balanced diet. This led to myself and my children to suffer from deficiency diseases. When the donors (UTT and the Lighthouse) intervened through the generous and caring arms of the Lord, my health has dramatically changed. People have even begun admiring my way of life. We no longer suffer the blows of malnutrition since the children can now access food rich in protein, carbohydrates and vitamins. Currently the children were over excited to take sodas (Coka-Cola) which was their first time in life to taste such a beverage.
ENOUGH BED REST
I cannot fail to mention the new status of my bedding characterized by a high density mattress, heavy blanket and a well set wooden bed. I can now relieve my body from the frequent back-ache which used to be my daily complaint. I used to think it was due to old age yet my age is not such advanced. Now it is an improvement I cannot express by mere words alone. Abundant blessings to the readers I say. My children have worn a loving face since then and now believe there is hope for life.
The kind of house I lived in before had become a terrible nuisance to the entire family especially during the rainy seasons. It could force me and the children to be disrupted during the sleep until the rain stops.
Currently the house I live in has iron-roof what seems to be a dream yet it is a reality. This house is fitted with a wood stove chimney which keeps away the smoke. Plastering of the house is in progress and this is an added step in my life. May the Lord teach me to live a life of honour in this house to give his name all the Glory.
My children have great news to share. Their current status of school uniforms has caused a great stir in their school. They have become so modest that even their teachers comment.To me I thank the Lord since the children can now settle and learn in public school unlike when they used to be ashamed when wearing patched dilapidated uniforms.
What can I say, it is all about the Lord Jesus and He will definitely bless the hands which gave their kind donations.
May God bless Roger and UTT donors, Deborah and Dave together with LT Readers. I cannot fail to thank the team working tirelessly with Pastor Achilla to ensure the donated items reach us faithfully,
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