Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Life Staff Day out/Retreat - The best Ever!!!!!

Happy Life team (Juja and Nairobi Staff)
The winning team celebrates

And there was food


Learning time

Team building activity

Team building activities
It was a day full of activities - team building, fun, games, training and more fun.  This was a great day, a day away from the usual and a day to reflect on the great work God has put into our hands.  God has given Happy Life a great team, big hearts of service, and they need such a day to refresh and charged to continue with the mission.  Thanks for our Managing director Faith; mmhhh... her full time presence at Happy Life has brought a difference, some real juicy flavor.

Rosemary

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trina the smiley baby girl - New family


Bill's last day at HL Juja farm

Mixed feelings and a moment of joy and sadness on Bill's last day at HL Juja farm family, and joins his new family, although it was hard to part with his brothers, sisters and school mates, his joy was evident - "I have a mum and dad."

Bill and his new family

They gather in one class to pray and bless Bill.

Mum Salome leads in praying for his son Bill and releases him to his forever family


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another Happy Life second Experience for Anna Thora, her sister and two friends from Iceland


I decided to write this in English so friends of Happy Life Children's Home can also read this.
This is Alica. I saw her picture on the blog few days before our trip started. That is the first picture here, Alisha and her sad face. She had only been at Happy Life for few days but a month in a hospital after being found with severe malnutrition. So at that point the sad face was her only expression.
When we first saw her, the night we arrived, she was so unhappy and insecure. And my sister got attached to her from that moment. And Alica got attached to my sister at the same moment.
No one was aloud to hold her when Hafdís was around, and she was only supposed to hold her and no other baby.
After some days we started to see her smile and then got to hear her laughter. She started to play a game where she blinked her eyes and we did it back and then she smiled with her pretty happy face
As the weeks went by she got happier and less insecure. And when we left she was as happy as all the other babies at Happy Life.
Alica has scars on her face and body, and no one really knows what that baby girl has been through before she was rescued. But seeing how much it did for her to be in a good home and feel the love and trust is just so amazing! And to see the love and friendship Hafdís and Alica developed in just one month is such a blessing for both of them.
 Anna Thora

Whit has a new family

He was exactly one month old, when Whit was admitted at HLCH on 13th June 2012.  Whit has a new forever mum and dad.  He is a very selfless, peace loving boy ever; he makes sure all the children in the play room has a toy before he gets his.  We will all miss Whit a lot but we are happy for him, we wish him all the blessings in his new life. 

Rosemary

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Exodus 3 to the third new home at Juja farm centre (The Nissi Family)

The third house at HL Juja Center is already complete and this day marks a new beginning to 14 children who are moving from the HL Nairobi (Roysambu) center to the Juja center.  This is a day they have all been waiting for; mainly because they are joining school and will be wearing school uniform..... ha ha.  They daily talked about it and they couldn't wait.  It was a great motivation for good behavior in the last few months since everyone had to behave really well to be in the group of going to school at Juja. 

After a busy week of preparation, buying the necessary stuff, making the final touches.... finally there is a sigh of relief.  Some mixed feelings as well... the staff at the Nairobi center will really miss this noisy fellas; however on the other hand, one has to release their children at some time no matter how much you love them; it is for their good.  They need to be in school.
  
Cant hide the joy - its bye bye

Some volunteers from Iceland get a picture with the group
Time to board the vehicle



At Juja with our new mum Pauline!! - Yay!!!
How will it be without the like of Ezekiel (baba yao!!), Nadia, Richie...... and all of them?!!!!! This means we have room to rescue more and more children and bring hope to more abandoned children!!! God bless Happy Life!!

Rosemary

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Boniface re-united with his family

Boniface now

Boniface on admission

For several months, he was part of the HL family but now he has been re-united with his family.  Everyone will remember him for his outgoing personality.  He has gone back to his family a better, joyous boy not the bitter, angry boy he was before..... we wish Boni all the blessings.