Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Juja Graduation

This is Michael and Laura.  We have been volunteers at Happy Life for about 3 weeks so far.  This past week we were invited to Juja.  The youngest at Happy Life’s school in Juja recently graduated into grade one.  They had a big ceremony for the 13 children, including performances by their older classmates, speeches by the U.S. and Kenya directors, gifts and certificates for each of them, and a big lunch with cake and soda (they were really excited about the soda!).  It was so much fun to see all the children so proud and excited about their schooling.  We were honored to be asked to attend and photograph the event.  Enjoy some of our favorites from this awesome day!
























Monday, November 17, 2014

Michael & Laura - Volunteers

We are Michael and Laura.  We have been volunteering at Happy Life for about 3 weeks now.  Michael grew up in Kenya and spent 14 years calling Nairobi home.  After we were married we decided we wanted to spend some time together in Kenya, the country Michael loves so much. We search for places to volunteer and found Happy Life Children's Home.  We moved in on our 2 year wedding anniversary and have been spending our days with the beautiful children here at Happy Life.  We have so enjoyed getting to know all of the children, seeing our first rescued baby (Anthony) and today, seeing our first adoption (Violet), meeting Peter and Faith, being here while Jim and Sharron came to visit from the states, and meeting some other amazing volunteers.  Our favorite moments have been celebrating the older student's end of school term with a movie and pizza night, playing with bubbles with the younger kids and watching them joyfully chase them all over the property, and visiting the amazing facilities at Juja.  Laura is a teacher in the U.S. and it has been such a blessing seeing the students' love of learning.  We are so excited to stay here longer and see what amazing things God does while we are here.




Friday, November 7, 2014

Baby Anthony

One week old Anthony is the new member of the HL family.  Calm and  resting in his cot, he feels secure and warmth of caring hands.  Love you Anthony!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CHILDREN BIBLE CLUB

Greetings from Kenya.

This far we are thankful to God for giving us sufficient grace in ministry. Particularly in children ministry that we have done for the last 13 years. What a joy that no words can explain to see hundreds of children rescued and transformed through the power of the cross.
Every year we hold a CHILDREN BIBLE CLUB in November and has always been very successful.

This year again we have one and we plan to host more than 300 children for 4 days. Our request for your is that you help Sponser this life changing event. It costs $10 pa child and thus adding up to $3000 for the whole event. Any amount of sponsorship will be a great blessing to these young lives who majority come from very poor families or have no family at all. 
Please let us know how many you can help Sponser and if you need details of how you can send the funds.
Thank you and may The Lord bless you as you partner with us in this noble task. 

Together we are making a difference.

Rev Peter Ndungu.
Director Happy Life Children's Home.
(Hope for abandoned babies)
Nairobi- Kenya.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thanks giving report

We are appreciating God for healing baby Will after being in isolation, and very sick for two weeks.  Now he can use a feeding bottle and he did not have the strength to suck.  Thank God for his recovery. 


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