Kenya Children - Not Far From Home

Scott Denny

Green Bay, United States

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It has been sixteen months since my visit to Kenya, Africa. There are so many times I think of the trip, what I saw, and what I learned. Of course I remember the children. So precious. So innocent.

The truth is, you do not have to travel half way around the world to run into people that are hurting, poor, and need help. I work with needy families on a daily/weekly basis. The Native people I work with are seeking a place to live. Granted they have much more than the people in Africa but in this world (the USA) they are the homeless and working poor.

In todays day and age you dont have to look poor to be poor. Single parents and couples alike are working everyday and having trouble feeding their children and paying rent.

Think of that each time you pass a Wal Mart greeter, a grocery store cashier, the cook making your dinner at the restaurant you frequent. It is likely they are making around $7.50 an hour (here in Wisconsin). If working full time they are netting a little over $1000 a month.

A two bedroom apartment will run them about $450 to $500 monthly, leaving about $125 a week to afford a car, put gas in the car, feed their children, buy clothes, and live life. They are paid to serve you yet they are the working poor.

Take a moment out of your day. Consider the homeless, working poor, and their children. Self inventory yourself – Read Matthew 25: 35-40

One bad situation and will you be standing aside them? It is happening all over America. Be wise, know that it can happen to you…it happened to many of them.


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