Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Wife's Answered Prayer

Anna is a vibrant woman of faith whom we met in 2007. She was part of one of our women’s Bible studies and had earned her own Bible, and came to us because of family and health problems. She was found to be HIV + and began medical treatment. At that time she was regularly visiting her husband in jail. Her neighbors couldn’t understand her commitment to him when he treated her so poorly. He was an alcoholic who never provided for his family, got in fights and womanized in the nearest town. She insisted that she loved him and was praying for him. We worked with her church to build her a house in 2008 and later she received a cow through our gift cow program. Her husband, Philip, recognized God’s love for his family, but didn’t change his ways. What a joy to return to Kenya in August and meet a new man! About a year ago Philip turned to the Lord and has found strength in Him to leave his old lifestyle. He has resurrected his carpenter skills and is providing for his family through this means. Praise God for the prayers of this faithful loving wife and for God’s work in their family.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meet Betty

Betty was one of the early members of Linda's Bible study which grew to become the Tabitha ministry. God gave her victory over alcohol and a changed life. Thinking about how to help her become independent, it became apparent she needed a home of her own. As we ventured out into helping her build a mud hut, we learned a lot about "mudding" and the housing for widows component of the Tabitha was launched.Betty has been a real inspiration to the Tabitha ministry. She has become a good family friend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Women with their new Bibles

Ladies joyfully display their new Bibles which they earned by memorizing 17 verses and attending their local Bible study.

Welcome to Tabitha!

Welcome to Tabitha Kenya! We are creating this blog to let people know about God's work in the Tabitha Ministry in western Kenya where thousands of women are learning God's word and reaching out to poor women in their communities. Please put up with our growing pains. This is the first blog we have ever posted.