While we were in a very small, very remote village called Kikumini, we came across a man they called “Matata”. Matata means “trouble” in Swahili. His mother gave him this name because his legs were crippled from birth. He had a very heavy and slow bike that limited his mobility. We shared Matata’s story on Facebook and a friend in the US gave the funds to purchase a new lighter weight hand cranked tricycle.
When we presented the bike to Mata I remembered a man in a wheelchair we had met in March 2012 while distributing food and clothing in a drought stricken region. We didn’t get the man’s name.
When I mentioned this man in a class I was teaching one of the pastors there said “I know that man.” Wow! I love the way God puts things together. The pastor took us to Munyao Mweu and we got re-acquainted. I was very flattered that Munyao remembered me. He got very excited when I asked him if he would like to have a tricycle that would significantly increase his mobility from the homemade contraption that he had been using.
Two months later, thanks to the help of a donor in America, we were able to deliver the new bike. I can still remember Munyao’s words that even now bring tears to my eyes: “This gift will change my life!”
Thank you Jesus that He puts things together for us to be able to deliver the Matthew, Chapter 25 gospel (verses 31-46) to this remote region in Africa that is almost always overlooked.
We would love to do the same for Matolo Mbithi, Mutua Muine, and Kenedy Muli shown below. Your gift of $300 will change the live of one of these men.
Thanks for helping us minister to the needs we see in Kenya.
In His service,
Don and Becky