“As Christians we know that nothing can separate us from the love of God but we have to keep others who feel helpless or hopeless encouraged.”
Beatrice lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. Since meeting Jo and Frank in the summer of 2019, Beatrice has been using Dignity resources in her work within the prisons and on the streets of Nairobi. This work is challenging. However, with the arrival of COVID-19 in Kenya, Beatrice’s work has become more difficult. Like elsewhere in the world, fear of the virus has flourished in communities and villages causing anxiety for many.
The prison ministry that Beatrice was running has had to stop suddenly without notice. She is no longer able to access the prisons she has been working in. Despite this, Beatrice is not disheartened! The prison wardens are continuing the groups in the prisons, using the materials they have been given. When prisoners who have been a part of a Life Group are released, Beatrice hopes that they will take the lessons they have learnt and return to their communities bringing with them hope and love.
“It is so good that God in his wisdom prepares his people with what they need in every season.”
Beatrice has also been running a Life Group with women in her church and trying to start a group among families who live of the streets of Nairobi. The street families face unique challenges as during the day they are normally our begging and the places where they stay at night are known to be unsafe.
There are clear needs for these people and these will be made even harder as COVID-19 threatens our communities.
Please pray for Beatrice and those she works with. She needs God-given wisdom to care well for those around her whilst also staying safe herself.
Beatrice is hopeful for the future and believes that God has been and is at work. Beatrice’s faith and commitment to reach the helpless and hopeless is an inspiration.