Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jamil and his gloves.

In Kenya post-election violence in 2008 coupled with the effects of the global financial crises has takenBoysKenya their effect on Kenya’s economy. Almost a quarter of the population live on less than a £1 a day and there are 1.2 million people living with HIV. 

Jamil is 6 years old and lives in the Ark children’s home as he is an orphan. Although he is well cared for and is basically healthy he does not get many presents or things which he can keep for himself. He had learned in Sunday school that if you pray for something hard enough God will provide it. What he wanted most in all the world was a pair of gloves for the cold weather. He prayed everyday for months and could not understand why they were not at the end of his bed when he woke in a morning or why they did not appear in church when he went to Sunday school. But he did not stop praying for them.

Then the shoeboxes came. As Jamil opened his box he found maroon stripped scarf and a pairs of maroon gloves. He told everyone that this was his best day in his life. Since then Jamil has been proudly wearing his scarf as he goes to church and to school too. Jamil still loves going to church and is very active in his church Sunday school – telling the other children how if they pray for something God will give it to them – but not in the way that you might expect.
Source OCC UK.
Now is a great time to buy gloves, toques and mittens all on sale!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder. I got a lot of gloves a week ago at Kmart and want to stop and see if they are cheaper and stock up on more. We never know what will touch their hearts and lives.