"I love being at Emmanne children’s home because I found a family that is of my age who are good and great to be with. I enjoy playing games and having time to bond together. We are always there for each other in school and at home. I love the fact that I am well taken care of here in this beautiful home, I have warm clothes, a bag to go to school and toys to play with when I need to. My favorite thing to do is studying books, playing football, running during athletics. I also help in the home to do house chores such as cleaning utensils, cleaning the house, tidying my room, fetching water and a lot more. I also love reading the bible because I know that God’s word is good and true. I love my guardians because they teach us how to live as brothers and sisters, how to love one another, how to be disciplined, and how to pray. My prayer request is that God may give me strength and knowledge. I also pray for the ability to study well and perform very well in school."
"I love living in Emmanne Children’s home. My guardians are called Mr. Makome and Miss Milkah; they are the best I could ever ask for. I love reading while at home, playing with the rest and helping in the household chores, like feeding the cattle, fetching water and firewood. I go to Theri primary school. I love reading, writing, playing with the kids. I love encouraging my brothers and sisters because I believe that God is going to bless us more. What I love about Christianity is that there is hope once I trust in God and that the favor of God is upon me. I love my guardians for taking care of me and am glad they teach us to be of good character. They have also taught us how to be responsible, (doing house chores and washing clothes). My prayer request is that I may do well in my studies and earn a great future. I send greetings to all who pray for us and may God bless you all."
"I enjoy being in Emmanne children’s home because here I have brothers and sisters who I can play with and also do so many more things together. I love the fact that the home is a great place to be with every kid being treated the same way and we all live as a family. My favorite thing is studying a lot both in school and at home. During my free time I love playing games with my friends. I love going to church because I enjoy being in Sunday school, to hear stories about Jesus and also to learn new songs. I love my guardians because they take good care of us at all times. They ensure that we are well fed, they also teach us how to be responsible, to be obedient and respectful to others and more so to love each other in the children’s home. I am disciplined because of what I have learned from the guardians and also school. I love Christian Religious Education and social studies as the best subjects. My prayer request is to excel in my studies and become the best, to have the knowledge and wisdom of God."
"I am 11 years old. My favorite thing about living in Emmanne’s children’s home is the fact that I stay in a warm house rather than outside with no shelter. I appreciate the fact that I have clothes to wear, I go to school and I eat well. I also have the privilege of fellowship and sharing God’s word. I also enjoy the fact that I play with my brothers and sisters in the home, we read the bible together and also sing and dance together. I enjoy learning in school and my favorite subject is Christian Religious Education, Kiswahili and Mathematics. I love playing with my friends in school and my best friend is called Tecla Murugi. I would love to be a doctor when I grow up. I enjoy reading story books, welcoming visitors, playing games such as hide and seek and ball games.
My prayer request is to have wisdom and acquire knowledge. I pray that God may be with my loved ones always and that they may never lack anything in life."
"I enjoy living in Emmanne Children’s home because we are a big family who live happy and are blessed by God. I love Milkah and Makome my guardians. I love playing with balloons and also taking photos with my fellow siblings in the home. I go to Theri Primary School. I enjoy being in school so much because every day I get to learn new things and also grow in so many ways. While not in school, I like playing football, relaxing and helping Milkah do the house chores. I love going to church and my best part of it is during praise and worship and listening to the preacher. My Sunday school teacher is called Pauline. I love being a child of God because God takes care of us at all times while in the home. Our guardians love us so much; they cook for us and take good care of us. Our guardians have taught us how to live in unity being each other’s keeper. We have learned to be in our best behavior at all times and we help each other in whatever we do. My prayer request is that you remember us in the home, and also that I may excel well in my studies and reach university."
"I love playing soccer, I play position 10. I love listening to radio, a station called Kameme and Coro FM. I love spending time with visitors when they come because they make us feel loved and not forgotten. Joe and Evans come and we love them so much. I love singing a lot as well. I love my school headmaster Mr. Maina because he ensures that we study well and do well in school at all times. I love reading, playing hide and seek, marbles and also other bonding games. I aspire to study Aeronautical engineering when I reach my university level. I am passionate about prayer because I know that God saved me. I have been given a burden of being an intercessor to pray for those who are sick in the hospitals and even in homes. To pray for other kids like me that God may also remember them and bless them wherever they are. I love my guardians because they take care of us both emotionally and physically. We always pray together in whatever it is we go through and in all we do."
"I love washing utensils, washing the rooms, reading the bible, playing with the rest and preaching to them. My school is called Theri Primary School. I love reading, playing with my friends and spending time with the teachers. I love Kiswahili, Christian Religious Education and English. When not in school I love reading, playing with the other kids at Emmanne e .g hide and seek. I go to church, I love singing a lot while there and listening to the word of God taught by my Sunday school teacher. I love it when we host visitors, Joe our friend comes with so many visitors to see us and they make us so happy, they play with us so much and ensure we feel like we belong. The relationship between me and my guardian is good because they provide all that I need. They also correct me when I am wrong. My guardian Milka takes me to hospital when I am unwell and ensures I get better at whatever cost. She also teaches me some duties like washing clothes. My prayer request is wisdom, good health and excellence in school. I send my greetings to all friends and well-wishers out there."
At 8 years old, Kevin is the youngest child at the Emmanne Children's Home. He is easily loved by all who know him.
"My favorite thing about living in Emmanne Children’s home is the fact that I feel I have brothers and sisters who take good care of me. I am protected by them and I really look up to them when I need something. I love playing football, running, and also playing kalongo (Family set up games). I go to Theri Primary school, I love reading and singing in school. When I am not in school I like playing football with the children at home. I love being taught about God and singing. My prayer is that we would have good health and knowledge."