Francis and Kimberly Kamau
There are thousands of children who live in the hovels and the shacks of Mukuru Kayaba slum in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the place where Francis Kamau lived for 10 years. These children live in hopelessness, spiritual darkness, as well as physical deprivation due to hunger and neglect. Francis remembers the daily struggle to survive in the grinding poverty of the slums of Nairobi and how trapped and downhearted he felt without any hope of ever being able to get away. This all changed when at 17 years old somebody cared enough to introduce him to the Lord Jesus Christ. Though he continued living in the slums for another eight years, he now had a hope that God the Father, who created him, loved him and had a plan and purpose for his life. Francis went on to became a missionary in Russia, Ukraine, and more recently in Zambia where he and his family have been serving for several years.
Francis and Kimberly Kamau now live in Kenya to serve the Lord by promoting the truth of the Word of God to younger generations through:
- Providing opportunities for children to learn about the mighty works of God and His Son Jesus Christ at Hope Anew Children’s Center
- Encouraging hope and trust in God’s purpose for each child’s life through evangelism and discipleship
- Facilitating programs to aid children in discovering their God-given talents and abilities through education, recreation and vocational training.
“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders… So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. Then they will not be like their ancestors—stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful refusing to give their hearts to God.” - Psalm 78:4-8