At all hours of the day or night, young boys will exchange their lunch money for time in front of a computer. Captivated by the online games, they are not unlike addicts — unable and unwilling to cut the ties to the only escape they have from their challenging lives in the slums. But the game parlors hide a sinister and dangerous secret. These always-open, unsupervised establishments full of impoverished children make prime target areas for recruiters looking to pull boys and young men into the sex trade.Continue Reading ›
As the Compassion Bloggers journeyed to local church communities across Kenya, one thing became clear to them: We’re not alone, we belong to each other.Continue Reading ›
This slum is what nightmares are made of. Filled with what gifts are made of.
Mathare is a cruel place. A slum plagued by intense poverty and violence outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to more than 700,000 residents.
Once there was a place called Mathare. It was a hard place; a difficult place. But, there was also a place called the Kingdom of God.
Eugene, one of our staff members in Kenya shares the three main reasons why slums develop in Kenya.
Bouncing over piles of trash and splashing through rivers of raw sewage, Katy held James’ hand in the front seat of the car, telling herself it was to cheer him. Later she would realize that she needed his hand to steel her and keep her brave.
It is OK to feel forsaken. If David, Job, and Jesus did, it’s not a sin.