While we eagerly wait for the day that Kimbilio is physical home and refuge for abandoned children, Ann is an example that Kimbilio already exists within Choose to Invest! We met Ann's mom, Irene, in 2011 and developed a great relationship with her. Last year Irene would barely look in your eyes as she softly spoke but she came a long way during our time together and we could tell that she was beginning to allow us and God to love her a little more.
When we arrived in Kenya this past spring, we called Irene to make arrangements for her to work with us at the Invest House. We were surprised to hear that she was due to have a baby (Ann) in June! God has opened the doors for us to provide a refuge and home to a single mother who was visibly overwhelmed with her new life circumstances. While Irene works in the mornings and late afternoons, our team takes turns holding and loving on baby Ann. It's been incredible to see how far she has come in just a few short months, and even more encouraging to watch Irene blossom as a young mother.
Ann isn't abandoned but she is a beautiful example of a new generation in Kenya that will grow up knowing that she is loved and adored by the people around her, but more importantly, by her Father and Creator. Irene is embracing her role as a loving mother and she is so excited to one day be an active part of Kimbilio and Rejoice Project so that other children can experience God's love through her!
Baby Ann Video