Rose + Lulu | program coordinator + program participant in Kenya
Rose, the Fadhili program director, shared this morning that she has been doing devotionals with the ladies on tithing. Everyone on the call was surprised to hear Rose had chosen this subject as the women in the group come from impoverished backgrounds.
Hearing Rose reminded us that tithing and giving are a part of who God calls all of us to be—because it does good for others but also because it does good for us. It changes our hearts, positions us to remember all we have comes from the Lord and sharing it is a beautiful responsibility and blessing.
On the call this morning, we asked Lulu, one of the Fadhili women, about her hopes for the future. Lulu shared that one of her biggest hopes has come true. She prayed for an opportunity to help other women in her community. She worked as a volunteer mother mentor and has recently been hired by a large hospital in Nairobi to work as a peer counselor on HIV, educating people on how to prevent mother to child transmission and how to live a productive life with HIV.
Lulu tells people that HIV is not a death sentence. Life goes on. She encourages by telling them she has lived twelve good years since her diagnosis. She laughed as she shared these words, “If someone gives out wrong information… Lulu is coming!” It was thrilling to hear she has found great purpose and joy in helping others.