Rescuing & Restoring Families
from the Sex Trade in Nairobi, Kenya's Slums

On Eagles’ Wings News – August 2017

 

August was the first time most of our children had ever been on a boat. Thank God no one fell in and we had a blast.

 

 

 

Up & Down a treacherous mountain to the village…We picked up Jane, in the white dress above, from her aunt’s village, so she could attend our Vacation Camp. In January, her mother abandoned Jane and her three small brothers with relatives. We were able to rescue them and send them to school. During vacations, they stay with their aunt. The youngest of the family, Alex, is standing in front of Jane.

 

 

 

Francis and a neighbor wait at the kitchen in the village we visited. Francis also is number 1 in his kindergarten.

 

 

 

Receiving Jesus – After Mercy, in the purple dress, taught our children about salvation, 12 of them said they wanted Jesus to come into their hearts!

 

 

 

Prayers of Salvation – Brian, a British friend, and Pauline, pray for Braeburn and George

 

 

 

August Vacation Camp – During camp, we learned that computers can be fun. We also studied self-defense, geography, jewelry and card making.

 

 

 

Freedom Fighter Hideout – We toured a cave that was a hideout for the Mau Mau freedom fighters during the Kenyan war for independence from Britain. Kenya became a nation in 1963.

 

 

 

The last night of the camp, 20 kids slept at the Safe House with Maggie, and we took a trip to Paradise Lost the following day. Please enjoy the next few photos of our excursion.

 

 

 

Kids learned how to pump themselves to move the swings.

 

 

 

It was a long day.

On Eagles’ Wings News – July 2017

Lions and Tigers and bears! Three of our little boys were lost in their imaginations.

 

 

Gabriel, 4, decided to come to our Saturday Bible, Food & Fun as a tiger. About 20 of our 30 children are now enjoying our Saturdays at our Safe House.

 

 

A Rare Treat: A British friend baked us luscious spaghetti and cupcakes with icing.

 

 

Rhoda, left, and Mercy passed away part of a Saturday drawing. Mercy has spina bifida, so we pay for a taxi to bring her to our events.

 

 

A Kenyan friend donated two huge bundles of her daughter’s clothes to our teens. They had a ball “shopping” and modeling.

 

 

Catherine, left, and Truphena practice hairdressing on their mannequin. We are paying for both ladies to learn Beauty at a salon.

 

 

One of our moms, Catherine, serves a customer at the salon where she is learning hands-on beauty care.

 

 

Brenda, 3, is carrying her imaginary baby on her back like a good African momma. She and her two sisters stayed at our Safe House for a month while their mom was in the hospital.

On Eagles’ Wings News – June 2017

 

Our boys rough’n it with a homemade football.

 

 

Doctors don’t understand how Ndasi is able to walk and talk…It’s Jesus!
Ndasi, in the red sweater, almost died from meningitis in June but we were able to get her into a hospital. Doctors expected her to be paralyzed or mentally incapacitated. On July 7, she returned to school healthy! She is pictured here with her little sisters and her mom, Pamela.

 

 

Our boy Clinton lights up the room. Clinton, 5, was ecstatic when we visited him at his special school for autism. We’ve been helping him, his mom and three sisters since March of 2016.

 

 

Our First Harvest: Thanks to Hope Seeds we have our first small harvest of cabbage, parsley and moringa. Eventually we hope to make income for On Eagles’ Wings with agriculture.

 

 

“The way you found me is not the way I am now. The things I did, I don’t do, and we don’t go hungry,” Margaret.
“The way you found me is not the way I am now. The things I did, I don’t do, and we don’t go hungry,” Margaret.
We recently helped Margaret start a new business selling kitchen plastics and vegetables. In pink, she waits on a customer outside of her house. She seems to have the drive that it takes to succeed.

 

 

“Help from On Eagles’ Wings enables us to pay rent and to eat twice a day, instead of only once. God bless all of you,” Fabian.
Fabian, left, assists two customers interested in buying used blouses. When his wife, Felista, finishes tailoring school, they hope to open a clothing shop in a building.

 

 

In Florida: In June, Maggie spread the word about On Eagles’ Wings in Florida. In this photo, she stands between Pastor and Mrs. Holley, of Pathways Christian Fellowship, after speaking at their church in Bradenton.

 

 

First Card Game Ever – Staff played their first card game after Maggie taught them “War” following our staff meeting. Chiding and competition are definitely universal human traits.

On Eagles’ Wings – May 2017

Kids will be kids! At our Saturday fun time, Fabian “Junior” is just a little boy outside of the slum

 

 

 

Our Girl is on the Mend! Ndasi, right, almost died from meningitis in May. After a week of our tears and prayers, we finally got her mother to take her to the hospital. Ten days later, she was released and is progressing – much to the joy of her little sister Michelle and to On Eagles’ Wings!

 

 

 

Please pray for creative ways for us to bring Muslims into salvation and into our ministry. Since we are Christian, Muslim women say they are afraid they might be killed if we pray for them.

 

 

 

Another New Family! Truphena, 24, with her two girls, joined On Eagles’ Wings in May. Truphena had been working e at local bars to support her children. Now we are helping her receive training as a beautician at a salon. Truphena just completed her first week of training and is one hard worker!

 

 

 

Daniel, our Kenyan friend in the cowboy hat, offered to build beds for our Safe House. We bought the supplies and he hired a man to cart them to the house through rush hour traffic. That’s how things are done here.

 

 

 

Previously, the kids slept on a mattress on the floor when they stayed at the Safe House. Now we have six beds, but they all want to sleep together!

 

 

 

We visited Emily, left, and Tracy on Parents’ Day in May. They are high school seniors and are preparing for their national exams at the end of the year. Emily wants to be a chef and Tracy hopes to study accounting.

 

 

 

We started Mutuku in his recycling business last year. Here he is carrying a small load to sell.

 

 

 

Our Swedish friends, Jesper, with the crowbar, and Gustaf, built a box for us to plant seedlings. The seeds were donated by Hope Seeds, a ministry in Bradenton, Florida. We’re growing parsley, cabbage and Maringa.

 

 

 

Come to see the amazing wildlife.

On Eagles’ Wings News – April 2017

 

The King of the Jungle sat and yawned for us for five minutes during our Vacation Camp excursion to Nairobi National Park.  Silence in the van was resounding in awe of his majesty.

 

 

Kids learn to scare away a potential attacker during self-defense class.

 

 

Right, Sandra, a Swedish student who is helping us, teaches Brenda how to make a bracelet during vacation camp.

 

 

Steve, 20, who we are helping run a small business and finish high school, opened his first bank account with substantial savings from his business. He and his sister, Emily, had to drop out of school when their parents abandoned them in the slum a few years ago. At that time, Emily, 15, began selling herself. We also have been sending Emily to high school since last year.

 

 

In April, we selected five new families to help, in addition to our existing families. They are shown below.

 

This photo shows Risper, 25, with her three girls. After her husband died in a construction accident recently, Risper had to sell herself to feed the children. The girls had to stop school and were in danger of being molested. We will send the girls to school and have already found a job for Risper!

 

 

 

Margret, 42, turned to a desperate means to feed her five children, after her husband abandoned the family a year ago. Her oldest, Carolyne, 17 (not in photo), and Mercy, 14, are highly vulnerable to sexual assault in the slum. Mercy is suffering from spina bifida and lacks strength to fight off attacks. We will help Margret start a business and send the two oldest girls to school. Margret will provide for the boys.

 

 

Before we met Scola, she was selling herself out of local bars, which is one of the few options for young, unmarried women in Kenya. A few years ago, she had quit selling herself to work as a live-in maid, only to be raped by the husband. So she returned to the bars. We will help her start a small business and send her son to school.

 

 

 

Catherine’s father died when she was in primary school, and, when her mom remarried, the new husband molested her and her sisters. Unfortunately, Catherine’s mom refused to believe them and cast them out of the house. To survive as a young teen, Catherine began finding men in clubs, who paid for her company. Now with three boys from those encounters, she has been longing to leave that life. We will pay for her to be trained as a beautician and send her two oldest to school.

 

 

 

Born into a family of four, Carolyne was forced to drop out of school due to a lack of school fees. She began working as a live-in maid but soon came under the influence of a madam, who sold her.  She said, “I have been doing this to bring up my daughter and to pay my bills.” It’s a fact of life for many in Kenya. For Carolyne, we will pay for her to be trained as a beautician and send Shantele to school.

 

 

 

Please enjoy a few more safari photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Momma Maggie with our cubs on Safari.

Your donation will help bring families in Nairobi's slums out of sex trafficking. Some children are as young as six.

We are:

  • Helping parents start small businesses to support their families so they do not sell their children for sex
  • Sending the children to school by paying admission and uniform fees
  • Doing inner healing on the entire family