Local Heroes

When the violence first broke out in Nairobi, a little over 3,000 people fled out of Kibera (a slum about 7 miles from where we live) to the fair grounds next to our tented church. Wanting to help, our pastor sent out text messages to all the members asking them to pray and help in any way they could. A University of Nairobi professor and his wife, who is doing her PhD in biochemistry, went down to the fairgrounds and set up a makeshift kitchen. For the last month, they have been making three meals a day for about 1,000 people, holding a daily service, and generally befriending and counseling people.

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