At the beginning of the new year, we had a surprising visit from Kelvin,
one of the children that we supported since he started in preschool class. Now he had completed Form 4 (11th grade).
He radiated joy and told us that he had become No. 3 out of the 212 students in his grade level. In physics, he took first place. So the boy is very talented and we are so proud of him. His dream is to become a doctor. First he has to study for another two years to get his high school diploma, and then he can start a medical study.
Kelvin really expressed his gratitude. He thanked us for helping children from poor families get an education. He himself is from a very poor family. I, Tabitha, clearly remember the day I met his mother for the first time. She came here one Saturday morning with a young girl who helped her with the twins who could not yet walk. Kelvin was 3-4 years old at the time. The father left them when she gave birth to the twins and never returned to see the children.
I remember how the twins cried and cried while we talked. They were so hungry. Fortunately, my yard was filled with bananas so the babies ate their fill which calmed them down and they quickly fell asleep. Kelvin’s mother needed help with food and rent. She cautiously asked if I was able to send Kelvin to preschool class. We immediately decided to support the family.
Over the years, the family truly experienced the blessings of the Lord, and Kelvin wanted to tell us about it.
A few years later, his mother was blessed with a job as a maid with our German friends, Friedhelm and Rosy, and still works for them. Our German friends have given this mother a lovely little house, so now she no longer has to worry about paying rent.
Kelvin always cared for his mother and during our conversation he said: “If I become a doctor and get a job, then I can take care of my mother when she gets older.” This was so sweet to hear.
Love from Tabitha