February 11th, I had the change to visit Teen Challenge Kenya for their graduation! My friend Paul came along and it was such a great experience. There were 12 graduates (6 who were just completing the program and 6 who have been living on their own for the past 6 months). Many of the graduates did not have many family members around, but had the support of many church members. One graduate was accompanied by his mum who was so proud of her son and so thankful to God for the work he did. When he spoke and was presented with his cerificate, his mum began praising and singing and dancing! The excitement and joy was abounding! Her son had been given a new chance and a new life! Bonnie began bible school once he completed, but did not have all the funds to continue, so as part of the ceremony, a pastor announced he was going to sponser him so he could finish and begin in the ministry.
It was a great time to be able to greet the others and to meet John Martin and his wife who are the directors of TC Kenya.