Caro is the prefect for Class 5 at the Fountains of Hope primary school. This twelve-year-old entertains no nonsense and her peers call her ‘the governor’. Caro is the youngest of four siblings who lost their parents when Caro was very young. They came to live in Kibera with an aunt who already had three children of her own. Her own children suffer with a skin condition that requires frequent treatment and she herself is diabetic. Caro’s aunt is a hero, caring as best she can for seven children in their tiny home in Kibera.
Turning Point supports not just Caro, but her older sister and her three cousins too. This family has faced so many struggles and it is a privilege to come alongside this heroic aunt and mother and help her provide opportunities for a better future to her children.
Psalm 46 says, ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.’
There must have been many times when Caro’s aunt felt surrounded by struggles and drowning in difficulties. Our prayer is that, as we stand with her providing practical help, we would also point her to God who is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Can you remember a time when God was a refuge for you in a difficult time? Pray with us for Caro, her aunt and their whole family, that they would know God’s faithfulness, provision and protection and that they would trust Him more and more as they make Him a firm foundation for their lives.