In Maai Mahiu as it is in Heaven
The town of Maai Mahiu in Kenya consists of 5000 people and 600 prostitutes. That’s about 1 prostitute for every 8 people. Maai Mahiu is located on the “HIV highway” also known as “The AIDS belt” in Africa. The prostitutes, or CSWs (Commercial Sex Workers), are mostly made up of teens and young women.
These young women’s view of Christianity is a sad thing. They say some Christians judge them as being more sinful than the clients for whom they’re working, other church-goers are the clients for whom they’re working. Neither of these paint a desirable picture of Christianity to these girls.
We have helped create a Safe House, Lulu Place, to accommodate 8-12 young and vulnerable girls with the potential to fall into the trade of prostitution. Some of them have been orphaned; some of their mothers are currently working as prostitutes. Lulu Place will provide the girls with an education and teach them life skills to make a living working in a field other than prostitution.
Lulu Place carries out our mission in a number of vital ways. The girls who will be residing here will be equipped with education, safety, and an opportunity to live out a future void of prostitution. Lulu Place will be engaging the community and connecting it to the church.
We’re so excited about Lulu Place. Please be praying for a continued fruitful partnership between us and RVF, and for the future of these girls and Maai Mahiu.
*Photo Cred. Jesse McKee through The Village Church
Lulu Place Monthly Operational Needs
It will be some time before Rift Valley Fellowship is able to sustain the home on their own and there is still much to be done. We need your help and hope that you would prayerfully consider contributing to the monthly operating needs at Lulu Place. Should you feel led to join us in supporting Lulu Place, you may use the Donate Now link to assign your contribution or the button below. Your prayers for the safety and healing of the girls would be most appreciated.