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Steve’s brother, Jon, and his family live in Kenya, where they run Kings Kids Village – an orphanage for children who have lost their families to AIDS. Please pray for them as they are in the middle of rampant violence and unrest and are responsible for many children and workers. Here is the latest update from Jon Stern – it’s long, but important in understanding the scope of the situation. Our God is GREAT and His power will prevail…but I believe that prayer is going to be the key that turns the lock. Here’s the letter from Jon:

Hello everyone, and sorry we haven’t written an update
lately…….we’ve heard from some of you that you are hearing the news
and following that way – you are probably getting as much as we are –
EXCEPT for what’s on the ground here at KKV……so that’s why we are
writing an update today. The unrest is getting worse and worse, and
there is talk that now things will be really bad for the rest of the
week……and it has slowly encroached on to Nairobi and anarchy
ensues. The country is shaken to it’s very foundations.

Here at KKV, like I said before, we have been in a haven of peace. But
today, the unrest comes close. Many of our workers who live in this
area are fleeing their homes with only what they can carry – threats are
coming that whole housing areas will be burned. We have taken in all
of our employees and their families from these areas……, we
went and bought mattresses for the floor and a good stock of food to
cover the extra mouths…..hopefully, enough for a whole week…..and we
are yet to see if more will still come – as many went home early to get
their children out of the schools and to see if their area is

The saddest thing is the tension that is here – right here
among us……pointing of fingers and accusations and side taking. WE
told them ALL that if they are to come here to stay, they must leave all
that outside…..we are Switzerland – TOTALLY NEUTRAL, both tribally and

Otherwise, i don’t know how to tell you to pray – just pray in the
Spirit and let Him guide you…..but please DO pray – we need God’s
protection and KNOW we will have it AND we believe that God has the
only answers……no one else seems to get to the real bottom of the issues.

Thanks and blessings,
Jon and Molly Stern

January 29, 2008 - 11:53 pm

Tess Abigail - It’s so sad that something that big can come from something like loosing an election 🙂 What is wrong with our world???

January 30, 2008 - 2:26 am

Bo - Hey Tess…you’re totally right and what’s wrong with our world is: they really need Jesus. I love you for caring so much – you’re going to make a difference . – Mom

January 30, 2008 - 3:04 am

Tess Abigail - yeah I don’t think I’ve told you this but I love the title of your blog. Oh and thanks 🙂

January 30, 2008 - 8:02 pm

Caleb and Ashley Brown - Hey Bo- we will pray. We have been hearing and seeing the pictures on the news and such… I remember being there and it is just such a weird feeling to know that you were at the same place where all this is happening now. We miss you guys! Hopefully we will see you soon,
Love Caleb and Ashley

February 1, 2008 - 7:32 pm

Helen - Thanks for sharing this letter…I will be praying about something that I can’t even envision that they are witnessing…hard to wrap my mind around but I know that God is able and will step in…

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