A DEBATE at Maono Light "Children should be allowed to make their own decisions. Agree or disagree?" That is the question. Kids at Maono Light recently took part in a community debate — not for school credit, but for fun. They set a small table for speakers and judges, and even had a sergeant at..Read more
Helping Filgona: a cycle of generosity.
A CYCLE OF GENEROSITY HELPING FILGONA Filgona's family was wearing thin. A defining element of Kenyan culture is communal reliance — even in old age, younger family members often take care of their elders rather than sending them to live somewhere else. But Filgona lacks this luxury. All her children have passed away except one,..Read more
ATTUNED TO THE MUSIC
ATTUNED TO THE MUSIC No one needs to convince Paulyne, Fernmonica or Lewinsky of the power of music. These girls are just a few who make their surroundings a little more beautiful with their art – art that takes the barriers out of language and, just maybe, some of the hurt out of life. “I..Read more
MAONO LIGHT BAPTISMS – GEORGE & CHRISTINE
FAMILY STORIES A FROM-THE-FIELD EXCLUSIVE FOR MAONO LIGHT COMMUNITY SPONSORS BAPTISM AT MAONO LIGHT Baptism is a major milestone in the life of a believer -- and last month, 27 children at Maono Light got to enter into it themselves! Faith is a natural part of life in the community. Families hold church services in..Read more
KEVIN CARES FOR THE LIFE AROUND HIM
FIELD NOTES STORIES OF INSPIRATION AND EMPOWERMENT KEVIN CARES FOR THE LIFE AROUND HIM Kevin Ouma has life in his hands. The 15-year-old loves to spend his days tending to animals and flowers – a fitting passion for the aspiring agriculturalist. Kevin in part of George and Christine’s family at Maono Light, where he came..Read more
A FATHER’S HANDS OF LOVE
A FATHER'S HANDS OF LOVE A FATHER'S HANDS OF LOVE The boys unwind metal fencing material and stand up, beginning to unroll it across the wooden posts holding their new fence up. George Odede helps and watches, seeing the children’s eagerness to learn construction skills from him. “They all want to do it at..Read more
TRANSFORMATION AT MAONO LIGHT
The seeds planted years ago are starting to bear fruit. And that life at Maono Light has truly transitioned from fledgling to flourishing.