Chaplaincy charity visit at Bethsaida Children’s Home
By Kelvin Ndini
As is our tradition, every semester the chaplaincy organizes for social and spiritual events. As a way to give back to the community, the chaplaincy visited Bethsaida Children’s Home in Githurai 44 on Saturday 27th July 2019. Bethsaida Children’s home is a home which was founded to host little children who were total orphans. It currently hosts 16 children of the age 3 years to 8 years. The home only relies on well-wishers since it has no donors.
On material day, we departed at 9 am. This was due to late arrivals. The journey took us about 45 minutes where we arrived at Bethsaida Children’s home and we were met with a warm welcome, we started the chores which included cleaning the home, washing clothes, and cooking. With the help of the home’s matron and the owner’s family, we were able to organize ourselves. By 3pm were done with the chores and we started mingling with the children as we waited for the food to be ready.
At 4pm, we served the food and we ate as a family as we shared our good moment and at 4.30 pm we cleaned the utensils and the compound.
At 5pm we had a gathering with the owners of the children’s home where we narrated the history of the place, the challenges the usually face, including luck of enough funds, and the answered some of the questions which we had. They also thanked us for our visit and contribution. Sebastian Gisemba, the committee chair also thanked them for their warm welcome and closed the gathering. We left the home at 5.30pm after thanksgiving prayers for the success we had that day. We thank our chaplain Rev Fr Dr Ndikaru Wa Teresia, for continuous support on our activities and spiritual nourishment