Egbe Kids

Posted: May 24, 2014 by Patrice Miles in Egbe, Egbe Nigeria, People of Egbe

DSC_0332“Egbe Kids, My name is Ava. I live in Washington. My favorite sport to do is gymnastics. I just turned 10 my birthday is April 30th. I love doing math. We can email eachother. These stuffed animals are very special to me so take good care of them.”

This sweet note and a box of Ava’s favorite stuffed animals came on the last container to Egbe. She had asked that the Egbe Kids be given these stuffed animals that were her favorite. Cason and Jolie had a blast handing these gifts to kids at the hospital, kids in the town, their friends and kids of workers we knew. The smiles on the children’s faces was precious, and the joy these animals brought was felt.

kids 3It warms my heart to know that a little girl all the way in Washington was willing to give up so much for children she knows have so little. How can we  all be like Ava and give up just a few of our favorite things to help people who have so little? I cannot imagine if every person that is reading this blog gave up one if their favorite things this week and gave that item, or money that would have been spent on it, away to someone less fortunate. What Joy that would bring to so many.

Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

As you drink your Starbucks this week, dine at your favorite restaurant, turn on the light switch, take a warm shower, get your nails done, have your hair done, wash your car, eat a Krispie Kreme doughnut (my own affliction:),  think of your one favorite thing and give it to someone else. If you are considering giving money away in place of your favorite item….here are a a few options to click on of people I know personally that you could bring Joy to this week.


Give A Goat Foundation

Send the Riddles to Nigeria

Louisville Refugee Kids Kentucky Kingdom Passes (email Jennifer Emerson at

Egbe Hospital Project

Miles In Missions


  1. Monica says:

    Hello! Ava Motroni is my neice, cousins to my two girls Hannah and Maddy. My girls would like to donate their Stuffies to these children. How do we do that? Pls advise this is so great.

    • Hello….this is so awesome that she wants to do this. You can just ship them to the address below and they will go out on the next container. Thanks and we look forward to handing them out.
      Banyan Air Service – Miles Egbe 
      5360 Nw 20th Terrace, 
      Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33309 
      Phone 954.491-3170

      • Monica says:

        Thanks. We’ll also send a bunch of those travel toiletries heard u can use those also. Best, Monica Mesmer

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