Kenya Travels

Posted: October 17, 2019 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Nigeria, Nigeria, Orphans, Prayer

“How can we learn more about family based orphan care, empowerment and discipleship?” This is a constant question with my staff at C.A.R.E. Africa in Egbe, Nigeria. Before I moved to Nigeria, trainings through conferences, webinars, podcasts and business groups were a priority for me in order to excel in my real estate business. It was a luxury that I took for granted.

DSC_0270 (2)C.A.R.E. Africa is one of the only family based orphan care nonprofits in all of Nigeria. Everywhere there are orphans, there are orphanages housing them. Majority of them are poorly maintained, managed and overall a very scary site to see. So to find trainings on orphan care much less family based orphan care, is not easy. Even webinars and podcasts I have found outside of the US have been challenging for us in Egbe due to poor internet connections.


We have for years had to rely on publications like From Faith to Action and read books like In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence to get any insight into how to run our family based care ministry.  Recently we connected with Agape Children’s Ministries at a recent CAFO Summit (Christian Alliance for Orphans) in Louisville, Kentucky.

WhatsApp Image 2019-08-24 at 8.10.10 AMEmma and Tofunmi were invited to come to a one week training on Family Reunification in Nairobi, Kenya that Agape Children’s Ministry and 1 Million Home was offering. They were also allowed to spend a second week in Kenya at the actual ministry in Kisumu. Emma and Tofunmi spent time with the Agape staff, visited families homes, helped with street boys outreach and attended their church and school. They were able to see an organization running family based care at a very large level and they were so encouraged.

This was a huge blessing and answer to prayer! Praise the Lord with us as you view the photos below.

  1. Ackley, Meg says:

    Praising God for this opportunity for Tolu and Emma! And praying for wisdom as they seek to implement what is applicable. Trust you all are settled in and the kids have adjusted well to American school! Know you are keeping very busy, Patrice, from your postings on Facebook! May God continue to give you His grace and enablement for what He has called you to.


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