My friend Rev Lynda Hulcoop, a fellow Baptist minister and I are just returning from a 10-day trip to Siaya, Kenya. This was Lynda’s first trip but my 8th although I hadn’t been for the last 10 years.

The trip was primarily to teach at a pastors conference held at the church I was involved with in from its beginning. The church is next to Home of Peace children’s home and so it was great to spend time there too and see how much it had developed since I handed over the coordination of it to Marilyn White 10 years ago.

In those 10 years so much has developed. There are many more buildings for the children including toilets and shower facilities, a laundry, a first aid room with sick bay and offices for Erick the administrator, Faith the Social Worker and James, the Manager, and many other rooms.

It is well run and organised and the children look happy and contented.

Marilyn has done a great job managing the Home from a distance. Because of the efficient management, Home of Peace is recognised as the best Children’s Home in that area and provides a secure and loving environment which otherwise these children would not have had.

It also means that those who give to this charity are assured their money is well spent, carefully distributed and makes a huge difference in the lives of these children.