12-year-old Vivian grew up in a Nairobi slum, where her mother was a drug dealer.
Vivian said, “I felt like my mother didn’t love me. She didn’t give me enough food. She brought a lot of bad people to the house, and I was always afraid. I felt like God had forgotten me, and I wanted to cry every day. I was alone in the world.”
Then Vivian was taken in by Living Faith International, a ministry supported by CBN’s Orphan’s Promise.
CBN Reporter, Dan Reany, said, “Here at this home, Vivian and the other kids are surrounded by people that love them. They have three good meals a day and they’re getting a great education. Most importantly, they’re learning about God.”
Vivian explained, “When I first came here, I didn’t know anything about God. Learning about God was a very nice thing to me. Now I feel like I have a Father who cares for me and loves me.”
Vivian and the others often watch SuperBook at home.
“My favorite story is the story of Joseph,” said Vivian. “When he was sold by his brothers, God still had a plan for him. I have forgiven my mother the way Joseph forgave his brothers. No matter what someone does to you, if you forgive, it will set you free.”
Through SuperBook and the consistent Christian care she’s receiving at the home, Vivian is learning to rely on God.
Vivian said, “When I was struggling with my science test, I stopped and prayed, and asked the Holy Spirit to help me. God helped me remember what I learned, and I got 100% on the test.”
Vivian even found it in her heart to pray for her mother.
“I pray that God will bless her, and that she will prosper, and one day be saved,” explained Vivian. “Living in this wonderful home encouraged me to love God. Thank you for giving us this privilege. We don’t take it for granted. May God bless you for blessing us.”
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