In 2003, one American couple and one Kenyan couple made the decision to follow God’s call together.
While Chip and Kim Maye served as missionaries in Kenya, East Africa, they were struck by the horrible situation of over a million children living on their own, in poverty. These children lived on the streets, most of them were orphaned due to HIV/AIDS and had no place to go. They were starving and dying. It was a scene that the Mayes could not ignore.
“It was like watching one of those heart-wrenching commercials about starving children on TV.” Chip says, “You know, with the flies buzzing around children as they sit in piles of garbage. In the states, when those commercials came on, I would change the channel. But in Kenya, it was all around me and I couldn’t change the channel.”
Kim talked about their struggle, “After living in Kenya and seeing this huge need, we felt so helpless. We wanted to do something, but we knew we couldn’t save over a million children on our own…then, I remember God telling me ‘No, but you can save a few children with My help.’
God was faithful and soon opened the opportunity for the Mayes to help 25 children.