No, the title of this blog post isn't about me. If it were, it would say 22 years! And if you're anything like the students I work with, you'll think it should say 16, because that's probably closer to how old I look. And then if you'd asked my friends, they'd tell you 5, because that has been and always will be my mental age.
BUT alas, this is all about Made in the Streets, the non-profit I've been working with in Kamulu, Kenya. On August 1st, we celebrated 20 years since the inception of this ministry that has continuously served Nairobi's street children under the leadership of Charles Coulston. 20 years ago Charles and Darlene Coulston began something beautiful with a handful of kids in Eastleigh, and since, transformation has been the story. As much as the ministry transforms the individuals it serves, the ministry has transformed itself tenfold.
I could say so much more, but I think I'll take some time to learn how to say it better. In the meanwhile, here's a few minutes from the 20th Anniversary Celebration in Kamulu that does at least a passable job of capturing the spirit and love abound at MITS. Definitely worth the all-nighter (I thought those would end in college but apparently doing what you love can have the same effect as a 30 page paper that was assigned 3 months prior). Enjoy!