ICC Supports a Martyr’s Widow in Kenya

01/26/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In 2017, Annashali’s life was suddenly turned upside down. While praying at the church where he served, Annashali’s husband, Bishop Joel, was brutally murdered. In an instant, Annashali was left as a widow and the sole provider for their four children: Meshack, Lillian, Francis, and Collins.

In order to help this family get back on their feet, we provided them with two motorbikes to develop a motorcycle taxi business, otherwise known in Kenya as a boda-boda. One of the vehicles will be operated by the family’s eldest son, Meshack, while the other one will be rented out to a local driver.

These two motorbikes will allow the family to earn an income in a sustainable manner for years to come. Meshack expressed, “Thank you very much for supporting my family during these hard economic times. On behalf of my late father’s family, I really appreciate your help and support… We have gone through very trying times, but the Lord has kept us. He has kept us until this day that we rejoice to own two motorbikes for business. This is a milestone for us and a time for a turnaround.”

Annashali added, “Raising our four children without a father has been a challenge to me. Since 2017, we have seen it all as a family. We have slept hungry many times. Today, we have received two motorbikes that we intend to use for the boda-boda business. This is a new day for us. We are truly thankful for your love and care towards the family of Bishop Joel, who was killed while serving Christ.”

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