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06/03/2024 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Rufinah met her husband, Boniface, years ago in a Kenyan town near the Somalia border. Boniface, a water-drilling machine assistant operator, worked tirelessly to help more people access safe drinking water in Somalia.

On Sept. 30, 2022, al-Shabab killed Boniface, three of his friends, and four non-local Christians at a water drilling site. Rufinah, who was pregnant at the time, was left devastated. Soon, she delivered their baby and started raising the sweet boy on her own.

Without any means to financially support herself or her son, Rufinah soon fell into despair. But then she became friends with an International Christian Concern (ICC) staff member. ICC provided Rufinah with materials to open a shop to sell household goods. Rufinah can now provide for herself and her son, ensuring a more secure path for their family.

“I am immensely grateful for ICC’s unwavering support and kindness,” Rufinah said. “They’ve been like guardian angels to us by providing hope and encouragement during our darkest days. Thank you, ICC, for your compassion and generosity. You’ve given us the strength to face the future with hope and optimism.”

We praise God that following the loss of Boniface, the man who provided water for so many, the Lord has brought living water to the lives of Rufinah and her son. It is a reminder of Christ’s words in John 4:14: “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

We praise God that the Lord so clearly provided for Rufinah in her time of need, proving his omnipotence and faithfulness.

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