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Hearts for helping

How does an orphanage get its start? What is the spark that sets in motion a ministry so big? For the Reverend julius Mbaya and his wife, Tabitha, the answer is easy: there was a need.

Several years ago Julius retired from his church ministry and another pastor took his place. After some time the new pastor said the church couldn't continue feeding the street children that Julius and the congregation had taken in, so he stopped. The children had nowhere to go, so Julius and Tabitha took 14 orphans into their home.

Soon their house was too small. The congregation helped them buy a small piece of land and build a meager orphanage. As more children came, the school fees mounted, so Julius and Tabitha started a school on the land to teach the kids. As the neighbors heard about the school, some sent their children to it. The school grew and so did the need for food.

Now, Quest for Happiness Orphanage has 78 true orphans living with them plus 40 neighborhood children attending the school. Julius is in his 70s and Tabitha is a little younger. They have taken on a huge commitment in founding the orphanage. They never ask for food, but occasionally call Christine at MFB, and say they have nothing to feed the children.

Julius and Tabitha demonstrate God's love in a mighty way. They are very appreciate of every bit of food MFB is able to offer. It's a joy to bless them in their inspiring childrens ministry.

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Monday, 19 August 2019