This is a story of a young girl, Ruth, (not her real name) with a strong will and determination to make it in life even with the difficulties she faces every day.
Ruth is a student at KDS living with AIDS—her
parents died from the disease. One of Kenya’s many children whose life has been
devastated by AIDS, Ruth is blessed because she has an aunt and uncle that care for
her and have taken her into their home.
Ruth and her family certainly live in extreme poverty. The day we visited they didn’t have a meal for lunch but
Ruth’s aunt was so happy to welcome us into
their home. They offered water as a sign of hospitality.
Despite all of her heartbreak and impoverishment,
May we take to heart the lessons we can learn from
Ruth and so many others whom the Lord has put
on our path to teach us. Let us put into practice humility, love and
kindness trusting in God’s goodness for our lives.
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV