|Christopher Juma and President of Church Missions Network, Phil Johnsey|
Christopher Juma of Kenya, grew up on the Ugandan border. From a young child he has faced adversity. His mother raised him and his father was highly ranked in the military in Africa; a father whom he only met three times. The last time he saw his father, the man was lying in a coffin.
|Christopher Juma tells his story to Vol State.|
"It did not pain me a lot because I did not know my father. I was saddened because it was my dad, but not devastated" said Juma.
And then his mother became gravely ill and died within months.
"Just think, I had lost the one person that was the most precious thing to me, my mother,and I was all alone," he said.
To survive he would sneak into people's homes in his village and steal food. At seven years old he had no family, no clothes, or food. Christopher had nowhere to turn.
Throughout his journey he faced many more hurdles. He was placed in a camp and had to hustle for survival. He escaped that camp and he eventually stopped hustling.
|Donations provide health care to villages that are in need.|
One day, Juma decided to give his life to God. Soon after he escaped the camp, he returned to Kenya where he cared for 14 orphans including those with medical conditions like AIDS, leprosy, and epilepsy. He now has his own ministry in Africa. He often provides shelter in a 600 square foot house with no electricity or running water.
|Juma in Africa with his "Children".|
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