Kindness Is Powerful…

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Please help Revival House Church Youth by clicking on the link above and join us in raising funds for our church building.

We are reaching out to you to HELP US RAISE FUNDS in order to re-open and keep our church building.

 

We recently faced a few setbacks with the finances and fell behind on lease monthly payments. For this reason, the building owners demanded that we pay a one year lease in advance, in order for us to gain access to the building.

This closure has not only caused a disruption to our Sunday services, but also to other projects that help the community.

Your donation to our cause, will mean that the homeless will get a hot meal everyday, the young children can get back into tuition, the youth mentoring program can run again and the young men will get a positive impact in life and somewhere to channel their energy, through the church football team.

We are in urgent need to raise £84,000 as soon as possible and failure to do so will risk us losing our much loved church building.As a church, we have managed to raise £19,000 through in house giving and pledges, but that is only a 1/4 of what is needed.

So we are appealing to you, our global family, young and old, black or white, to help us overcome this hurdle.

Your giving will be highly appreciated and our God who sees all things will favor you  and your generations to come.

May God Bless You!

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Weekly Quote…

Refuse to be someone’s tragic backdrop, just so they can appear Illuminated. Light your own path. Don’t let anyone take your shine! Be brave. Walk tall…

Dear Child Of Tomorrow!

Life is too short, so don't live your life according to the approval of others, but rather live it aligned with the truth and your dreams.
Let purpose be your motivating tool. Do not be a prisoner of your past. There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. A day without learning is like a day without breathing. So learn from your previous mistakes and do not regret. Regret is a choice!
Don't give too much attention to the number of followers you have. If anything, care more about the number that you inspire.
Live up to your values, your standards and set a benchmark.
Pursue your dreams! Become the architect of your future.
Have a go getter's attitude and make a big difference!
Dream big! Start small! Act now!
Again i say…Life's just too short, so don't play little.👌🏽

For every test, there’s a testimony…Share Yours!

It sure feels like a decade since i last blogged.It’s been manic to say the least. Trying to balance work, motherhood and life in general.It seems like when you promise yourself that you’re going to be consistent with something, thats when things get busy in your life and your mind conveniently gets a bit of what we famously call, the writer’s block.

For the past 2 years, i had this fire within me to continue with my blogs and to keep posting regularly. And its funny because since then, i have had so much going on in life that could even make up a book. Literally a number one seller.You would think that having a smart phone would be a motivator because i could blog as i go… but even the time to put the notes together wasn’t there. Maybe it was the lack of words to put the events together as things got intense. I became afraid of my own shadow. Afraid of exposing my life and I lived in fear that people would judge me.

 The good news is that since then, I have grown mentally and have realised that sometimes God puts us through certain tests so that we can be a testimony and help others. And that is what I am learning to do daily. To use my experiences to teach others and to inspire and change other people’s perspective on life.Many are the times that I felt I had a story to tell. A story that would encourage someone or uplift someone or maybe even make someone else feel like their life ain’t so bad. Sometimes maybe just a story that would be a good read, while I channelled my thoughts into writing.

The lesson to learn in this is that we should always create time for the things that we love and we should handle everything with courage even when it comes to sharing stories to bless someone else.

I cannot be certain that I will be posting everyday or every week, but one thing is for sure, that i will try my best not to let an interesting story or a valuable lesson pass by…
#Blossom

Poem of the day…

Came across this beautiful poem and it spoke volumes to me so i thought i should share it.
It’s an everyday life… An eye opener…

‘HARLEM’
What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

By Langston Hughes.

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Kenya Turns 50

Kenya Turns 50

I pay respect and honour all those freedom fighters that fought for our rights and our land. All the blood that was shed in pain and misery with the goal to save our country. I pay tribute to the souls lost. But i am thankful that i was born in an independent, greater and richer Kenya. So for that, Dedan Kimathi, Waiyaki Hinga among others i raise my hat and bow. We are thankful to God for the freedom, but we are also indebted to your loyalty as our forefathers and former leaders.
So as Kenyans, we celebrate half a century of self-rule, but what have we learnt so far?
Hitting 50 years as Kenyans should awaken our senses and help us realize that we are one regardless of the tribes we are from or the languages we speak. Kenya originally means ‘The abode of God’…So lets humble ourselves and walk from 12/12/13 in peace knowing we are a chosen nation and we ought to be each other’s keepers. Like our president said “let us reflect on the significance of the colours of our flag and the words of our National Anthem. Let us also dedicate ourselves to the National Values inscribed in our new Constitution”.

Happy Jamhuri day to my kenyan family. Happy mashujaa day to all our freedom fighters. God bless Kenya.

Leukemia…Its a race against time…Be The Match!!!

The past few months have taught me a major lesson. I have learnt that a lifetime isn’t very long and that there are only so many tomorrows.
I learnt that when you think you have all the time in the world and you are busy taking your life and health for granted, some people are desperately fighting for theirs.

 
About 2 years ago, a friend of mine was diagnosed with leukemia and that was a life changing ordeal for him.
 After a fight for his life and constant support and prayers from his family and friends, he was given the all clear earlier this year. Unfortunately, on his road to recovery, he has recently suffered a relapse and is now back in hospital for further treatment.
During a recent chat with his doctors, they told him that he needs a bone marrow transplant for his survival.
 
Some of us would ask…..BUT WHAT IS LEUKEMIA?
 
Leukemia is a form of blood cancer where the white blood cells multiply abnormally and circulate throughout the body. This abnormal white blood cells are called leukemia cells. As learnt in biology, white blood cells help to fight infections in the body. but in a person with leukemia, if they are in large numbers, they deposit in the body tissues, crowding out the normal white cells, red cells and platelets and this makes it hard for the normal blood cells to function, hence causing damage.
 
It so happened that i was on the net one time gathering more information about being a marrow donor and as i surfed along, i came across a recent health Article on the BBC which showed that black people are three times more likely to need a transplant than the general population. This is because of the higher genetic disposition to illnesses. 
Moreover, only 1% of donors are from the black community. 
 
I personally think this is a sad situation as it means that the black people who need a matching donor have to be in the list for a long time and some eventually loose their battle during this wait.
 
As a registered donor myself, i want to add my voice and encourage people to become part of the solution and understand that this predicament can happen to anyone. You are fortunate enough to be healthy. Infact, you are blessed…
But unfortunately it is not so for everyone else. How would you feel if you were to find out you were a match to someone but you didn’t do anything about it? 
This is a humble plea coming straight from my heart, asking you guys to join the Anthony Nolan register(link below) for bone marrow donation.
I am of course passionate about this charity and about this cause because of my friend, but also because it gives me much joy to know that i am potentially able to save someone’s life.
 
This plea also stems from the fact that i have previously lost a friend from leukemia and i didn’t know anything about transplant until later.
So i cannot be ignorant now that i know.
 
 
So i kindly ask you my friends and family, especially the black community, visit
and make a change in someone’s life.
 
Some of you reading this article may know the friend i am talking about and it should prompt you to be more motivated to take action.
And even the ones that do not know him, please help by registering on the above link in order to save, not just our friend’s life, but the life of others too. 1 donation can save up to 7 people.
 
You don’t have to lose your life to save someone else’s life, its just a simple procedure and the process doesn’t hurt. 
And whats more is that, the organisation will not contact you unless you are a match to someone.
As you ponder about what you get out of it, just know that in the long run, God will bless you and help you in your time of need.
 
Remain Blessed!!! 🙂