Pavilion Day 2008!

On Saturday, April 19th, we had a Pavilion Day fundraising luncheon sponsored by Agape Fellowship Centre, headquartered in Nairobi. It was held at Ibis Hotel in Karatina.  Bishop Steve Kabachia, who is Bishop over all Agape churches in Kenya, was guest speaker.  Mr. Sammy Chepkwony was guest of honor.  Mr Chepkwony is a business man who attends Bishop Kabachia's church and has helped with fundraising in the past.  A short testimony from him gave evidence of his heart to be used of the Lord in this area of business/finances.  The funds raised will to go towards projects for the orphanage.

Pavilion's children provided part of the programming with songs, dances, and original poems written by one of our own staff members, Patrick Mwai.  Their dedication to constant practice ahead of time insured a fantastic program that everyone enjoyed immensely.  We were so moved by the poems that we wanted you to see them in their original format (see attached).  Their culture dictates the wording they use to express their feelings and attached is a quotation verbatim. The children and staff (including Debbie and Marge) wore the red Pavilion tee-shirts.  Quite an impressive sight!

The children are thriving on love at Pavilion.  Raising them in a family atmosphere with moral and spiritual teaching is obviously paying off.  During our nightly devotionals led by staff members, the best times are when the children lead the praise and worship.  They know Who they are singing about and do it with all their might!  They accompany the praise with an African drum, the tambourine, and even dance.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who support us and make this dream possible.

Be blessed!
Debbie and Marge

Pavilion Day 1

 

Pavilion Day was a project intiated totally by the children and staff of Pavilion Village and the local church organization (Agape Fellowship Centers) in Kenya. Agape is our partner in the Pavilion Village Project and we wish to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation Bishop Kabachia and his team for their hard work and diligence to support and sustain Pavilion Village from the African community itself. If you wish to help provide support for Pavilion Village please check out our How Can I Help page!

Original Poems from Pavilion Day

WHEN GOD SAYS YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO

Pavilion is our home,
Pavilion is our village,
It is our shelter,
It covers all our problems.
When God says yes, nobody can say no.

Far we have come from,
Forward we have gone,
Thirsty, dirty, unhealthy we were,
Parental love we lacked.
When God says yes, nobody can say no.

Pavilion was prepared by God,
We lived in a dark continent,
But now we are in light continent,
Learning atmosphere is present.
When God says yes, nobody can say no.

Thanks goes to Heavenly Father,
A land of honey and milk you give,
People of good heart you give,
You are always present when we call.
When God says yes, nobody can say no.

We were born like other kids,
We can do as others can do,
God gathered us in a special village,
Who knows for tomorrow.
When God says yes, nobody can say no.

We have seen the light of God,
We want to set a good example to world,
People of good heart, we need your support,
Who cares to orphans...only God,
As you support, God is with you.
When God says yes, nobody can say no.

Written by Patrick Mwai on April 4, 2008

Pavilion Day 2

OBEDIENCE AND PATIENCE

Obedient, obedient, obedient,
Obedience do pays.
Patience, patience, patience,
Patience do pays.

Listen to instruction,
Do your best,
Be wise,
Follow the right path.

Pay attention to your father,
Pay attention to your mother,
Pay attention to your leaders,
Accept to be corrected.

God bless our future,
Be kind to our future,
Bless those who pays attention to us,
Father listens to our voices.

Written by Patrick Mwai on April 4, 2008

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