Breaking down walls of shame, hatred, and discrimination

 
  Issue #100, May 2019

 
 
Precious Jane is nineteen years old and lives in rural Kenya with her mother. Jane has Downs Syndrome, and her community does not know how to receive her.

The strong cultural stigma surrounding disability results in a shame that literally locks children in the back bedroom and behind the protective gates of the family compound. Jane spends her days and nights lying in the dust within her physical walls, her family lying desolate and bereft within the belief that they have been cursed.

Sports Friends Kenya is using camping ministry to reach out to the special needs community and break down the walls of shame, hatred, and discrimination. We pray that as we love the hidden and cast-out in Jesus’ Name, He will continue to transform individual lives and strengthen their surrounding communities with understanding of the dignity and special gift that their special needs neighbors bear.

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