My sponsors often wrote me letters, and in those letters I first heard the words, “I love you.”
I had both parents, and I knew that they loved me, but they were so busy trying to earn the money to provide for us, there was no time left to say those words to us.
So you can imagine how it felt when my sponsors told me that I was cute and had a lovely smile and they thought of me and prayed for me. They often referred to Jeremiah 29:11, that God had a good plan for my life, with a great future and a hope for me. Were it not for them, I could have been part of the negative statistics of the slums. I could have probably been illiterate, not knowing about Jesus, a criminal, into drugs, or even dead.
Today, I have been freed from poverty in Jesus' name. I am a husband to my wife, Hannah, and father to my two children, Gabriel and Malkia. I am a proud member of the Army Corps of Engineers, and I am stationed in Colorado. I also run a successful business that manages African local talents in arts entertainment. My wife and I now sponsor a little girl, Loreen, from the same slums I grew up in. We are honored to be able to provide to her the same love, inspiration and sense of worth I got from my sponsors.
Kennedy is one of Kenya’s most renowned poets, lyricists and gospel hip-hop artists. He is also the founder and CEO of Krezi Global Management, a support and management agency for artists. He is currently studying business administration in Colorado where he lives with his wife, Hannah, and their son, Gabriel, and daughter, Malkia.