My name is Leah. I’m a born again Christian. I come from Kenya. I worship at the PCEA Church in an area called Churiri that is in Nyandarua County in Kenya.
I love Jesus as my personal savior because since I got saved, I have seen so many things that God has done on my side. I’m a single mother of two. My experience with Jesus started when I was born. I’ve been brought up in a Christian family. My mother is a born again Christian and so was my deceased father.
We worked together from primary school until I went to high school. From high school I got a job in the Rift Valley, where I lived for about 10 years. Now I’m a farmer.
I know what Jesus has done in my life and for my family. I remember when my daughter was three years old. She got sick and I told her I was going to take her to the hospital. But first thing in the morning I didn’t know what she was doing.
She knelt down. She called to Jesus. She said, “God, my Lord, send Jesus, your Son, and come and heal me.”
We went to the hospital in the evening, and she told me, “Do you know what, my mother, when I knelt down in the morning I told God to send Jesus, his Son, and to come with him. So it’s not about the medicine but about the name of Jesus that I called in the morning that healed me.”
I was so surprised because that child taught me much about faith – my faith – so I had to be faithful with my God.
You can’t walk without God. As a Sunday school teacher I also teach my children how to love God and how to be faithful, because faith moves mountains.
When she did her KCP in the year 2012, the school we applied for, we didn’t like it. She told me, “Mom, you know what? I don’t want any school in the central province and I know God has opened doors for me to be in the Rift Valley. What I know is that God has opened the door for me.”
And that one I believed, and I told her, “I want you to join a school in the Rift Valley.” Surprisingly, the letter we got came from Rift Valley, where we had not applied. That child taught us a lot about being faithful in Jesus. The school she wanted was a very, very expensive school and a very, very good school. After four years she joined a university, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in commerce.
And we thank God now that she got a job. She’s working with an NGO. Praise God for that.
I have been teaching my children how to love God and how to be faithful. I always tell my neighbors how to love Jesus. You can’t walk without God. As a Sunday school teacher I also teach my children how to love God and how to be faithful, because faith moves mountains. That is what I have experienced in my life.
So I would encourage others to be faithful and to love Jesus, because without God you can go nowhere. But with God you can go anywhere that you want to be. Any job that you wish for, you will get it, when you have God in your heart.
More Faith Stories
I remember being in church and going up to the altar and crying. I was so tired of the life I was living. I needed help. I felt a sense of peace at that time and knew that if this Jesus thing can work for some of these other guys, then it can definitely work for me.
I said to myself, “Why should anyone envy me and want to be in my shoes?”
God has led me to amazing places in my life, so let me explain how God led me from South Carolina to Kenya.
We built the first church with great difficulty. We went back to the States and the board asked us to become mission staff with the Outreach Foundation. That was 25 years ago, just about, and we’ve gotten more involved with Kenya as days and years went on.
I am a chef by profession. I’m happy because I do what I love. Now I work at Villadise Tours and Safaris, where I meet so many different people coming from far. Being helpful is just a blessing to other people.
Then God started tugging on my heart. There was a church sermon series that was about taking your God-given dream off the shelf. I was like, “I don’t know what my dream is. God, if you have a dream for me you’re going to have to tell me what it is.”