James ManiaTen years ago, James Maina was eight and living on the streets of Eastleigh, Kenya. He and his seven-year-old brother, Joseph, were alone, fending for themselves. Because of their love for Christ and a heart for street boys, Fountain of Life Church rescued James and Joseph. They brought them into their children’s home and have loved and nurtured them since. These boys have grown up at the church, receiving love, food, education, a place to live, and exposure to the Gospel, as the church has faithfully been the hands and feet of Christ. Attempts to reunite them with their alcoholic single mother haven’t been successful. The church has become their family, and Mamma Florence, their mother.

James has worked hard in school; this quarter he made the church proud by being the first child from their program to attend college! This has encouraged his brothers at the home to work harder in school so they can do the same.

James has grown and matured. He has become a leader and is using his musical talents to serve the Lord. Here is a small snippet of James leading worship at the church.

Fountain of Life knows that investing in the education of children will be key in breaking the cycle of poverty in their families.