Chaplain

Rev. Peter Chege
New Life Home Trust, Kenya
Joint Chaplain

1. How did you come to work at New Life?
I first got to know Clive and Mary in 1989 when I was a student at Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College. At that time, I was going through a difficult season with my own family and they came alongside me, which marked the beginning of a long friendship. Because of that friendship, I have been involved with New Life from its very first days. Nowadays, I am the Chaplain for New Life. My role involves meeting with the supervisors of the main home in Nairobi every fortnight for discipleship, training, prayer and, most of all, encouragement. When there is need, I also offer counselling. In addition to that, I also travel to the other homes to offer pastoral care to the administrators and the staff.

2. What’s your favourite part of working with New Life?
I enjoy getting to encourage and motivate the staff members into doing greater and better work by giving their best.

3. What are some highlights from your time at New Life?
A true highlight is watching malnourished, sickly, and almost lifeless babies rescued and getting a second chance at life. Another high point was God’s provision of a permanent home for New Life, resulting in the relocation from Loresho to Kilimani. Also, I still remember hearing Clive and Mary's dream of a satellite home in every province of Kenya and watching God progressively turn this dream into a reality has been truly amazing.

4. Looking forward, what is your biggest wish for New Life?
newlifeMy greatest dreams for New Life are:

  • that all the babies would continue to receive excellent care from caregivers who love them and are devoted to their work
  • that all the babies rescued by New Life would get adoptive parents
  • that God would provide abundantly for New Life, so that the staff can be paid salaries that recognise and reward their sacrificial service

 

Anne Chege
New Life Home Trust, Kenya
Joint Chaplain

1. How did you come to work at New Life?
I got to know Clive and Mary through my husband even before they opened the first New Life home. I used to visit them as friends, as well as attend their leadership meetings. Eventually, I tendered my resignation as a high school teacher with the Teachers Service Commission in order to work with New Life as an Education Coordinator.

I am now involved in the pastoral care of the staff at New Life. This mainly involves offering counselling, spiritual guidance, encouragement, teaching, and training on spiritual and work related matters. Currently, I am working on a curriculum for the spiritual growth of both the staff and the children at the New Life homes.

2. What’s your favourite part of working with New Life?
I love empowering people and seeing positive changes in their lives through teaching, training and counselling. I enjoy providing knowledge that will help people to grow and also equip them to share their new knowledge and growth with others.

newlife3. What are some highlights from your time at New Life?
About 2 years ago, the New Life homes needed several new vehicles because the old ones were costing too much to maintain. Looking at the finances, it did not seem like the homes would be able to afford any at the time. While most people in the leadership were trying to figure out what to do, Clive asked, "Have we tried asking God to provide these vehicles? Why not make it a prayer item?" It did not feel like a desperate prayer but, within a few months, God answered it and provided us with 3 new vehicles! Seeing God urgently respond to such a need was so memorable. It has built my faith and given me the desire to serve this God who cares that much.

God has continuously taught me through my work with New Life. I have watched God miraculously provide the satellite homes, free of charge, as an answer to prayer, and then provide devoted couples to work in each of the homes.

Of course, the main highlight of working with New Life is seeing HIV positive children convert to negative status and then watching God provide adoptive parents for these children.

4. Looking forward, what is your biggest wish for New Life?
My greatest wish is for the provision of unlimited resources for all the homes, so that the work of rescuing babies can continue until Christ returns.