“I wish you a happy birthday” is a statement that is enough to crown the day for an adult who is celebrating his or her birthday. But to a child that statement alone is null and void if its not accompanied by gifts, cakes,biscuits, juice and friends singing around as they prepare to cut the cake and blow the few candles.
To them once they are done with this year’s day the parents need to start preparing for their next celebrations infact they will unwrap a gift and not shy away from telling you what they want for their next birthday. To them getting the gift is as easy as making the request.
Edwin Odeny, our listener and Facebook friend found himself in an almost similar situation when his son asked him to get for him a Bible gift for his 8th birthday. As we approached October, he started to wonder where he will get the bible gift and the finances were also not adding up. Edwin is a businessman whose business is located in Ahero over 320 Kilometers away from Nairobi where his family is and the guilt of not getting the gift and missing the birthday celebration of his son became heavier.
While on a gift search he made a request to the Audience Relations Department through our Facebook Page (Trans World Radio Kenya ) and finally it was an answered prayer.
We are really grateful that we were able to host Albert Baraka and his mum Eunice live on air in our Children’s show “ Watoto wa Sifa hosted by Stella Ndunge. On a lighter note although Albert say’s he would wish to be Doctor when he grows up, who knows may be the studio experience will change his mind in future.
Other than the Bibles gifts for him and his family, we gifted all his classmates with childrens devotional books all these thanks to our friends and partners who support us with bibles and Evangelism materials or even sponsor our Radio programs.
“Thank you for what you have done to my son & family. Be blessed in reaching out to children because the kingdom is for them.” Says Albert’s father.
Indeed when birthday comes & dad is away TWR takes the way
BY Geoffrey Otieno
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