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The New Life Home in Nairobi, Kenya, stands as a beacon of hope in the midst of painful disaster. The home's mission is to care for abandoned and orphaned babies, nurture them into healthy children, and provide for their spiritual and emotional needs.
The New Life Home (NLH) was established in 1994 by Clive and Mary Beckenham in response to the overwhelming need to find a safe and nurturing home for babies abandoned throughout Kenya. Often the babies would end up in state hospitals with minimal care and little hope of making it to their first birthday.
Once open, NLH quickly filled all its beds; many babies needed drastic surgery or care. The Beckenhams testify that it was only by the prayers of supporters and the grace of God that many of the babies survived. Some of these stories have been summarized below.
When the child is deemed healthy, the adoption process begins and the children, now toddlers, are taken to loving homes in Kenya and all over the world. To see photos and read about a recent mission team's experience at the New Life Home, click here. New Life Home has grown rapidly since its inception, allowing the home to care for more children but still maintain the unique feature of being "homey." These facilities also have allowed the Beckenhams and their staff to extend their medical facilities and provide special care for terminally ill children. Since it opened, New Life Home has rescued over 1,100 babies.