"I don’t have anyone else,” Jane Nungari said to Dr. Michael Mbito in 2006 when he visited her school and sought to speak with her and the other orphans who were in class eight.
Jane’s saying this to me, as she plaintively looked up into my eyes, has stuck with me. She became the symbol which drove him to start up Child Aid Africa—so that those academically gifted children who cannot continue their education without a sponsor can find a special “someone,” just as he did when I didn’t have anyone else.
From his own childhood, he understands the drive to lift oneself up out of the cycle of generational poverty…hat cycle which, through no fault of one’s own, keeps spinning around and around, with no way out. One’s only resources are prayer, perseverance, and patience. Yet with God’s guidance in the form of a miraculous bringing together of the need and the servant heart, those three resources prove enough.
Mbito’s book, I don’t Have Anyone Else, lets you get a glimpse of a life transforming model of servant hood that can impact a poor society for the better. He shares in this book, life journeys that have found meaning and are placed on a course to multiply the blessings of life to make our life better. This remarkable book is a great read that will leave you empowered to rise and go to multiply your own blessings of life and discover your own meaning.
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Learn the essence of faith and education as a means to empower the poor. As you read through the pages of I Don’t Have Anyone Else, you discover simple ways to make a difference and find purpose in your own destiny.
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 9781491867235
ISBN 13 (HARD): 9781491867181
ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781491867228
Dr. Michael Mbito’s career history is in teaching as well as community development. He is the founder and director of four organizations: the Center for Adolescent Health – Kenya, IMANI Immigrants Ministry Knoxville, Tennessee, Child Aid Africa Inc., and Mission to Help LLC a global cross-cultural education and service program.
His credentials include: Ph.D., Human Ecology, University of Tennessee U.S.A. M.S., Child and Family Studies University of Tennessee, U.S.A. and M.Sc., Populations Policies and Programs, University of Wales Cardiff U.K. Dr. Mbito initially trained as a secondary school teacher at the Kenya Science Teacher’s college Nairobi.
He has held college teaching and research positions in Kenya, the United States, and in the United Kingdom. His latest appointments were an assistant professor of Human Development and Family Science at Messiah College, P.A; An Assistant Professor Social Work, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Family Science and the Family Science Program Director at Anderson University, IN.
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Michael N. Mbito Ph.D., C.F.L.E.
Executive Director/Chair, Board of Directors
Child Aid Africa Inc.