Disclaimer: This is a good morning message by Reverend Wambui and it is not referenced to any particular family, but it is a concern to all in Diaspora.
Have you been tested as if by a fire and especially by grief? Don’t Hide Talk It Boldly.
Declaring➡ “God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.(Psa 46:1)
“So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you…(Isa 46:10).
There is hope and healing for families who have suffered tragedy or normative issues. If you or someone you know has lost a child through suicide or other circumstances, volunteer to give hope in the community. Affirm and support families with Rom 8:1, “There is therefore, now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…”
Help families, friends & believers Access counseling resources or a support group near you. Search online by Zip Code. Most meet in a Church near you. They don’t. charge fees. They are Open Groups meaning you can join any time you need to www.griefshare.
org. ➡This next one is for parents who have lost a child of any age. This helped my family a lot➡ www.compassionatefriends.org.
➡For Parents, adults working with kids, teachers counselors➡allkidsgrieve.org.
➡kidsaid.com is a safe place for children to share and help each other through the grieving process.
Close to the heart & home ➡ Talk to a Pastor, Priest, Minister, District Elder, Deacon, Lay Reader, Lay Minister…talk to a caring person. Don’t stop young ppl from talking to significant adults who understand. There is nothing to be ashamed of in grief. Let’s just be kind and graceful with each other. Sometimes its difficult to talk to your family members ➡ like husbands, children or siblings ➡ because they too need help. They are emotionally involved and they are hurting. Grief has no set time limit. Be patient with yourself and with others. Never tell a person who has lost a loved one through life circumstances including divorce, To “Get Over It.”
Remain in close contact with the Diaspora community. I have learned that in the most difficult times of my life, Prayer, Praise, Worship, Fellowship, Reading the Bible and going to Church is helpful. It is the strongest lifeline. Refuse to be isolated. Do Stay closely connected to the Kenyan Diaspora community. This is highly encouraged and emphasized _/Rev Wambûi Njoroge.
*Have A Blessed Friday*
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