Thursday, May 3, 2012


I just received a wonderful e-mail from IJM. Joseph, a father who innocently languished in a Nairobi prison for 16 months, is now free. Last fall, I and many others around the world sent letters to Joseph to encourage him and let him know that we were praying for him. And praise God, he has been declared innocent and can now go home to be with his wife and six children.  
Free from prison, Joseph will be united with his wife and six children.

When accused of injuring the police and stealing their weapons, Joseph was thrown in prison and charged with robbery with violence – a capital offense. IJM Kenya learned about the accusations against this innocent man and went to defend him in court. The trial dragged out for months, but at last Joesph has been declared innocent. Praise God. 

"Our team in Kenya is in full celebration mode right now," says IJM Kenya's Field Office Director, Shawn Kohl. "Joseph's wife and his children will get to see their dad after over a year. We will keep walking with this family to restore all that has been lost, but today, we rejoice that Joseph is free at last." 

To read the full story, click here.

Please pass on this wonderful and amazing story of God's provision!

seeking Him first,
All text © 2012 Footprints in the Sand, adapted from IJM | All Images © 2012 Hislight Photography, 2nd photo via

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