A Reflection on Love

What does it mean to be loved at Amani ya Juu? [caption id="attachment_237" align="alignleft" width="289" caption="Dorcas stitches at Amani in Nairobi, Kenya."][/caption] Dorcas works in Amani's clothing department in Nairobi, Kenya.  She has been transformed by the love of her Amani sisters.  These are her words of love found at Amani: At Amani, we have grown to love without caring that we don’t belong to the same community or even country.  I have learned to love across the board.  I have learned to love without asking, “Are these my people?” When I first came to Amani, I had many things hurting inside of my heart.  These hurt feelings came out in bad actions and words.  At Amani I was loved and embraced regardless.  The women received me.  They helped bring out the things that were hurting me.  I didn’t even realize they were bad.  They had become normal to me.  I have been able to release the pain through love. I have been changed inside and out.  Even my family can see it.  When someone loves you, love can change you.

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