In His own words By Rev. Darcelle Runciman & Jack Tweedy
(Photo credits: Jack Tweedy)
There are times in one’s life when we get “a calling” to do something for others, to give back in a way that has meaning. One man Jack Tweedy, who we call our local Hero, did just that and “Became the Change” he wanted to see in the world.
So in February of 2013, Jack Tweedy visited RN Kenya and as a welder. His skills were used to help better the community and an Orphanage called Robin’s Nest.
Robin’s nest was created in 2004 to establish a home for HIV/Aids affected children and has become an orphanage for those in need. Jack created shoe racks, organized a hall for teaching welding, helped repair pumps,and spoke to young girls about the importance of education. He was known to help young boys in the community and even assisted in purchasing a dairy cow for the community. We trust that this story will inspire you to move towards your dreams, give to others, and become the authentic person you want to be.
The following is some of Jack’s story in his own words as he wrote to his friends and church…
“The typical bunk bed at the Robin’s Nest Orphanage had locking pins for the top bunks that were broken and falling off, and the ladders were also needing repair badly. For my first project I had to go to town and I bought a heavier locking pin for the safety gate, as others were not strong enough. I had no hydro and this project met with some challenges but turned out well and much safer for the children. To God be the glory, thank you for all the donations to help with these repairs. ”
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” [Read more…]