My name is Edward Phillips and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I graduated from Clemson University in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Public Relations, minors in non-profit leadership and education. I work for the non-profit organization, Choose to Invest. Check out the Choose to Invest page to find information about them. I am the Director of Kimbilio Project. Kimbilio Project is a refuge for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya.
Everyone of you has a vision for something. This vision could be to be a Godly man or woman, great father or mother, be Jesus to people you work with, teach your child about Jesus, be a missionary, plant a church, etc.
On June 19, 2010 I visited a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya while participating in the Journey Internship with Choose to Invest. I stooped through the door of a painted gate to see a four-story, concrete orphanage before me. At the time I felt something move in me and I was not sure what it was. With each step that I took towards the orphanage I knew what was moving in me. It was a vision God was giving me to start an orphanage in Kenya. Not just another orphanage but an orphanage that cares for children holistically, develops leaders of orphan care within our staff, and helps other homes better care for their children. This vision began about two and half years ago when I was only nineteen years old and each day it becomes more of a reality. I work full time for Choose to Invest and I am the Director of Kimbilio Project.
This blog will consist of a variety of things to show you how this vision God gave me is becoming a reality. I will be posting things about my walk with Christ, research I am doing, advice I want to offer up, things about fundraising and marketing, things from my job with Choose to Invest, experiences from my travels, and much more. I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. Thanks for stopping by!