After five years of short term mission trips to Teso including a one year placement in Eastern Kenya, the Lord called Ellen Allison to full time work in Kengatuny Teso, Western Kenya. It was here that she founded Kenya Sunbeam Ministries. With her extensive nursing experience she had previously set up a medical centre and expected that this would be the work the Lord would have her do, but He showed her clearly that He wanted her to start a children’s home. She was to be “a Light in a dark place.”
She had one request of Him – that He would bring the children to her door as she did not want to have to choose who could come. He did this from the start and has continued to bring in the children who most need it. She named the Sunbeam Children’s Home, after the popular children’s song “Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.” All of the children shine as “Sunbeams” for the Lord!