My Interview with Dr. Charles Mully
Sasha: This is just such an awesome opportunity, and I want to thank you for that.
Dr. Mully: Thank you so much. It’s my pleasure.
Sasha: My children and I got a chance to watch the movie about a week ago, and we loved it. My older kids, my son is almost 13 years old, and my 10 year old daughter, and it is so inspiring, and so life changing, and so I’m just honored by this.
I’d like to start with, by asking you about your childhood, because in the movie we saw that you became abandoned. You were an orphan at age six, and in our country we have the foster care system that many people step in, and try to raise the children that don’t have families, but what was it like for you? What was that like for all those years?
Dr. Mully: In Kenya, we didn’t have foster care. Adoption is not there. However, there are a few children’s homes that are run to help children to grow up. But during my time, there were no children’s home that are willing … that could support children who are really in my extreme poor situation, and so we, I was abandoned during that time, I servant enough, and I [inaudible 00:02:12] and lack of food, and then lack of education, and lack of shelter. So it was very hard for me to survive.
Sasha: I had a question, and this one actually was from my son who watched it. He wants to know, did you have doubts? Did you question yourself when you first gave up your businesses, and your money, and your income? How hard was that? Did you suffer with doubting that decision?
Dr. Mully: Yeah. Of course, it started when my car was stolen by street boys, a gang, all apparently having driven 322 kilometers, out from the city where I used to leave, and after that it was …, and I was very, very angry about these children. But when I came to discover that I was one of them many years ago, and I regretted that I did not give them help.
That’s when I could not work anymore, and this came to me, in a very powerful way, and I fell, dropped my car to my house, when I was in a great doubt, I became out of myself. And so during that time, God was speaking to me, and then I felt, yes you must care for the children. You must care for the children who have no father. Then I became father to them. And so I did all the things. I just open myself, and I started going to the streets, and I’d go to mentioned into our house, and then I built a home for them, schools. I build also dormitories, a place for them to sleep, and then that was after that date eight years that I’ve been doing this work.
Sasha: So did you know when you first started this that it would be this big? Did you know that you would take in many, many children? Or did you just think it would be a few that you would be rescuing?
Dr. Mully: Right away … in the beginning my heart was so big. And I wanted to do as many as children that I could help, but I did not know exactly how many children I could help. And then of course, when I look back and we help over twelve thousand children, over 2200 children we have at the moment, then I think even a greater number again in the future.
Sasha: Wow, okay. So my next question, I’m going to quote a Bible verse. “Faith without works is dead,” it says in the book of James. And so my question to you is, what advice or what message do you have for Christians who struggle with putting their faith into action, and doing what God is calling us to do?
Dr. Mully: I would like for us to encourage all the Christians that we are born to bear fruit. Of course, Jesus say that any tree that does not bear good fruit, it is better that it is cut and thrown to fire. And therefore, my advice is that as Christians we need to help each other, and especially those who are poor, children who are orphans, children who have been neglected by society, and children who are really helpless.
They don’t get food, they are in the street. Also here, in your country, and in other places where you feed them street people, this is our responsibility. The care, and you give one, even one child at that time, it means quite a lot, and therefore our love should be in abundance to those who do not have, and those who are going without, who do not have [inaudible 00:07:30] quickly.
Sasha: What can we do to help orphans in crisis around the globe, whether it’s in America or somewhere else? What can we do?
Dr. Mully: One thing that I encouragement people is that in America, Africa, or in Europe, or anywhere around the globe, is that we need to have love, because love is greatest of all. We can have faith, we can have hope in all what we do, but all in all love.
We need to make sure that we give a happy home to a child, to a young mother, to an old mother, to men and women who are completely consumed by extreme, extreme poverty, and the duty abounds to children, and go to them, and the main desire, my vision is to ask the people to join together and the orphans, the very poor and the other people that have no ways we can help them. We can pray for them, we can encourage them, we can give them bread. We can give them something to drink. We can also give them even clothing, even shelter.
So these are some of the things that I would like to ask the people, and also the love of God. The love that has got no borders, for us to extend to the people. Because when you love people, then you love God. When you love God, we must love the people, and then we’ll make this world a better place here, our future generation for our children will be a better place.
Sasha: And how can we help Mully Children’s Family? Is there a way that we can help you guys and support you?
Dr. Mully: Yes, thank you. There are a few ways that you can help us to achieve this great goal.
- By praying for Mully Children’s Family in Africa
- and also by encouraging other people in the name of the Mully Children’s Family through Christ Jesus to encourage them to love those children who are not supported, all those who are not sponsored, or some of these children who need first aid. We need to help them.
- But three, we also need setup in terms of energy, because this work consumes a lot of energy. We need prayer for strength to carry on, and to have love for them.
- And finally we also need financial support that can also enable us in Africa, especially now where we have a lot of fear drought, and we, Mully Children’s Family, we are supporting more than 80,000 children in the surrounding communities, in our own children, 3,200. We need food, we need books, because we don’t get support in terms of materials from the government, and so we need help on that. We can also, our number of our office is through www.mcfus.org. That is the website, our email is mully [at] mcfus.org so that one you can reach out to our office in Atlanta.
Sasha: Well, that is all the questions I had for you, and I pray … we’re praying as a family for you guys, and I pray for this movie that God will use your story to reach millions of people in our country, and in the rest of the world, and I just thank you so much for all you’re doing.
Dr. Mully: Yes. May I also, I say, thank you so much for listening, and asking very straight forward good questions. I invite all the people here in America to my movie, which is mullymovie.com. It will be screened across the country from the 3rd, 4th to 5th October 2017, and we will be so happy to have you as our guest, because we have over 800 theaters across this country.
Sasha: Okay, yes. Thank you so much. I really appreciate that.
Dr. Mully: Thank you very much, and I’m so happy that I could speak to you, and that your passion, both for the ministry of the Mully Children’s Family to continually pray for us, and we shall also be praying for you and your family. Thank you so, so much.