People to People and Ministry:
Isiolo Trip: Northern Kenya Feeding Program
We are building a church in Isiolo. We wanted to lead with that….now for the explanation. In June, we traveled to Isiolo to check in on the feeding program, as well as to get updates on the children and host a special meal with the community. The feeding program is continuing to do well. Many families in the community rely on this feeding program and receive great benefit from it. Unfortunately, this program has been facing difficulties recently. The church that hosts the feeding program has no permanent place to meet. They have been renting a small room for the feeding program, as well as a place for their small fellowship to meet. It has helped, but renting this space has been unreliable and expensive. It also fails to give the ministry a feeling of permanence. We do own a large piece of land, but until recently security concerns have kept us from being able to build a permanent building…until now. On this visit the local Chief and Governor assured us, that because of the consistent support that is being offered to the community, he will stand with us by providing security so that we can build a permanent structure on the land. To have this kind of support and partnership is a huge blessing. We are very excited for this fellowship and for this community. If you are interested in helping with the construction of this church, or in supporting this feeding program, you can do so here. (If so, please send us an email at email@example.com so that we can properly allocate the funds. Thanks!)
Ministry and People to People
We thought we had finished the People to People Updates for this year, but we recently got a message from the main office In OKC that a church wanted to sponsor many new children. So, in July we were able to add several new children from our existing orphanage partnerships. We were also able to visit Huruma Children’s Home in Eldoret, Kenya, and add them into the People to People partnership program. This is a great ministry that we have helped in the past through land hiring for crop production, but we are grateful that we will now be able to partner with this orphanage on a regular basis.
Nakuru CMD Water Filter Project
We have been working on a water filtration system for Nakuru CMD. They have a well on the property with nearly unlimited amounts of water, but it’s not consumable due to high levels of fluoride. We are installing a reverse osmosis filter and piping system to fix the problem. This will not only allow them to consume the water freely, but we are also considering opening a water kiosk to sell the water within the community (at a discounted rate as compared to city water). This will benefit the greater community as well as generate a little income for the orphanage. The whole system was quite expensive, costing way more than we expected, but we are believing this is going to benefit the children of Nakuru CMD greatly. We are hoping this project will be completed, with the filter installed within the next week.
Sustainable Development Project Updates:
Nakuru CMD Farm Project
This project has really taken off and things are going even better than expected. They have started harvesting sukuma (leafy vegetable similar to kale/collards) and they are getting 3 large sacks every week and a half. This is giving a large nutritional boost to the feeding program. These plants will continue to produce for the next year! Beans were harvested a few weeks ago, producing 5-90kg sacks, and last week we harvested over 4,000lbs. of potatoes! The maize is also growing very well and will be ready to harvest in November. This project is providing food for the feeding program, as well as income through vegetables sold in the local market.
Hosanna Children’s Home Tilapia Pond
The fish pond at Hosanna is continuing to go well. Because of the well-established program, they have received a grant that will allow them to expand the current fish pond. The grant will upgrade all materials as well as restock the pond after selling this stock. This is a huge blessing because it increases the profit greatly as well as improves the program for the future. The funds generated will help support the feeding program and provide educational fees for the children at Hosanna Children’s Home.
Garsen Church Relief and Farm Project
There is a small fellowship in Garsen, Kenya, that has been devastated recently by flooding. This fellowship was started and is lead by National Missionary, Bocha Hussein. It is an extremely needy area in the Eastern part of the country. We are thankful that we were able to offer relief support to the families, as well as give funds to replant and expand a farming project for the families in the church. Our prayer is that this will give them a chance to recover, as well as provide them a chance at a brighter future.
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Top-10 Family Moments
(in no particular order)
1. Back to School!
2. Sophie’s Birthday! Sophie turned 6 on June 11.
3. Aunt Jenn and Ashley visit.
4. Stedman PH Mission Team: Maddison and Courtney Visit
5. Visiting Projects as a Family
6. Family Hiking Trips: Mt. Longonot and Ngong Hills
7. Visit to Thompson Falls
8. Visits to Giraffe Sanctuary and Elephant Orphanage
9. Walks in Karura Forest
10. Jamie’s Mt. Kenya Trek/Jessica’s Ladies Get-a-Ways to Amboseli and the Mara.
(Because everybody loves pictures of the kids)
- That we would love God and others as He loves us, and that we will be faithful in all the areas that He is calling us.
- For continued direction, favor, and wisdom in our ministry.
- For our marriage to grow stronger every day.
- For Sophie and Ethan…that they will feel a meaningful connection to our ministry and that they both will grow to love and serve Jesus.
- For the Nation of Kenya, and the individuals, ministries, and churches we support.
- For our extended families as they adjust back to life without us and the kids.
- For good health, safety and protection.
Opportunity to Give/Support:
As always, we are looking for opportunities to expand our network of partners. If you are currently one of our partners, would you prayerfully consider sharing about our ministry with your friends and family? We would love to have open doors into new churches, small groups, and home groups. If you have friends, family, or contacts that you feel may be interested in learning about our vision for outreach in Kenya, please let us know.
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