Voice In The Wilderness COG
Kenya Hands of Hope
5525 Springs Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
I have just returned from Kenya, and want to thank you and
our Heavenly Father for another very successful trip. Our brethren also send you
their Highest Greetings and want to thank all of you who have been assisting
them. Your compassion and help has eased their suffering tremendously.
Let me start my report in Sengera, at the orphanage where
we have six girls and seven boys residing. These children originally arrived at
Sengera House weak, undernourished, wearing the only clothes they possessed, and
in very low spirits. But it didn’t take long for all of that to change once
living in the uplifting and healthy environment of the orphanage. Thanks to your
donations, all of the children are now well nourished, properly clothed, and all
in school. It was such a pleasure to be with them during my visit, and
experience the love that flourishes amongst them. The oldest is a boy by the
name of Nehemiah. He has such a wonderful attitude and personality; he has
become their elder brother, taking charge of them in such a loving manner. Each
night before going to bed, you will find Nehemiah leading them in hymns (usually
4 or 5) then giving a Bible study. The children all participate, and the love
and affection they all show towards one another is quite moving to say the
Kenya Hands of Hope is in the process of helping our Impoverished Brethren (with our Focus on Widows & Orphans.) We are also Preaching the Gospel of Repentance to both the World and the Church, as we patiently await the return of our Lord and Savior, and the establishment of His Kingdom here on earth.
||Kenya Population: 45 Million|
||42% Younger than 14 years of age|
||50% live below poverty level, with 23% living on less that $1. per day.|
||Number of Orphans: (in the Millions and growing!)|
|Nehemiah asking questions after hymns and Bible study|
|The children’s gardens are growing well
||The Sengera House Orphans|
Thanks to you donors, we were also able to pay school fees for orphans from
other cog groups. Pictured above are four children from Nyamaruma church group.
We are also in the process of building a small mud house for a young “True
widow” in Ogembo. She is raising four children, has a job and has been paying
the school fees for all of them. But her old house has a leaking roof, and is
collapsing. Thanks to you donors, they will soon be living under a dry roof.
(They also have no furniture except for one bed, so we hope to purchase them another bed, a table and some chairs.)
At the border group near Maasai tribe, your donations have dug a well, and they are so appreciative to now have water. (you can see pictures and a full report on much of what I’m mentioning here on the Web site, listed under “Latest Update.”
We have also been pushing the Gospel and visiting more of our remote church groups. Pictured below is a meeting we had with some of the brethren from the Great Rift Valley near Bomet Kenya. (They have an old guitar and sang a beautiful hymn praising God.)
Picture on the right shows the boys at Sengera
House busy preparing the ground to pour concrete for the new clothes washing
station. These children are so energetic and experienced in so many trades now,
including pouring concrete.
Yes Brethren, your donations have been accomplishing much. We thank our Heavenly
Father daily for bringing all of us together to do this wonderful work which is
Glorifying Him, and for continuing to stretch the funds that come into Kenya
Hands of Hope.
May our Almighty Abba Father Bless all of you.
Your brother in Christ
|Clothes washing station||
|James in front of his corn field|
The children are growing maze (corn) ground nut (peanuts) onions, beets, kale, squash, okra, and more. They just love working in the garden, and watching the crops grow. It’s thanks to you donors who have made all of this possible.