Goodbye to Florida, Hello to Kenya!
We have just completed our journey back to Kenya; flying from Ft Myers, to Philly, to London, then finally arriving in Nairobi! Saying frequent goodbyes can be a difficult part of this life, but the great news is that there are also frequent hellos! Our time in the U.S. with friends, family, and churches has been WONDERFUL. We shared ministry stories, caught up on some important life events, and made time for a few health tune-ups. Now it’s time to turn our focus once more toward living life in Kenya.
Our work continues with the CMF/ Missions of Hope team serving Jesus in the slums of Nairobi and the remote villages of Turkana, and we are excited to see the plans God has in store for us!
While we have been on furlough in the US there have been a couple of significant MoHI (Missions of Hope) ministry events that we are excited to share with you.
- This past November, 414 MoHI 8th grade students sat for the KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exam and 95.6% qualified for high school. These students began their new school year at the their new high schools just this week. You can read more about this extraordinary achievement at this link. If you, or perhaps your small group, are interested in sponsoring one of these High School students for $70 per month, ($840 a year) please click here. The opportunity your sponsorship provides for one of these young men or women will have a significant impact on them and on the Kingdom of God.
- While the education of children, infused with the Word of God in every aspect has always been the backbone of Missions of Hope, a new program was recently launched, aimed at reaching children living in the slums with severe disabilities. The harsh reality of life in the slums is that many of these children live in the shadows, hidden away in dark shanties as their parents lack the means to properly care for them, or are embarrassed to bring them out. This program will enable some of these children to receive training in life skills, as well as much-needed physical and occupational therapy. Click here to watch a brief video about the new program, or click here to read heart warming details about the opening of the center.
Someone recently asked us if this return trip to Kenya felt like we were going home or leaving home, and our answer was “Yes”! Our love for the people in both places means we live with one foot in America and one foot in Kenya. While the transitions can be challenging, we know we are blessed beyond measure with the opportunity to serve our Lord at this time in this way. We are grateful to be blessed with your support, and sheltered by your prayers.
Dennis and Renda