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Nico is halway through his internship and he is so excited to bring back all that he has learned to his community in Lodwar, Kenya.
One of the greatest things about this internship is the variety of skills he is learning. He has learned how to make organic soap, how to manage bee frames, plant and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, how to raise livestock and is hoping to learn how to make cheese soon!
These skills will allow Nico to not only provide a living for himself, but also to teach these valuable skills to the heroes at New Hope Children! Between these skills and the well and greenhouse tents, our food expense will be diminished significantly.
Check out the slideshow above to see him goofing around at the farm, stopping at a special auto shop and some of the flowers grown at the farm!
Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers for Nico!
Francis, one of our children, had a hard time believing a promise God told him in the desert several years ago. Francis is one of only a few children of ours who did not come from living in the landfills of Lodwar. He was a young shepherd boy living over two hours away from our New Hope Center when a local missionary found him on the brink of death. Neglected by his guardians, Francis was said to be emaciated, dehydrated and fighting to survive. When the
missionary offered to bring him to New Hope Children, Francis knew his caretakers would say “no” to him leaving his duties there and almost gave up hope. Then suddenly, he heard God’s voice, “go and ask your guardians, I have gone
before you and have put a yes in their mouths.” With trepidation and confusion Francis obeyed and went to their hut to ask. It was a “Yes”!
Francis is one of the most enthusiastic, grateful, hard working students you will ever meet and his story is a beautiful example of God’s fulfilled promises to His children. He is getting excellent grades and excels in football as well!
Melvin's story is one of amazing transformation.
When she was young, her parents died of Tuberculosis. She was forced to live on the streets and couldn't find enough food to eat. By the time she was rescued, she was so emaciated that she couldn't hold down regular food.
But after she received the care she needed, she began to grow... both physically and emotionally. She was very shy and would barely speak when she first arrived to the center. But today, she is the leader of the pack!
Her natural leaderships skills seem to allign perfectly with what she wants to be when she grows up: a nurse.
Thank you for your support of children like Melvin. You are changing lives one child at a time!
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Benson is one of the oldest heroes at the center. He has three brothers and his mom is a pastor. Due to the poverty in Lodwar, it was impossible to provide for all the boys on a pastor's salary.
So Benson came to the center and his life has changed. He has access to food, water, shelter and most importantly, an education.
One of the things not everyone knows about Benson is that he is an AMAZING soccer player. He practices often and is very dedicated. His favorite team is Manchester United.
Thank you for supporting New Hope Children, so we can help even more children like Benson! We are so thankful for your faithfulness.
On Giving Tuesday, we shared a vision with all of you- we wanted to make the Center sustainable. We presented 5 projects as part of phase 1, that would help empower the Kenyans so they could eventually sustain the Center on their own (and so we could move into other countries around the world).
You responded and you helped us raise more than we ever have before: $39,500! If you would like to help us meet the remaining $500, you can do so here.
Thanks to your generosity, we are able to implement these projects this year!
And we were actually able to start on one right away: the well! Check out this video!
Thank you so much for your willingness to spread the word, set up fundraisers and donate to help make this possible. We are so thankful for your generosity!
George Eliot once said “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.”
The heroes have all come from backgrounds where they had nothing.... nothing to provide for themselves or their loved ones.
Their lives were transformed when they came to the center, they had things they had never had before: a bed, clothes, 3 meals a day.
But perhaps the most amazing part? Once they were given these things, their first inclination was to give.
The New Hope heroes have led the charge to bring food and water to the Turkana people. Many from this tribe are impoverished and are greatly blessed by these resources.
As the children give these resources, they also share their faith. They want the Turkana people to know where their hope comes from and who has transformed them.
The heroes have taken what they have been given and use that to help others. It’s truly amazing to see children lead this charge. Their compassion for others who are in need and how they give of themselves is truly remarkable. They are grateful to be able to give.
Thank you for empowering them to do this!
Swena’s story is the story that usually stops people in their tracks.
At 2 1/2 years old, she was wandering the streets all by herself in search of food. At 2 1/2 years old.
Imagine if this happened in you neighborhood. CPS would be called. Police would be knocking on doors in search of her parents.
With poverty as extreme as it is in Lodwar, there are many children who lose their parents or cannot be provided for. They have nowhere to go but the streets... even a toddler.
However, that is not where her story ends.
Dickson, the Director of the New Hope Children Center in Lodwar, Kenya brought Swena to the Center. Since she was brought in, she has been nuriushed with good food, clean water, given medical attention and is loved by 26 big brothers and sisters on a daily basis. She is in school and falls asleep every night in a safe place, knowing she is loved.
Thank you for all you do to help us support children like Swena. Please take a moment to pray for Swena today- that God would continue to guide her path as she becomes the world changer she is destined to be.
Do you have a long commute in the morning? Are you in need of a podcast that will fill you up?
Well, New Hope Children is starting a podcast!
We know that the stories of the New Hope heroes have blessed many and we want share these stories of faith, hope, endurance and redemption with many others.
Each week we will explore a topic to dwell on for the week. Through a bible verse, stories from the New Hope Children and other inspirational stories, we ask you to join with us in a deeper dive into these important topics.
So be sure to subscribe when we air the first episode in a few weeks and to sign-up for our emails and follow us on Facebook and to get updates there!
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