Dear Hungry4HIM family,
It has been a little while since we sent out our last monthly newsletter as our staff and some of the board were in Kenya since late March. Thanks to all of you who prayed for all the work that was done and were involved in different aspects of supporting the ministry!

March and April sure were a busy time for us. Our board president and staff members spent time traveling and working on a variety of things. However the most rewarding thing is just spending time with people and the children at our partner school locations. Spending time talking and laughing is sometimes the most important part of doing what we do! We thank the Lord for keeping us safe during travels and working all over the place while in country. Also this time we got to meet and accompany some great folks from the US (Agua Viva International and CMG Digital Studios) who came over to help out as well.

We also just returned from CAFO this past weekend in Orlando (Christian alliance for orphans), with whom we are members. It is always a very refreshing time to be around so many other organizations who advocate for orphans and vulnerable children all around the world.

Thanks again to all of you who support this ministry and enable us to be a part of everything God brings our way. Your prayers and support are a part of all the updates we have listed here!

Things that happened in the month of April:
1. Visited and spent quality time with the people we partner with in Kenya
2. Went to our partner schools and gathered updated information/photos on all the children, staff, and projects updates that are underway
3. Trained local women in rural areas to use portable water filtration kits which will save lives from deaths that occur from water born diseases (donated by Water with Blessings)
4. Met and accompanied 2 engineers from Agua Viva International who did site investigations to determine if sites would work for installing their larger water filtration systems on wells
5. Hosted Dennis with CMG Digital Studios who came all the way to Kenya to do ministry filming for us!

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A highlight this month was doing water filtration training with women in the rural communities of Kenya! Thanks to our partnership with Water with Blessings to make this happen. It was humbling to be a part of providing clean water to these families.

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Dear Hungry4HIM family,
As our director and a board member head to Kenya this month we have got a lot going on! We will be visiting with the staff/students/guardian families at the orphan schools, doing water project work in the community, and doing some professional filming. Last minute we were fortunate to have an accomplished film producer jump on board to also head over to Kenya and meet our staff. He will be getting content for our ministry to start producing some better quality videos to share with all of you! This is something we have always wanted to do from a film standpoint but never had the means until now.

We will have a lot more updates when we return from Kenya later in April that we look foward to sharing! God Bless and look forward to communicating back to you what all He does.

In Christ
The Hungry4HIM team

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Dear Hungry4HIM family,
We pray that all of you are having a blessed week filled with peace no matter what the circumstances. Without all of you praying and supporting this ministry we would not be able to help meet not only physical needs but share the love of Christ to the fatherless of the world! We continually feel honored to be a part of this in whatever capacity.

Update on the Children
The national school strike has resided and most schools public/private are functioning normally at this time for which we praise God! All the children have begun a new school year in Kenya and we are excited to get back over and see them all! Pray for those who graduated from the programs that they would take the word of the Lord that was taught and apply it to the rest of their lives. Also continue to pray for the current staff that continues to teach/minister to these kids even though they might have higher paying opportunities elsewhere.

Staff of Hungry4HIM will be heading back to Kenya next month to visit with our partners and get updates on all the children. Please pray for the logistics to go smoothly and safety/good health during travel. The agenda is always jam packed and we trust the Lord to get everything done in the time available.

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Had a great time in Kansas City meeting with some dedicated folks from Agua Viva International and Water with Blessings about implementing large and small scale water filter systems in Kenya! Over 24,000 children under the age of 5 die every day due to water born diseases. Excited to implement these this year at our partner school locations and communities!

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Dear Hungry4HIM family,

We are excited as we enter the new year on what plans God has for us in the ministry! At this time the children at our partner schools in Western Kenya are starting up what is their new calendar school year. There will be new incoming children to the program and saying good-bye to those who graduated out of it last December. It is a time of a lot of transition and moving parts. Pray for wisdom of the Kenyan leaders on the ground as they make difficult decisions.

At this time contracts are re-negotiated with the teachers and staff at the schools. It is always difficult especially in Kenya to keep good teachers for little pay as the government schools are competitive. Many of the teachers at the orphan schools are not there for the money but have a heart for the children. Please pray for the staff who willingly give of themselves each year to keep this ministry going!

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As we enter another New Year we are reminded of why we do what we do! It is so simple yet we tend to miss the basics sometimes. James 1:27 says – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

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Dear Hungry4HIM family,
As we finish out the year and enter this holiday season we are truly grateful for all that we have seen this year. Our organization has gone through many positive changes. We welcomed our first staff members, improved the structure of the organization, increased the amount of communication with our partners in Kenya and are transitioning from a working board to one that oversees. We are thankful for all of our supporters and advocates who partner with us to make it possible. We know that the Lord wants to continue to use the Hungry4HIM family to do great things in 2016 as well. We are hanging on for the ride and look forward to seeing what He is going to do!

New Year Prayers
1. For clear vision and direction in setting yearly goals/projects that will meet physical needs but also minister to the hearts of the fatherless.
2. Pray blessings on the oldest children who graduate this month from our partner schools in Kenya. That their lives would have been changed by the education/care they received and will live their days with the Lord in their hearts.
3. Clear guidance for our Kenyan partners as they choose which young children to accept when the new school year starts back up in January. There are so many in the area and they must make some difficult choices in the selection process.

God Bless,
The Hungry4HIM family

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The children at our partner schools in Kenya did well on their final exams this month! Their school year starts over coming up in Jan 2016. Please pray for wisdom in which children to accept into the program as the oldest graduate/leave. This can be hard as there are so many that need help, but only a few can be picked.

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and thank you to all our partners out there!

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