Dear Hungry4HIM family,
The elections from earlier this year were voided by the Kenyan Supreme Court, so there will be another election on Oct 16. Please be in prayer between now and then, and then after the elections, for peace, fairness, and for God to install whoever He pleases for His purposes.
Trip Report by Jeff Meyer, H4H Board Member
Greetings to Hungry4Him Family, Friends, and Supporters,
Recently I was blessed with another opportunity to visit Kenya, and spend time with Pastor Benard Ondiek, and the teachers, pastors, and nearly 800 children at the Benard’s Vision Schools in Ahero and Wachara. Actually, three teams from Georgia and North Carolina visited Kenya this summer over a six week period, so a great deal of support was being provided to the needs of the ministries there.
For me, this was my fourth trip, and each one seems to surpass the previous. I was able to gather updated information and pictures, and meet new students, teachers, and pastors. I saw the new classrooms, new dining hall, and a new church. Our team was able to provide much needed Bibles, hymn books and teaching supplies. We were able to supplement the hard working, dedicated teachers’ salaries, and provide additional food for the children. What a joy it was to be there and to experience the amazing work that is being done.
With the faithful, longtime support of our H4H family, as well as other ongoing ministries, these orphan children are being fed, educated, cared for, loved, and taught of the Love of Christ. Not merely in words, but in action. “Faith without good deeds is no faith at all” (James 2:17) always comes to mind when I reflect on the work we are all apart of. There are new classrooms, dormitories for children and teachers, better dining facilities, and recreation areas. The children are being fed two meals per day, provided teaching supplies, uniforms, and now some even housing that they can call home. There is a new modern health clinic at the Wachara school that would seem to be an “impossibility” to us, but of course, “Humanly speaking it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God” (Mark 10:27). Praise Him!
This trip reinforced what I already knew in my heart. That the work, efforts, prayers, and support that our H4H family provide are truly making a difference in the lives of the children in Kenya. Not just from a day to day perspective… but an eternal difference in these lives. Lives, physically and spiritually, are being saved every day. How humbling that God would use us in this way.
Some of our sponsors and family are new, while others have partnered with us for many years. Our H4H board and volunteers thank you all deeply for your faithfulness in support, prayers, and being a part of our mission there. We serve Him together in this work. May our Lord truly bless you. May a special portion of blessings be upon Corinth, Ivy Creek, and Grace Presbyterian Churches for the teams they sent this year. If you would like more info on how to be more involved, or would care to read a more detailed report of my recent trip, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail me directly at email@example.com and I will be happy to send you my complete report which includes some beautiful pictures of children, teachers, and staff.
“Let us stop just saying we love each other, let us really show it in our actions” (1 John 3:18).
Together in Christ,
Director of Sponsorship
Hungry 4 Him Ministries