In January of 2013, when Olalo of Hope-Kenya became a reality, we forged ahead after much research, planning and prayers! We knew what we wanted to accomplish and prayed for direction on how to get that done. So, now that the year is almost over, I can look back and see the successes, but I also can see where we came up short. I never did update this blog as often as I should have. I didn’t quite get the hang of our Facebook page – understanding where you post things and who gets it and who doesn’t. The newsletter didn’t always get out on time, nor did the Pray for Kenya prayer letter.
BUT...God...He is faithful. He always answered our prayers AND...children were able to continue their education...the sick were treated...surgery and hospitalizations were paid for...medicines for healing were purchased...supplies for Community Support were sent...and new businesses were funded.
To date we have never had to turn away anyone seeking help; whether it was picking up their education tuition support or purchasing much needed prescriptions for healing.
Life Change is taking place in Oyugis, Kenya, and after all, that’s what it’s all about!
2014 will be here in just a few weeks and the need will continue to grow as more children need funds to stay in school, as malaria and typhoid continue to plague the people, and as more children are left as orphans as AIDS takes the lives of moms and dads.
The one thing we know is the need is great, but our God is greater! We pray that by this time next year, we can still say we never had to turn anyone away.
During the new year, we would like to be able to share more about Olalo of Hope-Kenya with area churches, to let people know who we are, what we are doing and how they can help. We are not looking for the church to support Olalo, (not that we’d turn it down), but just to be given the opportunity to share Olalo with others.
If you have opportunities for us to share Olalo in the Portland/Vancouver area, let us know. You can email us on our Contacts page. You can also request our December newsletter to be sent or emailed.
Until next time...
Nyasaye Ogwedhi! Merry