Greetings Brethren and Happy Sabbath.
Our Creator is Awesome, and the Power of Prayer is Extremely Inspiring to us. As you probably know our little Timothy was struck in the head and knocked unconscious by a falling banana tree. He was hospitalized and remained unconscious. But after requesting prayers for Timothy, he came awake and aware, but still could not speak, and lacked motor skills. (We were informed that head injuries of the degree he sustained can take a very long time [if ever] to fully recover.) So Timothy returned back home to Sengera House, and Brian (Ibu) cared for him. You may have seen the picture posted in the “September 29th Update” of Ibu feeding Timothy?
Well, prayers continued, and almost immediately after returning to the orphanage, Timothy began speaking and had a full recovery. The following week his Grandmother died, and he requested to travel to his homeland to bury her. We agreed, and he traveled back for the burial. At that time the Feast of Tabernacles was upon us, so he kept the Feast with the
Brethren there in Narok. (Timothy sends his heartfelt thanks to all of you for praying for his prompt and full recovery.) The pictures below were taken last
week before he returned back to Sengera House. As you can see, he is fully recovered and doing quite well.
|Yes, that’s Timothy plowing his deceased Grandmother’s field.|
Timothy in the blue jacket preparing the ground so his orphan cousin (pictured in the white jacket) can plant some vegetables and survive. All of our brethren over there are peasant farmers. There are no food banks. (If you don’t work hard and dig the ground, and if you’re not blessed with a good harvest, you starve.)
Timothy requested to return to the orphanage with his little cousin, hoping to move him into Sengera House. But we had to turn his request down. With the cost of school fees (schools are just beginning to open back up in Kenya) and the constant threat of being jailed and bribery by the authorities, taking on additional orphans at this time, would be a bit too costly for our current budget. (And there are other church orphans currently suffering who have previously requested to be taken in.) As mentioned in a recent “Kenya Update” 15% of households in Kenya
are headed by an orphan sibling. 700 children in the country are orphaned every day (this is a child every two minutes.) And many of these children are our very own brethren.
We (Kenya Hands of Hope) have been busy assisting our impoverished brethren the best we can, especially the “true” widows and church orphans, but yes, there are still some more of our brethren who are suffering and in need of help.
I was once criticized and told that “I’m always asking for money” But Brethren, please understand the need is great over there amongst our Brethren. And no one (I mean “no one”) is living extravagantly in any way. Even when we travel to visit church groups, to encourage them, and council perspective members who request visits, we stay at the cheapest places we can find, usually $10 for the night (sometimes even $5 a night when we can find.)
We continue to struggle to distribute funds according to priority. And our Lord continues to stretch the funds that are received. We pray always to be good stewards, because the “need” “crop” “harvest” is “tremendous” “great”. But (as our Lord said) the “laborers” “workers” “supporters” are few. And please remember that I’m only another spoke in the wheel. Thankfully it’s our lord at the helm. So let us pray Him to send forth more laborers, so we can help more of our brethren both physically and most importantly Spiritually, especially now with the harvest knocking at our door.
The toughest part of bringing this to the table is “not wanting” the ones who contribute regularly to give more. This is Not for their ears, this is for others who have “ears” to “hear” and “eyes” to “see”. We need more of our brethren to become aware of the dire needs of our poor brethren living in these 3rd world countries around the world who are really suffering, and to join hands with us in assisting them, especially the suffering widows and orphans.
We don’t need a ton of money; we just need a few more brethren over here in these wealthier countries to become aware of the suffering, and to join us in assisting the best we can. If others only knew of the need, some would help on the spot. So please, if you can in any way give this some exposure, please do so. Even now, our funds are totally depleted.
We started “KHofH” back in 2007, and have assisted many “true” widows and church orphans over the years. Our “Update Page”
khofh.org which documents what we have been doing with the funds received goes back for many years. Please take the time to check it out. You will see that Much has been (and is being) accomplished. Please join hands with us as we move forward, working together in unity, under the leadership and guidance of our Lord and Savior, the one and only true Head of the church.
Your brother in Christ.
*If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call or contact anytime night or day, our brethren need our help.
Phone #: 843-447-0140
Web site: khofh.org