On December 18th we had the pleasure of informing our partner in Kenya, Fred Afwai, that our prayers have been answered and we have raised three times the amount we had set for our 2011 goal; we were able to raise $15,000! This is the very amount that Fred told us that he would need for a down payment on the land we would like to purchase in Kitale, Kenya to be the future site of the new orphanage and community center. As they say in Kenya, “God is Good all the time, and all the time, God is Good!”.
Here is Fred’s words upon receiving the news,
“Words cannot explain how we feel with this good news, surely we praise the Lord for His goodness. This has been our prayer day and night for God to work out His ways so we can move forward with the plans to relocate the children. I called Alice to share the good news with the children and they were all so happy to hear about it… we are all praising God for this miracle, we shall also continue to commit all that have given to the Lord to bless and meet all their needs.”
So for us at Light Up Hope, there is no better way to end our first year than in celebration! We would like to specifically thank the community at Discovery Church
in Broomfield, Colorado, who gave selflessly and generously to support our vision.
We also want to thank the Discovery community for the love and support they have given, and continue to give, to our efforts and to the children at Hands with Hope Orphanage. We look forward with great HOPE for 2012!
Mike and Kelly Little