It is amazing what can be done when people come together

It is amazing what can be accomplished when people come together with open hearts for children in need.  At the beginning of December we had hopes and prayers to be able to provide for the needs of the children at their new home in Kitale.  By January 1, 2013 we had collected an additional $27,000 in donations for the care of the children.  With the help of generous spirits we have provided new beds, sheets, blankets, school uniforms, school fees, water filters and a new home for the children we sponsor.  We have also been able to send a grant to finalize the purchase of the land and to begin construction of two additional buildings: a girls dormitory and a building that will provide housing for additional caretakers, a study/dinning room and a new kitchen.

They say a picture tells a thousand words, so check out this 4 minute video that shows the excitement our friends in Kenya are feeling over their new home and enjoy the photo gallery below with pictures from our most recent visit in December 2012.

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Everline is doing great!
Everline is doing great!
New beds, sheets and blankets
New beds, sheets and blankets

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Remjues fishing
Remi enjoys fishing with the kids
playing around after fishing in the fish pond
playing around after fishing in the fish pond
fishing with hands and a net in one of the fish ponds
fishing with hands and a net in one of the fish ponds
Fred and some of the children planting seeds in the garden
Fred and some of the children planting seeds in the garden with the help of the gardeners
Alice and baby Zoe
Alice and baby Zoe
standing in front of the temporary kitchen
standing in front of the temporary kitchen
Fred admiring the new water filters
Fred admiring the new water filters
Sarah
Sarah
Fred getting ready to pay the maize harvesters
Fred getting ready to pay the maize harvesters
"Big" Everlyne has one more year of high school
“Big” Everlyne has one more year of high school
A little child living in Kitale
A little child living in Kitale
Kitale children
Kitale children
This little boy in Kitale was left tended by older siblings while his parents are at work
This little boy in Kitale was left tended by older siblings while his parents are at work

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Maxwell catching fish
Maxwell catching fish
playing Uno
playing Uno

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One of the local women and her son who helped harvest the maize
One of the local women and her son who helped harvest the maize
the temporary dinner table under a shady tree
the temporary dinner table under a shady tree

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The house parents's oldest, Anna, playing with Fred and Alice's youngest, Zoe
The house parents’s oldest, Anna, playing with Fred and Alice’s youngest, Zoe
Playing puzzles in the new orphanage
Sarah, Melvis, Anna and Barbara playing puzzles in the new orphanage

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