Action Ministry’s new administration office has come along way since this project began roughly two months ago.  The building has been constructed and is nearing completion.  Action Ministry’s staff can now use the upstair’s room to hold their staff meetings in. Having a permanent administration office at Blessed Camp is going to be a huge help to Action Ministry.  This will provide them with a central location to better care for the residents of Blessed Camp.

Still remaining to be completed are the ceilings and painting.  The budget for this project was $11,000.  So far we have been able to raise $10,000 towards it.  If you would like to help us raise the final $1,000 and finish this project you can donate by clicking the red “View Need” button at the top.

Thank you!

adminLooking good!

admin officeStaff meeting.


Today I want to introduce you to a sweet little girl named Deborah and share how God is working in her life. Deborah is the daughter of Chairman, who is one of the head staff members of Action Ministry. Deborah is almost 5 years old and has cerebral palsy. Chairman and his wife, Bina Boro, have been struggling to provide Deborah with the education and special care she needs. Thanks to wonderful donors we were able to raise funding to cover an entire year of schooling for Deborah at a special needs school in Mombasa.

Last Thursday we went with Chairman and his family to visit Deborah at her school and see the facility first hand. We were wonderfully surprised to see the level of care that is being provided for these children. The children are split into “grades” and learn to count, speak, understand their surroundings and community, as well as, receiving physical therapy each day. As they progress they learn to make crafts and sew. One of the school’s goals is to prepare these students to be integrated into standard schools if and when possible. This school was able to integrate 3 students into standard schools last year.

When Deborah first started attending this school she wasn’t able to use her right arm, but now she is able to pick things up and shake hands using her right arm. Chairman and Bina Boro are thrilled with Deborah’s progress.

We praise God for the opportunity to help Deborah, Chairman and his family.

DSC_8516Chairman, Bina Boro, Deborah (glasses), her brother and fellow classmate.

DSC_8525Learning tools.

DSC_8529Artwork!

DSC_8535Family photo in front of the school.


Happy Friday! Welcome back for another edition of Photo Friday. It’s time to share our favorite photos from the past week with you, so here we go…

From Uganda:

626 - NH Sewing MachinesWe are thrilled to have been able to assist Bringing Hope to the Family repair over 20 sewing machines that are now being used at New Hope Vocational School.

CupsSnack time at Hope Academy!

From Kenya:

adminAction Ministry’s new administration office is nearing completion and the staff are now able to use it!

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!


Last week our wonderful intern Kate headed home after more than a year in Uganda.  Kate lived in Kaihura and worked alongside Bringing Hope to the Family since June of 2013.  She has been a great asset to KTA and a great help to Bringing Hope as well.  If you have read any of her posts over the last year you can see that she had quite an adventure and was able to see much of Uganda. While in east Africa, she was also able to visit Mombasa and see Action Ministry’s work first hand. I am sure that Bringing Hope will miss her dearly, but are grateful for time they had with her.

Kate, thank you for setting aside this time and investing your life in others.  We appreciate you!

20140627_090320 Faith, Kate, the Sasser’s and our volunteers, Paulina and Kim posing for a photo in Kaihura.

 


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One week from today I will be flying out of Uganda and back to the United States. While I am very much looking forward to seeing all of my friends and family back in America, it is biter-sweet to be leaving the place I have called home for a year, and the people I have grown to love. This has been such an amazing year, full of ups and downs, crazy adventures, and so many experiences that brought growth.

I have so many great memories to take back with me: movie night at Hope Academy, where we huddled around a computer balanced on top of three stacked desks, seeing the transformation that has occurred in Everest’s life, riding on a boda for what felt like a million miles to a community that had just been given a new water well, trekking up the hill to Hope Academy in the mud and the rain to see an amazing/hilarious parade of skits and song and dance numbers at their graduation, sitting a the Village Art café on so many afternoons enjoying a soda.

I am truly grateful to have been able to have lived and worked in Kaihura with Bringing Hope to the Family. Even though I’m leaving for right now, instead of “goodbye”, I’ll just say “see you later Kaihura”.