Encouragement Film Teams
Kakamega Youth Shelter
We operate three Jesus Film Teams in the Western Province of Kenya. Each team show either "The Jesus Film" or "The Passion of the Christ" film no less than 5 times each month in areas where most people have not seen theses films. On an average there will be around 300-500 attendees at each showing. Around 44% of the attendees will pray to receive Christ into their hearts to be their Savior. As of Mar. 30, 2020, in spite of the Covid19 crisis and having to discontinue our public film showings, these 4 film teams have shown the films to more than 631,000 people, with over 277,000 viewers having received Christ. Each new believer is given follow-up materials in their own language and guided to a nearby local church for attending a 12 week Firm Foundation Class that local pastors are equipped with. Heaven is rejoicing, and so are we! You financial donations will help Africans to see and hear the good news about the Savior of the World - Jesus!
In Encouragement Children's Home, Kenya we currently have 51 orphans from three years old to College ages. Sponsors donations help pay for and send these orphans to Primary Schools (Gr. K-8), Boarding High Schools (Gr. 9-12) and Colleges & Technical College. In addition to specific Educational donations, our Orphan Sponsor's donations are used in part to make these education opportunities possible. Thanks to donors, like yourselves, these orphaned children are blessed with educational opportunities they otherwise would never experience. Together we are changing their lives and their God-Given Dreams are being realized. Thanks so much for your partnership in shaping their lives.
In response to the growing crisis of abandoned children and teens in the town of Kakamega, in December 2018, we rented a building and began a Youth Shelter to provide a safe and warm place for abandoned teens to sleep and receive a warm meal. Our objective is to assist the community with the issues facing these young people roaming the street and sleeping in doorways downtown and throughout the city. Our leader of the program is also a Jesus Film Team leader. He conducts educational development programs throughout the public schools in Western Kenya. This program is worthy of your prayers and financial support to operate this Life-Giving Youth Shelter. A $30 donation will feed a child twice a day for and entire month. 100% of all donations are sent directly to assist & feed these precious young people. Thanks for being a part of the solution to this humanitarian crisis.
We currently are assisting a Children's Home in Uganda by providing food for the hungry and at-risk children in Busia, Uganda. We also provide food in a rural church after their Sunday church services for needy kids. Your donation of any size will help feed hungry kids in Western Africa. The meals are prepared by church volunteers and 100% of the food donations are used to purchase the food. Thank you for giving!
All of the school age children are learning regularly how to use a computer. They communicate by e-mail with their monthly sponsors and are learning to use the computer as a reference tool. If you would like to send your old working laptop, we will take it with us to Kenya and an orphaned child will use it regularly.
GARDEN & ANIMALS
An experienced gardener on staff teach the children how to cultivate and grow their own maize on the 2 acre garden space of the Encouragement Center. Gardening skills are essential for the survival of the people in Kenya. We also have raised 3,000 Talapia fish annually in three ponds for food and for sale. Our three milk cows are providing milk daily for the children. 100 chickens were purchased in April 2018 and a Chicken/Egg business is now being operated. The children are being taught to care for chickens and more than 90 eggs per day are sold and the proceeds go to help the 47 orphaned children.