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 1/2 of the attendees will pray to receive Christ into their hearts to be their Savior. As of Dec. 31, 2018, these film teams have shown the films to more than 350,000 people, with over 154,000 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.
In response to the growing crisis of abandoned children and teens in the town of Kakamega we rented a building and began a Youth Shelter to provide a safe and warm place for abandoned children & teens to sleep and get 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 schools in Western Kenya. This new program is needing much prayer and donations to provide the necessary supplies to operate this Youth Shelter. A $25 donation will purchase a mattress, blanket and pillow for one child to sleep warmly and in safety. Food donations are also needed to feed these precious children. Thanks for being a part of the solution to this humanitarian crisis.
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.
We have six College students who have been living with us for 15 years and now have graduated from High School in Dec. 2017. They are now in Technical Training Colleges and Universities in Kenya. We have enrolled another 14 of our orphaned HS students in Boarding High Schools. Nine of our orphaned children,, grade 8 students, will begin in Boarding High Schools in January 2019. Educational donations are combined and used 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.
A FREE T-Shirt is mailed to those donating $20 or more for food.
We currently are helping to provide food for another 100 hungry and at-risk children in Western Kenya. We provide a meal once a month in a needy area after a Sunday church service. Your donation of any size will help feed hungry kids. The meals are prepared by church volunteers and 100% of the food donations are used to purchase the food. Thank you for giving!
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 raise 3,000 Talapia fish annually in three ponds for food and for sale. Our two 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.