Here are some recent photos of the children’s home. This home is built on a foundation of love. So many of you have supported this project with your prayers, support, encouragement and perseverance. We are so grateful to see God’s fruit from our Heartbeat community.
“Our new house that we humbly dedicate to the innocent children in Taita county! It is never by our efforts or strength, but He who dwells in us! We give you glory! Abba Father!” -Oliver Mbogho
This place has everything. Indoor plumbing and a latrine!
We are so grateful for everyone’s continuing support. As you could see our farm sign had seen better days, and often times people would not be able to find our farm. But not anymore, we have a new bright sign! Sharing God’s love with the people of Bura.
After: Welcome to Heartbeat Ministries Kenya, Jesus Unstoppable Love!
What do Tuk-tuk’s and fences have to do with each other? And what is a Tuk-tuk? God has most recently provided our Kenyan farm with a Tuk-tuk (an Auto Rickshaw). We will be using this to move supplies to and around the farm, before we were carrying things by hand, wheelbarrow or bike. Check out our new ride!
And what about those fences? After one mamas group made their keyhole gardens they were having issues with chickens eating their vegetables. So Heartbeat partnered with the group, they worked at our farm and ten mamas received fencing for their hard work.
Without fencing these women would continue to struggle to keep their own gardens alive.
Our Christmas Newsletter is out!
Get updates about our Farm in Kenya, our mama’s organic farming groups, the Christmas project and much more!
We love living in Bura and the more Heartbeat grows the more communities we are able to reach. About a 30 minute walk from the Heartbeat Farm is a village called Sechu. This village is filled with hard working people who are extremely hospitable, when we visit our Sechu family most often they will not let us go home without sitting down for a cup of chai and maybe a plate of Githeri (a common meal made of beans and maize).
Here are some of our mamas who are part of our organic farming groups.
Our farming practices can turn soil that looks like this…
…into this! A garden blooming with kale, tomatoes, cilantro and chilli.
Our team comes to Sechu to show group members how they can use any materials on their land to build vibrant gardens, chemical free. Using any type of soil and recycled materials including compost and grey water.
Group members travel from home to home helping each other in building their gardens.
When a member builds their garden Heartbeat Farms provides the group member with a variety of seedings from our nursery.
One garden can feed a family of five for up to three years. Often group members will share their yield with many homes in their community.
When we’re not working in the dirt we are spending time with awesome kids.
Heartbeat Loves Sechu
We love getting updates from our farm in Kenya and we thought you would too. Here are photos of our children’s home with its new doors and windows. Thank you for your donations and prayers. Your supports make homes like this possible.
We have more have more crops filling our farm. Kale is one of the staple foods of a Kenyan diet. The more crops the more our farm can support local feeding programs.
The water tank is full! This is a great way to use recycled water to maintain our crops and increase yield.
The team is planting endless amounts of watermelons now that we have the water.
Oliver and the team are working on the farms first tractor chicken coop. Its a a way to raise chickens where they can be moved around the farm to control weeds and bugs, while being protected from wild animals. Its also a easy way to fertilize the farm.
Summer is on the wane, and as the winds blow strongly, I am thinking about the awesome Winds of His Spirit!!
Soon, Heartbeat, together with Catch the Fire Halifax are beginning a time of soaking learning and loving His presence.
Starting Wednesday evenings at 7:00 until 9:00 sharp, September 11th, we will be learning about Hearing God’s Voice by Mark Virkler, followed immediately at 8:00 P.M. with soaking in His Presence ( Holy Spirit )
In four weeks time, Thursday night, October 3rd, Charlie will be teaching Bill Johnston’s brand new released study Hosting the Presence. This study will be limited to 12 people to keep the group interactive as there is daily reading to this study, interaction, fellowship, praying for one another etc. Charlie asks that you pray before you decide to come as this a commitment of 8 weeks, complete with a workbook. As you register, we will give you the cost for your workbook. An amazing course, Charlie has said! If you want to register for this one, please call Elaine at 865-4714. Depending on the response we may offer this one at two locations.
Tuesday night at 7:00 PM we will be doing the second Healing of the Heart workbook with the existing class. But will start the first class / with workbook again as soon as this class finishes in seven weeks time. Those involved, please call Elaine at 865-4714 for starting date.
The first friday night of each month, Catch the Fire Halifax will host a Worship & Intercession Night. “A time of exploring God’s Presence together! Please come ready to hear the songs that Father wants to sing over you and join in His choir!” September 6th will be the first night, with Sam & Megan Churney leading worship this month. If you need any more info. re. this night please call Melanie at 818-0582.
Looking forward to seeing many of you again and welcoming new friends to the above evenings
Loving His Presence!
Charlie and Elaine
Evan & Shawna
“We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our Missions Sunday, Sept. 8th, at Catch the Fire Halifax, 252 Cobequid Road in Lower Sackville. ( Right across from Tim Horton’s past the third set of lights ) at 10:30 a.m.
Courtney Spencer will be very recently home from Bura, Kenya, where she works with the Kenyan Heartbeat Team in the villages surrounding this area of Bura. While talking with Oliver, our manager and Courtney, our missionary, we can see the exciting and wonderful things that God is doing in the hearts of people. Oliver and Courtney’s greatest desire is to bring the message of Father’s heart to the children and people of this area and anywhere they go. God has honoured their love and commitment and we encourage you to come and hear what He has done both nutritionally and spiritually in many lives!”
Come and bring your friends!
There will be a missions offering taken for the ongoing work and for the building project of a school on the farm, where the Mamas can come to learn not only about the gardens, but to do the practical work as well. They will also learn about the Father’s heart for them as individuals, and to receive healing for their hearts. God has a destiny for each one.
See you there!! Everyone Welcome!
Charlie & Elaine / for Heartbeat Team
God gave Heartbeat a dream of building houses for children in Kenya. A place where they could call home, with people they could call family. Where they are safe, healthy and loved.
A huge thank you to all our supporters for dreaming with us and for the sacrifices you have made over the years so we can “love the least of these” (Matt 25:40). As the roof goes on our first home we see these dreams becoming a reality.
May God bless you as you bless our children.
IN HIS PRESENCE WEEKEND
We are excited to invite you to spend some quality time with the Lord, and to rest in His presence at our upcoming In His Presence Weekend in May. It is designed to help you encounter God in a deeper way and to learn how to cultivate greater intimacy with the Father. Our guest speakers will be Steve & Sandra Long and Jeremy & Connie Sinnott, from Catch the Fire Toronto.
We will hear reports of the move of God all over the world, as God is showing up in powerful ways.
We encourage you to register now and prepare to be blessed and changed as we experience more of His manifest Presence. Looking forward to seeing you!
Come and receive,
Charlie & Elaine, & Heartbeat Team
Shawna & Evan Maxwell, Catch the Fire Halifax
||May 17th & 18th
||Halifax Metro Vineyard
||1129 Sackville Drive
||Begins Friday, May 17th at 7:00 pm
||Saturday sessions begin at 9:30 am
||Registration at the door starts at 6:00 pm May 17th
||You can register online through PayPal at
||www.heartbeatministries.ca until May 16th only.
||You can also register by replying to this email.
We want everyone who wants to be apart of this to be able to attend, therefore if finances are an issue please contact Elaine Passey at firstname.lastname@example.org