Update on our children's feeding program from Oliver

Hello! It is my hope that you are doing very well! We thank God for the more and more of His presence here at the farm as we continue to serve Him. 

I want to thank the donors and the Heartbeat Ministries for the wonderful work you are doing to try and support education of these young future leaders. The impact of the food support is just like daylight! Three of the pre schools which had called off  their lunch programs are now back with not only the lunch but as well the 10 am porridge which now we have donated milk to add nutrients to the food.

After we distributed food to the two schools which were to be considered first, we were left with some kg of beans and 25kg for rice and 2 milk cartons. We decided to consider Kituma pre-school which is also in our list. The school has so many other challenges apart from food. The kids have no toilets or mattresses to nap in the afternoon as required. We gave the little we had but promised to start with them when we have more donations. 

The food situation is so concerning that we need God to help us through it. So far we have reached out to 52 kids with the 40,000ksh donation. So wonderful.

Here is a photo of the kids receiving food!

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"A picture is worth a thousand words"

"A picture is worth a thousand words"

In these few pictures, we are trying to give you a small view of three separate pre-schools, whose children  suffer with lack of water & food, to the point that some of them are fainting at school. Several are ill due to malnutrition. We cannot help but want to do something. 

Our team in Kenya, have visited the schools and shared with us the conditions at the schools and with the children. I learned today that one school had decided to send the little ones home at 11:00 as there is no food to feed them at school. Most pre-schools try to give the children porridge with milk, and a little sugar, at morning break, and also some protein, like beans at lunchtime, if they have any.  But there is no food and unfortunately, for many, there is also no food at home either.

 

 

Daily Update

From Oliver:

Yesterday morning, a local media House from voi broadcasting in Taiga covered news about heartbeat ministries. ANGUO FM. They emphasised the need for the county government to support heartbeat ministries.

Again I got a chance to book an appointment with the county minister for education to introduce our project to him. We are meeting on Thursday morning in his Wundanyi office.

More parents kept coming from different places to present there requests for sponsorship of their children. We are still praying for a miracle to sort these many application. Our God is big and will Glorify Himself through the situation. 

Bless you