Dear Starfish Kenya Prayer Partners,
I just video-chatted with Moses and he asked for prayer for his team for the upcoming weekend and the for next week.
With the graduating seniors, it leaves space for adding 47 new children, plus Moses would like to add an additional 17 to bring the on-campus total to 350. (We support many, many more in college and technical training in addition to those onsite!)
There is a multitude of children from all over the Kenya—to the far reaches — hoping for a place at House of Hope School. House of Hope sent word out and held a Visitors’ Day and over 400 guardians/relatives who are in desperate need and who care for children in desperate need made their way to HOH for a chance at placement for their kids.
Starting Thursday the teachers and staff will travel to every part of Kenya, from the inner city slums to far-reaching areas of the country that are dangerous in terms of bandits. He said the teachers are so dedicated that they want to go for the sake of the children having a chance at life and a good education. (I can’t help but think that our decision to continue to support the teachers and staff during COVID added to this kind of dedication. They were so, so appreciative and grateful!) Moses asked for prayers of safety for all.
When they return, they will have the task of choosing which children will be selected to fill the spaces available. This is very difficult for all of them. Please be in prayer for the children and the staff.
Due to COVID their school breaks have been and will continue to be very short because the country is trying to make up for the school time lost due to COVID so the kids don’t lose a year of school. This is hard on all, as breaks are the time when directors and staff have a break to tend to their own extended and immediate families and prepare for the next semester and students get a break from the very rigorous school schedule.
Please pray for Moses and Angie. The burden they bear every day, with hardly a break, is great, plus they have 3 small kids of their own, and aging parent issues.
St. Anna’s is doing well! We are having regular international Zoom meetings with all the partners from the various countries who support St. Anna’s in some way. The Mahiaini’s very capable son, Wanyeki, who is a pastor, has really stepped into a position of leadership to move St. Anna’s into the future and taken the burden off his parents, who are in their 90s now. We would appreciate prayers for St. Anna’s as well, and also for the Starfish Kenya core team of Cindy, Eva, Mickie, Elsa and myself.
We are so thankful for all of you, our Prayer Partners, and we pray God’s great blessings on you all! Thanks for your support in every way! Thanks for your outstanding support for our SKC fundraiser!
Love and blessings,