Emma Caite, our 5 year old, has had the most trouble with growing pains of any of our children. She has had days where the pain is just too much and all she can do is cry, and beg for medicine. (She loves medicine for some reason. Most children hate taking their medicine, but not her. She literally will beg for it.)
I am experiencing much the same thing in the ministry, albiet in a more metaphorical sense.
We feel driven, compelled, and destined to help care for more of Kenya's abandoned/left behind people. It is like God has placed in us a love that cannot stop. Not that we are super or heroes or anything like that, but more akin to overflowing vessels that need a place to direct the excess that has been poured in us.
The only solution is to grow. We needed a bigger space, a piece of land to grow food on, and thanks to the generosity of close to 200 people, we now have that space. (We will be sharing some ideas on developing that space soon. Be sure to join our email newsletter to be in on the discussion and exchange of ideas.)
This will mean more kids, more widows, more workers, more missionaries, more and more and more and more. I think you get the idea. We will have to polish our communication somewhat. Become more consistent. Follow more rules. We must reach out to more people. Why? Because it will take more resources, ideas, prayer, and love to bring a future and a hope to more people.
Of course we will remain who we are, or at least try to be true to who we are. Yet everything changes.
A Future and a Hope was Kate and I. It is now grown beyond our wildest dreams, and I realize we cannot do it alone. Obviously we need donors, who make our lives possible. We need ideas, advice, help, and encouragement. In other words we need you.
This is an official invitation for you to get involved with A Future and a Hope. I have no clue what that means for you, but there is no reason you can't figure it out.
A place to start may be to be involved financially. We need money. Utilitiy bills are coming due, children need to travel to visit relatives during this school holiday, the bio family would like a week in Nairobi (we don't want to miss The Hobbit,) we need to eat, dress, and all the other things that are not free in life. We also have just started a new campain to raise money for a vehicle. Check out this link. http://igg.me/p/277232?a=910796
After that how you are involved is up to you. This is bigger than Kate and I, and we welcome your input.