We Found it!

acacia treeOver the past few years, Johnny and I have always kept our eyes opened for the place where we can build future  homes for orphans with house parents. A place large enough to have a garden that can feed all of us especially when money is tight. A place that has enough water for a large number of people and enough space to add small homes for single mothers and for those in the late stages of HIV/AIDS so they can be surrounded by those who can love them and also not have to worry about rent. It needs to have a house already on it so we could move there with our kids and oversee everything.

Finding such a place in an overcrowded country is nearly impossible. Land is expensive and hard to come by. But just a few weeks ago, out of the blue, a friend came by and said, "Kate, our ministry is selling the Rescue Center. It's 5 1/2 acres of land with a house, a multipurpose hall, and a very productive water well. You should look at it."

My eyes lit up. I just knew this was a divine opportunity. I told Johnny about it, but he didn't want to even look at it because we didn't have any money to buy it. I told him that we should just look at it in faith. There's no harm in looking!

So I looked at the property and took some photos of it. You can check them out if you like here. It's got everything we need for where we are now and lots of room to expand into where we want to be in the future.

After talking to Johnny about the property, someone offered to buy Johnny an air ticket to the USA to help us spread the word about what we are doing here in Kenya!

We are very excited, and we believe God is opening doors for us to help even more people than we currently reach.

Please be in prayer about this. I know that God is more than able to make a way!

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Co-founder of A Future and a Hope

Home for orphans in Nakuru, Kenya, East Africa

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While Johnny is in the USA, I was thinking that those of you who would like to bless us with items that are hard to find here in Kenya, you could take advantage of Johnny's luggage! ;)

He only has one suitcase he can fill, but if you'd like to send him some things, they can be mailed to 713 West First Street, Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Some items we could use:parcel

2 Mouse Pads

Ziploc Freezer Bags

light scribe DVD's

Greatlash mascara brown

Clear hair bands

Mr. Clean erasers

flaxseed oil

playground balls

volley ball net

hair clips

disposable baking trays (will be used for lasagna)

spices such as taco seasoning, beef stew mix, Chili powder, etc...

game cube games


Books from Johnny Brooks' wish list at

I'm sure there are lost of things I could add to this list, so if you are interested in helping us in this way, feel free to be creative, or just email me at [email protected]   Any items donated are appreciated! Thanks!

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~Kate Brooks, co-found of a Future and a Hope,

Home for orphaned girls in Nakuru, Kenya East Africa


I just received an email from Johnny saying that he's alighted in Kentucky, USA safely. For those who prayed with me for his safe journey, thank you.

I don't know why I felt nervous thinking of him on the plane over the Atlantic. People fly every day. Even I have flown across the globe more than 9 times, and I wasn't afraid, but this time, it was different because I wasn't with Johnny to see how the trip was going, and there's something about flying across an enormous ocean that's just not natural. I'm so glad he's there safe and sound.

Johnny is a jewel that I don't want to lose. It was as if I put this precious diamond in the hands of someone else knowing they were going to throw it across a lake.

Ok, poor analogy perhaps on my part, but you get the idea. I'm glad he's on the ground.

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~Kate Brooks

Co-founder of A Future and a Hope, home for orphaned girls in Nakuru, Kenya East Africa