We, Johnny, Kate, Andrew, Makena, & Butterfly, originally from Texas, moved to Kenya in January, 2005. (Emma and Éowyn were born here).
Why would we do that?!
To bring a Future and a Hope to those who have lost it: the poor, destitute, lonely, ostracized, sick, and needy people we find in Kenya.
We help many people here in Nakuru, Kenya, but it can be grouped under three areas:
The community project
Our home for orphan girls
Our home for orphan boys
We bring aid to the community, especially those who have been rejected by society because they have HIV/AIDS. Specifically, we buy food for families who don’t have any, provide clothes for those who have none, buy medicines for the sick, and meet as many needs as we possibly can.
We feel that family is crucial in the development of a child so we personally are family to 9 orphaned/abandoned Kenyan girls. They live in our home with us. Seven of them are teenagers or almost teens. It’s an interesting life! Let me tell you. It’s not always easy, but it is rewarding. We are trying to give these girls a chance to have a normal life despite having lost their parents or having been rejected by their family.
After taking in orphan girls, we saw a need to provide a home for boys. Our Kenyan friend Ali offered to be a dad to the boys in need. He gave up his business, his home, his LIFE so that he could join us in this radical walk of living out our faith in a way beyond mere words… and so we opened a home for boys at his house. He and his wife Virginia plus their two children are now family to five boys who otherwise would have none.
Together we are giving them
A Future and a Hope!