An Extreme Moment
Kenya, more specifically Kawangware, is a place of extremes. Extreme poverty, extreme sanitation issues, extreme political and tribal divide, extreme despair and hopelessness and in the last few days they have moved from severe drought and famine to intense rains that have overwhelmed and caused disastrous flooding.
Through all of these issues, World Hope has tried, by God’s grace and provision, to be the other extreme. We daily share extreme love, hope, and peace. We are a place of refuge and a school that says, “You can have a future.” Moreover, now the flooding. Floods that have found their way pushing water and sludge from the open sewer that runs by our walls up into Hope Academy. It seems water is coming from all directions with nowhere to run except through us. We are working hard to remedy this, but we need help. Here are a few emergency things we need your help with today, right now as you read this. Please.
We need to offer emergency packages of foods, bedding, and other personal needs during this time of many losing their small dirt floor rooms they call home because they are swept through by the floods. We want to help as many families as we can for your gifts of $25 each. Click here to support.
We must build a footbridge that will allow the community to walk over the open sewer and on to our campus and to pass through to where they can get to the small markets to buy necessities or get to work. Helping is a way of us saying to the community, “We care about you.” We have gained the permission from the Community Director, and the bridge will cost just under $2,000 to make it passable and $4,000 to complete it with railings. Financial help will solve an extreme need now! Click here to support.
We need to redirect the drainage that is coming toward the school from up the hill into a proper culvert system and directed adequately off our campus to the community drainage system. The water is eroding the back wall where it passes. This will also keep the water from seeping through the wall into our preschool classrooms. This will cost $3,000. Click here to support.
We need to move the sewer waste into a piped system that will clean up the immediate area behind our school and stop so much of the filth and sickness that exploits our children’s health from this open running sewer. Phase 1 of this will cost $50,000. We will need to do more later, but this will move it away from the school.
Jesus said in Matthew 25:35-40 I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
I do not come to you often with such a bold ask. However, these are extreme times, and they demand extreme responses. We, you and I together, can make a difference. Would you help me today? Can I call over to Kenya today and let them know, HELP IS ON THE WAY?
Would you please give online right now? Alternatively, call us and give over the phone at (321) 235.0029. Give as much as you believe God wants you to offer right now.
I heard Dave Ramsey say this last week, “I counsel people who feel God may want them to give but they are not sure whether to give or not. I tell them, ‘Give anyway!’” He said if you will err, do it on the side of giving too much to the Lord’s work, not erring by withholding from His Work.”
Thanks for being World Hope with me. I am counting on you. Let’s make a difference!