At the time this young girl asked Kamau this question, he could not provide an answer. We just did not know. We knew that God would provide for our needs concerning the well; we just did not know when.
Imagine our joy and gratitude when the answer to her question swiftly arrived. Now we can say, soon, young one, very soon!
Please join us in thanking the Lord for the provision of funds to purchase the pump, solar power system and generator! Our hearts are so full of joy and wonder for the provision having come so shortly after the blessing of the water well!
Moving forward, we look to fence the property, build a caretakers dwelling and a toilet block. We will need to do this first in order to secure the solar and generator equipment as we look to bring the water well into full operation; this will enable us to begin to utilize the camp site.
We also look to be a blessing to our neighbors whose only access to a water well is currently about 4.8 miles away.
|“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, their tongues fail for thirst. I the LORD will hear them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together,
That they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.”
God gave us this promise on July, 15 2014 and has confirmed it in His Word over the years in various ways.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
|These are Masai school children who visited the land to sample the
fresh water from the well!
Greetings to you Dear Ones!
It is with deep joy and gratitude that we are sharing this wonderful news with you so that you may see and know and consider with us, that the hand of the LORD has done this thing.
If you have about 20 minutes to spare, please take some time to look at our latest update at Hope Anew Ministry. Those of you who have been traveling this journey with us in trusting that God would show Himself strong on our behalf, will be greatly encouraged. Sorry for the length of the video, but I think you will find it well worth your time! Our God is great and awesome!
Note: In the video, you will hear Kamau switch interchangeably between
feet and meters. When you hear him refer to 200 meters, it is about 656 feet.
**Submersible and motor pumps are needed to pump the water to
**An energy source to operate the pump, such as solar or a diesel
**Fencing and a small storage building to secure the above
**Please join us in seeking the Lord for His provision as you continue
to partner with us in serving our Lord.
With full & joyful hearts,
Greetings from Nairobi!
It is our prayer and hope that this update from Hope Anew finds you at rest in your spirit and full of joy! Please click on this link to Sway.com, which is where we have prepared our newsletter for this month.
There you will find more photos and videos of various activities that have been going on at Hope Anew.
May God’s awesome grace & peace strengthen you hearts!
With gratitude for all of you,
Greetings to you!
The months of June and July were full of opportunities for hospitality. Whether we were doing the hosting, or the recipients of invitations to visit, the times of fellowship has been enriching. We also have great news in that God has opened some doors for us that allow us to reach more children with the Gospel.
We have prepared a video for our latest update, so please take a fifteen minute break to catch up on the exciting things that have been happening at Hope Anew.
Grace & Peace,
“God’s Word must be so strongly fixed in our minds that it becomes the dominant influence in our thoughts, our attitudes, and our actions. One of the most effective ways of influencing our minds is through memorizing Scripture. David said, “I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You”
Towards the end of last year, we embarked on a Scripture memorization program with the girls who participate in the Sewing Hope: Crochet group. Those who desired to own their own crochet hook and yarn, could “earn” these items by memorizing Bible verses grouped into themes such as, God’s Plan of Salvation, Bible Promises, Jesus and His Cross, How Can I Be Sure I am a Christian?, How Can I Grow?, etc. For each verse correctly recited, five points are given and when a parpticipant reaches 100 points, a crochet needle is provided. They can then go on to earn more points in order to acquire their own skeins of yarn. We are excited about this because the Word of God is being hidden in their hearts and it will not return to Him empty, but will fulfil the purpose for which it was sent. (Isaiah 55:11) They are also learning a new skill that they enjoy and can develop.
When the schools are in session, activity at the center slows down, but we still have schools in the slum visit the center. They make use of our facility for recreation, library, watching DVDs and using our rooms for other activities. We are thinking that we can use this down time to begin going to one or two of the schools in the slums and provide Bible teaching to the students. We are fortunate in that the Kenyan government makes allowance for religious instruction inside of the schools. Please pray that God will open a door for us to begin this outreach. In the picture below, one of the schools is using one of our rooms for teaching music.
Visit With the Dentist Anyone?