Dear Hungry4Him Family,
It has been awhile since we have written a newsletter and please accept our sincere apologies on that. Honestly, we were trying to have one of our supported children write one but was not able to get one at this time. We will try again since we think hearing from them would be a great point of view to see how they see things.
When the children are in eighth grade, they know their time is limited and they might not be able to go to high school. In order to go they must raise funds to do that. The schools in Kenya are not free and many times the children need sponsors to be able to go. Sadly, many do not go to high school and end back on the streets to raise money to go back to school but many never do since they are struggling just to live day to day.
The high school at Benard’s Vision is about to open and we are so excited for that! The children at the school are excited to see that hope clearly in view. This brings so much hope for them to have that high school as the finish 8th grade it brings hope for the future.
It is hard to believe it was only a dream in 2017. The pastor who started the school, Bernard, had a desire to build a high school on the current property of Bernard’s Vision School, to give those children hope by continuing their education. In order to do that he needed to buy land near the school. Trying to get all the property needed per the government requirements for a high school was the start of it all. That was again, only the first step but there was more to do. So many obstacles stood in the way, but the Lord started to open the doors for the land and he was able to buy it and started to build the high school. Many other obstacles came but each one removed. Little by little, each part was completed, as the money came in, until it was completed. We look forward to it holding many 9th – 12th graders.
The children are trying so hard to live and the simplest task there is not easy. They do not have enough food to fill their bellies, they must share books together in class since they do not have enough to have their own. Many of these children live at the school since they are orphans, some have families but it may not be the best situation for them. Even though the circumstances are hard these children thrive and do so well on their tests, and finished very strong this year. They ranked very high in the Kenya school system.
Regardless of their struggle, these precious children are happy, and do believe in the Lord, and believe they have a future. If you ask them what they want to be when they grow up, they will tell you many different occupations, from a police officer, a teacher, a doctor, etc. The Lord has a plan for them. These children are precious to the Lord.
We are so grateful to our sponsors who have given to the children, and pray the Lord will bless you and your family.
Barb Roithner and the Hungry4Him Board