Thanking God for good News…May 2016

 

I am the Alpha and the Omega,  the originating cause and the One who brings to completion.”Rev.22:12

Tremendous Thanks for 14 New SponsorsNew Sponsors for Magnificents! Tony Blair, newly sponsored, as an 8th grader had been named , as an 8th grader had been named Children’s Governor for Homa Bay County. He is a good leader and a God fearing younCounty. He is a good leader and a God fearing young man, but without a sponsor, his mom who washes clothes for a living would not have been awould not have been able to pay for his High School. Hezron writes that the government Children’s OfficHezron writes that the government Children’s Officer gave $30 to add to the $70 that had come in from Tony’s new sponsor so that they would have the $100 sponsor so that they would have the $100 needed to get him started. The Officer overflowed with praise tooverflowed with praise to God.

Magnificent  Orphans*: Sam Agunda, the first Magnificent graduated, from Meru University with a degree in Actuarial Science! We are so proud! Thank you to those who helped him pay for the stolen laptop he had borrowed, thus enabling him to graduate. He now has a job with the Kenya Revenue Authority.

Tremendous Thanks for 14 New Sponsorsfor Magnificents! Tony Blair, newly sponsored,  as an 8th grader had been named Children’s Governor for Homa Bay County. He is a good leader and a God fearing young man, but without a sponsor, his mom who washes clothes for a living would not have been able to pay for his High School. Hezron writes that the government Children’s Officer gave $30 to add to the $70 that had come in from Tony’s new sponsor so that they would have the $100 needed to get him started. The Officer overflowed with praise to God.

Hezron came back from the USA fired up, reaching out to more and more.  Even the nursing school at the excellent Tenwek Mission Hospital where  one of the Magnificents is in school is asking for CPR (see explanation of CPR on page 2,#4) teaching for its students. SEEK asked God to be able to reach out to 120,000 youth  and children in Suba District which includes over 50,000 orphans, and we thank Him that He is enabling us.

TELS** CAMP FOR ORPHAN SCHOLARS: a CAMP for 37 young people, including the Magnificents, was held last week at SEEK in preparation for their return to school first week of May. Hezron, Lillian, Paul, Walter joined forces along with grads of Compassion International program.

Environmental Clubs SEEK runs in the Schools have been teaching about waste management and have helped  implement clean up in several fishing villages and communities. David Okeyo reports that cases of Cholera, Typhoid and Amoeba have been reduced in these areas according to the assessment of January 2016. Way to go kids!

In January when David approached each school where SEEK has run environmental clubs to see if  they want to continue, the results were overwhelmingly positive, driven by the 2015 K.C.P.E. test results  in which club members excelled. In most schools the top ten scoring students were SEEK Club Kids!

Nick continues to be asked to share on GREEN ENERGY with BIO GAS as an effective as an effective solution for both bringing health to Lake Victoria and as a source of energy for light and cooking.

The widows’ orchards and wood  lots continue to be productive!  The FMNR trees doing the best! The challenge for Agro forestry  is keeping up with the demand for its excellent graftedfruit trees and indigenous species.

 PRAY  for the Costa Rica Environment and Resource Stewardship team led by Curt and Tina coming out to SEEK this May! We plan to head to Kenya in June so we can spend time with two these young people and other teams coming.

Thank you for being part of all this! We praise God for you!

Don and Nancy Richards

2 Responses to “ “Thanking God for good News…May 2016”

  1. Casper Juma Onyando says:

    I am a patron of n environmental club in secondary school in Kitale, can we join your team?

    • admin says:

      Hi Casper,
      You are very welcome! Phone Nick Odhiambo at 724 540 381 and work something out. Maybe you can bring club members to SEEK for some environmental ed experience!

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