Rescuing Abused Girls in East Africa

Change is in the Air, Newsletter 8/8/2015

Dear Family, Friends and supporters of Cindi’s Hope

We have some exciting news!  Change is in the air… The Lord has directed us to come back to the States for an extended furlough – for more than one month- to concentrate on some key areas. Fred and I have been asking the Lord to help us with our marriage, our boys and to complete my doctorate.  We are planning to move the family to the Dallas Metroplex area in August.  Our boys have just a few more years with us and while they have understood the necessary focus on Cindi’s Hope, we want to see them growing in the Lord. God is good!  Through technology and a great team, I am still able to manage the daily operations of Cindi’s Hope.  My plans include frequent visits to Kenya to oversee necessary operations and visit my precious kids.  The children are thriving under the nurturing of well qualified teachers and staff.  Cindi’s Hope is organized, staffed, and provided for by our Jehovah- Jireh!  He has promised that if we would obey him, He would bless Cindi’s Hope and it would prosper.  Thank you for your continued prayers and support of our family and Cindi’s Hope as God continues to move mightily!  Please join me in rejoicing over God’s new direction for our lives and for all He will continue to do in Cindi’s Hope. We promise to keep you updated!

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.  To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  AMEN.”  Ephesians 3:20-21


A NEW TO CINDI’S HOPE VAN!
Pictured here we have Mama Sue with all her children in front of the van she can now use to take care of the many daily needs at Cindi’s Hope Naivasha compound. She no longer has to walk an hour to a nearby town to get groceries and medical supplies, and can transport a child to the doctor in the case of an emergency! As you can see, we are all smiles at this new tool to further God’s Kingdom work. Thank you from the bottom of our heart to all the donors who felt the tug from God to give toward this worthy cause. You are the hands and feet of Jesus.
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Here comes Miss Susan, a teacher and the Head of Administration at Cindi’s Hope Academy, Eastleigh. She coordinates quality teaching and implementation of Direct Instruction. She also works amicably with the Institutions Social Worker, Accountant and Human Resource Manager. Susan says children are warm and loving and are always grateful for Education and Godly nurture they receive from Cindi’s Hope. She feels content when a Child at Cindi’s Hope evolves from being vulnerable to being safe, relaxed and confident. As a teacher she feels confident when a child learns how to read, write and pray.  Susan’s love for the kids is unconditional and the children call her mother and are very fond of her.
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Choosing God Ideas Over Good Ideas

Good ideas are not always God’s ideas. Godfrey believed that running away from his tiny, congested slum’s home for the streets was a good idea because his mother used to shout and physically abuse him.  In the streets he begged for his survival. His addictive “friend and consoler” was sniffing glue; which he sniffed to make him feel peaceful. Fighting and quarreling with other people were also part of his “good ideas.”
Godfrey’s mother referred him to Cindi’s Hope Children’s Home.  After few weeks of bible study and abundant love from the staff, he learnt that a good idea is not necessarily God’s idea. He realized that his responsibility as a Christian is always to do the right thing according to God’s will, not his own. He chose to do seek God and His will in life. His convictions include: saying no to sniffing glue, not fighting other children and living in peace with others. He feels blessed that he has a school uniform and a chance to study and have daily meals.
Godfrey believes that through his resilience in reaching out to his former street friends, they will get to know Jesus who will transform their lives too. His major desire is for other street children to be rescued. Street life is rough; you get rained on, physically abused by the police and city council officers, and other street children. He lists sleeping in the cold as his worst experience. Godfrey is forever grateful to Jesus for using the donors who started the street Program that enabled him say no to lesser things and yes to God’s priorities in his life. He is grateful to know Christ and have an opportunity to live and get a wonderful education at Cindi’s Hope Children’s Home.

 

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