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Nov302016

November 2016

Loving our neighbors and glorifying God

In August 2016, ten members from a church in North Carolina traveled to Kenya.  This group mixed a lot of concrete and carried a lot of solid concrete blocks.  The people from this church worked very hard to construct housing for two of our teachers on our school compound and constructed a small building to be used as a canteen and an office.

The physical work this team did with the Kenyans during the two-week trip really helped our school, yet the trip was more than working with bricks and concrete.  The church group and the Kenyans were building neighbors.  Jesus instructs us to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.  This trip allowed people who live on the opposite side of the earth to know each other by name and to build relationships.  This trip helped us all to see the church is connected wherever people gather in His name.

The intention of this letter is to be an invitation to continue the ministry, not only from the group that went over the summer, but also all of the ministry that has been happening over the last fifteen years since Staff of Hope was established in 2001.

Please pray for our neighbors in KenyaPlease prayerfully consider donating, continuing our partnership to help our neighbors in East Africa to be more self-sustaining.  Monetary contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by the law.  For your convenience we have enclosed a pre-addressed envelope to mail in your donations.  Please consider giving not only an annual gift but also making a recurring gift onlinePlease share this letter about Staff of Hope with your church, school, or business.

As you give please consider the impact your gift will make:

$25                           Clean water to a family for a month

$35                           School supplies (lab equipment, books, pencils, etc.)

$60                           Goat to help a family be self-sustaining

$100                        Teacher’s salary for a month

$140                        Cow to help a family be self-sustaining

$400                        Boarding a student at our school for a year

$1,000                    High Impact Team Member (Most critical need)

$5,000                    Constructing the next needed building at our school 

$_______                General Donation (any amount where most needed)

 

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Wednesday
Dec092015

Together we are making an impact!


MargaretWhile walking to school, Margaret was attacked by a hyena... yes a hyena! After surgery and healing she was more determined than ever to get her education. When Margaret graduated from Staff of Hope’s Oloile High School, she had the highest grades in her class. On December 4, 2015, Margaret will graduate with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in accounting/finance, from a very reputable university in Nairobi. It is Margaret’s hope that with her degree she can help others in her community as well as to be a positive role model for other girls.

Esther had to walk 5 miles, twice a day, every day to get water for her family in the same stream that goats and cows drank from. Staff of Hope’s drill rig came to her community, drilled a well, constructed a water tower, built two troughs for the animals, and piped water to irrigate fields so crops could be grown. Now Esther and her community have clean, easily accessible water and they are all healthier and better able to care for themselves. 


In rural Kenya, there is much to overcome. Yet with the determined spirits of Kenya and the generous hearts of Staff of Hope donors, we are making an impact! 


The Oloile High SchoolStaff of Hope has been a 501(c)3 non-profit since 2001. Please donate, continuing our partnership, to help our neighbors in East Africa become more self-sustaining. Monetary contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by the law. For your convenience, we have enclosed a pre-addressed envelope to mail in your donations. Please consider giving not only an annual gift but also making a recurring gift online. Please also share this letter with your church, school, or business. 


As you give please consider the impact your gift will make:
$30 - Clean water to a family for a month
$75 - Goat helps a family be self-sustaining
$100 - Teacher’s salary for a month
$175 - Cow helps a family be self-sustaining
$400 - Boarding a student at our school for a year
$1,000 - High Impact Team Member (Funds go to most critical need making a significant impact toward self-sustainability)
$5,000 Constructing the next needed building at our school

Children of KimanaGIFT MATCHING: A long-time donor will match donations up to $5,000 until the end of 2015. Please consider giving an extra $10 or more to help us meet this challenge.

Thank you! Together we are making an impact!

With grateful hearts, 
The Board of Directors 

Wednesday
Dec032014

2014 and Looking Forward to 2015

Clean Water!

This fall, Staff of Hope’s drill rig turned west leaving the paved roads near the small town of Namanga and drove off road for many hours. After arriving at the drill location, our team turned on the drill rig, the drill bit began to rotate and push deep into the dusty earth of Africa. Our drill hit water! Lots of clean water was found deep within the earth!

The community of that drill site has a population of about 4,000 people plus their livestock. The people in this area have never farmed before. As this letter is being written, 2 new farms are now preparing to receive water from the well we drilled. We will also pipe water to our medical clinic. People will soon be able to take clean water directly from the well back to their families. We are building a trough for cows and a separate trough for goats. This area is being completely transformed thanks to the generous donations from Staff of Hope’s donors.

Education is key for people to grow and become self-sufficient. Oloile Secondary School, founded by Staff of Hope, strives to provide quality education for success in the present and future. Our school is one of the top ranked schools and has more of our graduates go on to higher education then any other in the district. During this special season, we invite you to continue to partner with us by making a generous donation to Staff of Hope.

Please consider making a donation by clicking here. Your donation will make an imearsuable impact in the lives of those we serve. Some examples of how far your donation go:

  • $35 Clean water to a family for a month
  • $50 Ten chickens to help two families be self-sustaining
  • $75 Goat helps a family be self-sustaining
  • $100 Teacher’s salary for a month
  • $200 Cow helps a family be self-sustaining
  • $420 Educating an Oloile school student for a year
  • $1,000 High Impact Team (funds go to most critical need impacting sustainability)
  • $5,000 Constructing the next needed building at our school

*Gift Matching - We are grateful to have a donor offering to match gifts up to a total of $10,000 through the end of 2014. Please consider giving an extra $10 or more and have your gift matched!

Monetary contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please consider giving not only an annual gift but also making your donation recurring.

Thank you for partnering with Staff of Hope and our neighbors in east Africa. Together we are making a difference in people’s lives.

Please share your friends, church, school or business.

Most Sincerely,

The Board of Directors

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