What’s Next at House of Hope
October 22nd, 2015 by Steph Whitacre
SERV is thrilled to have our October mission team on the ground in Africa this week. The group of 11 departed on Saturday, and will spend 11 days in Kenya preparing and distributing food, serving the churches and pastors of the Turkana region, and sharing the gospel with those in the villages they visit.
Yesterday the team participated in one of their most anticipated roles of the trip: bringing 5 new children home to our House of Hope! We are so excited to welcome Epem, Dorcas, Akwar, Julius, and Arimon to the SERV family. You can see their smiling little faces, and find out how you can be a part of their homecoming through child sponsorship by visiting our page ServOne.org/Donate.
Visiting the House of Hope is the highlight of many Kenya trip participants. Located on 33 acres in the remote northwestern desert region of Kenya, known as Lodwar, House of Hope is now home to more than 50 children. Many of these orphans have lost their parents from AIDS, drought, famine and disease and were rescued from extreme and unbearable living conditions. House of Hope offers a loving, Christian environment where children receive nutritious food, clean water, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, and spiritual development.
As you can imagine, housing 50 children and staff requires a great deal of building maintenance and facility updates! In the coming months, we will be sharing about some specific needs at the House of Hope. For now, we want to give you a sneak peek of the exciting projects in store:
A New House of Hope Girls Dormitory that will house all of the girls ages 4 to 17.
A New House of Hope Vehicle that, among other things, will transport the children and staff, deliver thousands of meals, help to drill future wells, rescue future children, build churches, and bring pastors and teams to and from Lodwar.
A House of Hope Solar Power Install that will allow us to run a pump for our well, educate our children, help produce fruits and veggies in our greenhouses, and save on spotty power costs.
We are thrilled to see how God is going to use these projects in not only the lives of those in Kenya, but also in the hearts of those who invest their time and resources to bring them to fruition. A growing family means an expanding opportunity to engage.
One of the best ways to stay up-to-date with what is happening at House of Hope is to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Another great way to stay connected is to join us at the SERV Ball on December 7. For event and ticket information, please visit our event page: