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We are so excited to see how God is working among us and you and helping us reach our dreams to help so many needy orphan and at risk children in Kenya! These are the poorest of the poor and neglected. Through the love of Jesus in you we are bringing them a new chance in life and teaching them about God’s love and to follow Jesus all of their days!
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current goal is now $18,560 for 8/10 acre to expand Kaya campus and home construction
We are at 46% of goal with $8,560 received!
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Our Fall main fundraiser goal is now set at $18,560 to allow us to complete the major portions of our home interior ( boys dorm room floors and walls and boys bathrooms and toilets) and to purchase our badly needed tract of land we agreed to buy earlier this year to allow us to start making classrooms and start a school! Come and be a part of what God is doing to change lives in Africa for Christ!
Back to work in Kaya village at Mercy Children’s Home! We now are needing to complete our original plans to buy the acreage next door that will bring our property up to the road. This will allow us some space to begin constructing some classrooms and open a Mercy Home School! Our vision shall be to bless this community and Kenya right where we are! God has made way for us to invest our lives and resources here in this part of Bungoma county Kenya for his Glory; and for this opportunity to serve Him here we are so grateful. It is nice to be back where we can see the path cleared ahead as we press on loving others like Jesus has called us to do. Today we currently are caring for around 85 Kenyan children along with 20 local staff workers and 7 Bys family members ! Making our current campus population at 114 souls! (as of 11/11/2018 we had to move up our goal amount due to extra construction costs)
Purchase the remaining 8/10 acre tract from the road to our current 1/2 acre land-locked tract of land at our agreed price of $10,780
Complete second dorm room and second bathroom with concrete floors and walls, plumbing and lighting $7,870
Remove front wall and install fencing around front of property that is both attractive and allows better visibility and security.
Construct about 5 to 6 classrooms and prepare to open an AFM campus elementary school to first meet our kids educational needs and then screen and admit local neighborhood children with defined limits as funds are donated to cover their costs.
Construct 2nd MCH twin facility for Worship center/mess hall, indoor kitchen, and guest housing to allow us to more effectively care for the school and community and host visitors from America and the world.
But we have much work to do. Will you pray? Will you join us? Will you give and make a world changing difference in many lives all in the love of God that is meant to overflow like this? Help spread the word and share this need with your friends and let's get the property expanded and a thriving mission for the poor and orphaned and widowed transforming lives and Kenya for the glory of Christ our Lord! We will change their stories for God, one life at a time!
If you desire to learn more about this and what you can do to help, call AFM president David Shelton at 469-213-0015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Bys & Stephanie at MercyHome@afm.ngo for more information.
Note: While we had previously raised up enough money to complete this land purchase, we delayed the purchase to decide if it was the right thing to do as we were looking into a new opportunity for a different 7 acre campus. During these past couple months Mercy Children's Home was hit with many unexpected medical bills and we took in several children who were near death. Also we were being asked to retire our legal debts by the law firm that was a life-saver for the Bys family that was a sizable bill by Kenya standards, plus some of our home and operational improvements like adding the huge septic system and needing to purchase two more motorcycles to make a fleet of 3 to better care for our children and operate our home chipped away at our fund.