Now that our 2018 fall fundraiser is complete, and we raised enough to help us get our construction projects moved along at MCH and have begun the process of buying the extra tract of land, we have come to realize our need for a vehicle is more urgent than we first thought due to medical emergencies that we have had recently with some of our children. Thank you to all who helped up achieve over $18k in giving this past year. Now moving into 2019 we need to focus on two things, preparing our new tract of land for an AFM School for our kids and working to acquire a MCH Van for transportation. We will start a simple combo sanctuary/school hall and some simple classrooms, as well as some fencing around the new land we are buying. As for priority, the school is most urgent, but both we have determined are goals to accomplish this coming 2019 first half year. Come and be a part of what God is doing to change lives in Africa for Christ!
Fundraiser for a vehicle!
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Fundraiser for Mercy Home School!
Our current needs and next fundraising goals:
Purchase a vehicle for Transportation and hauling supplies. With our growing family we really have found it is becoming more and more difficult to manage with just 3 motorbikes. We need a VAN! We are estimating about $13 k will buy us something of decent quality and meet all our MCH needs.
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.
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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.