2012 Africa School Support

On August 1st my dad left for Africa on his yearly visit. He took $1,000 over with him that Katherine’s Mission collected to help the children of East Africa. There are always lots and lots of opportunities, but in the end, our decision came down to two choices. The Holy Cross school at Emmaus Millimani, Kenya, was near bursting, and is in need of an additional classroom. We could do that or feed all of the students and teachers for the rest of the school year (three months). Most of the kids there are underfed and are not getting as much food as they could and should be getting. So we decided to give the money to Mary Sagala, the organizer for the school, and let her decide which was the greater need.

She didn’t even hesitate. She new what the greater need was.

So starting this month, I am proud to say that we are feeding over 160 kids and teachers for about $80 a week, helping to nourish them not only in physical needs, but also in the love and admonition of the Lord.

Stay tuned for pictures of the school and children at Mois’ Bridge, they will be arriving soon.

Thank you for all your help and support in the past year. Imagine where these kids would be without all of you to help them along the way!

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16 Responses to 2012 Africa School Support

  1. Debra Mayhew says:

    I know it was a hard decision for you to make about where the money would go, but you definitely made the right one. When I see how hard you work on so many different things every day, I’m amazed at how you make time (lots and lots of time) to crochet, knit, and sew for your mission. It’s inspiring to see your commitment to these children and to see what you’ve been able to accomplish this year. I’m excited to see what the Lord has planned for the next 12 months!

  2. Katherine says:

    Wow, Mom! What a nice surprise to see your comment. I didn’t expect any anytime soon. 🙂 Funny that you say I inspire you, because I was thinking the same thing about you!
    It has been quite a blessing to have you there for me anytime, all the time. I couldn’t do this without you. Thanks for the uplifting comment!

  3. Tracy Ohlmann says:

    What an awesome thing you have chosen to do with your gifts! Our daughter Jessica just returned from Kenya/Tanzania a little over a month ago and had the experience of a lifetime sharing the Gospel with the children of the area. Katie you are a very special girl with some very special talents, God bless your continued efforts in the mission field.

    Miss Tracy

  4. Tish Fenn says:

    We love the doll you made for the mission, and to know the money was put to good use is such a blessing. It’s great work you’re doing!

  5. Todd Ohlmann says:

    Dear Katherine and Debra…it is a privilege to be co-workers with both of you in the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior! Thank you for serving Him by serving others!

    Your brother and fellow servant of our Savior,
    Pastor Ohlmann

  6. Ann Duncan says:

    I think that was wise letting the school organizer choose how to use the money. I’m amazed that Katherine’s mission has raised $1,000! What an inspiration you are to all of us. Thank you for all that you do to help those in need.

  7. Enosh Anyona says:

    God’s blessings to you girl, for the help of the needy. James: 1: 27

  8. Well done, Katie! I know each and every one of those kids thanks you!

  9. Glenn Oster says:

    Katie, Lots of talk about “inspiration” here… I agree! The Lord has blessed your effort to help these young people. Thanks for doing this!

  10. Anna Maas says:

    Proud of you Katie! What a tool for the Lord you have been! I also look forward to seeing what Katherine’s Mission can do this next year! I’ll be thanking the Lord for those full tummies overseas in my prayers and thanking the Lord for your wonderful heart!

  11. Janet says:

    What a wonderful mission project. May GOD bless you!

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