Fall 2010 Update on Suvia

Here's an update on Summer & Fall 2010 activities and happenings at Suvia Children's Home. 

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Video from the July 2010 trip to Suvia Children's Home.

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Tuesday, 01 December 2009

Kali Borehole Project

Drought and famine conditions have subsided in the Kali Market area. To help the community contend with any future occurrence, this new project to create a borehole well will provide abundant clean water...


Tuesday, 01 December 2009

Suvia Update - February 2010

An update on Suvia Children's Home project and introduction of the Tools for Kenya collection program...

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Tuesday, 01 December 2009

Suvia Update - December 2009

Another update about the Suvia Children's Home project and the famine relief effort in Kenya...

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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Suvia Update - August 2009

Here's an update by Diane Solmonson about the Suvia Children's Home project... includes many photos.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Summer 2009 Suvia Update

A mid summer update on the orphanage in Kenya, along with an update on the drought and famine situation there.  Also includes a message from Pastor Kisua.

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Thursday, 09 April 2009

Kenya Food Security Alert - April 2009

This report is from USAID and FEWS.NET and describes rainfall shortage and ramifications in southeast Kenya.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Famine Relief Update - Feb. 2009

An update letter and photos of the famine relief effort you have contributed to...


Monday, 01 December 2008

November 2008 Update

An update from Tim Gibson and many photos of construction progress.

Monday, 01 September 2008

Good Shepherd Lutheran Kenya 2008 Newsletter

In July, 2008, 91 members and friends of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manchester, Missouri, travelled to Kenya to help build the Suvia Children's Home, an orphanage that will eventually house 200 children who have lost their parents to AIDS.

Thank you to Good Shepherd Lutheran for sharing their Kenya 2008 Update newsletter...  click the link below to read about their experiences.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Blog from Lauren

Read the blog story by Lauren, a participant with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church... it's a very detailed first hand account of the trip with lots of photos - thanks Lauren for sharing!

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Monday, 04 August 2008

Update from Tim Gibson

This update is an excerpt from Tim's August 2008 newsletter...

I recently returned from facilitating a team of 95 people from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in St Louis, MO. Their Senior Pastor not only encourages his congregation to serve on mission experiences, he himself came with the group along with his wife and sons. It makes such a difference when the Senior Pastor participates and encourages his congregation to be involved in missions.

We were able to build the dining hall and kitchen for Suvia Children's Home, as well as dig a half mile trench to lay the piping which will allow safe water to be brought into the compound. Diane Solmonson, who has served as an intern with World Servants this last year, submitted a grant which was approved for a water system. This grant will allow clean water to be available right on the property. Without this system the water would have had to be carried from a spring three quarters of a mile away. As Pastor Kisua saw the truck arrive with the two huge water tanks and piping he began to cry. He said, "With the arrival of the water system, the dream of the Suvia Children's Home became a reality". He was overcome with tears of joy. Pray for those people who will be making the decisions about which of the many orphans will be accepted for the first dormitory.

The pictures below show the dormitory, dining hall, kitchen and the arrival of the water tanks. Each day we also visited primary schools, played games, shared Bible stories, and did crafts with almost two thousand children in Kid's Club.

Dining Hall/Kitchen
Kid's Club
Water tanks arriving

Do you have a report or story to share?

If you have been on a mission trip to Suvia Children's Home and have a report or story to share, please send it to kenya(at)worldservants-dot-org.

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