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Kenya Summer Update

Kenya, Creation of Hope

“Grandmother Ruth” created a loving and practical response to the AIDS orphan crisis in Kenya, and along with Creation of Hope champions Eric & Anita Walters, these three caring people responded to an enormous tragedy with enormous love! This caring ministry is continually growing to meet the needs of the children.
Published June 29, 2022, 2 min read.

One fun example of what’s been happening here is the new playground. With the kids stuck on site at the residence at the beginning of the pandemic, Hope Story supporters stepped up quickly to answer Ruth’s call to build a playground to give the children a healthy outdoor experience. Where there was once just gravel, now there is now a complete playground and playing area! Such a beautiful space for the children.

Walking For Hope

In May 2022 Eric Walters’ & the kids at Creation of Hope did their “Walk for Hope”

Thank you! To all who cheered – from home or in person and might even have walked with Eric part of the way – who prayed for sunshine, and who donated. Eric’s fundraising goal was surpassed, giving Creation of Hope a big boost of support in May.

Starting off in beautiful Burlington, ON Eric walked the distance of a marathon along the scenic waterfront towards Toronto in support of orphaned children at Creation of Hope.

A lovely day all around!

Creation of Hope is not only providing a nurturing launching point for the children, Ruth and her team are also teaching life-long teaching character, and generosity, and selflessness: nurturing the children in their care to be caring, responsible, hard-working and loving young adults. And Ruth recently shared this with us:

When ‘graduates’ of Creation of Hope go on from high school to gain job skills and then to find work or start their own business they will often provide employment for younger siblings or help the aging grandparents or will even will also come back to help out at Creation of Hope sometimes.

Ruth Kyatha

Next time we share news of Creation of Hope we will have some new stories of past graduates to share with you – stories of children who have launched into the world successfully because of the love, and structure, and care they received through Creation of Hope.

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth wants to be a doctor now – but not too many years ago she “had no hope for her future” she told us recently. Orphaned, being raised by her grandmother, an aunt was paying for her school fees, but at one point was not able to continue. The money had run out. This meant that Elizabeth could not attend high school, a fee-based system in Kenya.

But then someone from Creation of Hope visited her – it was on a Sunday, she tells us – and by a Monday Elizabeth was enrolled in high school! “Then I had hope about my future” she says.

“I want to be a doctor and I’d like to help other people the way I was helped such as orphans and widows. I want to repay. My dream when I become a doctor is to help my family, such as my aunts, and my grandmother, and my cousins and help them to reach where I am. I’d like to build a house for my grandmother and make sure she has enough food and does not lack anything.”

Please pray for...

peace and for no violence as the country elections are coming up soon – in August

the children, that they will commit their lives to Christ and ask Him to guide them

some of the graduates of Creation of Hope who do not yet have jobs – that they will find their footing

About Creation of Hope

Creation of Hope, located in the rural town of Kikima, Kenya, takes care of orphans - many who once lived on the street - as well as other vulnerable children in their community. They have been providing support through education, nutrition, spiritual nurturing, and emotional needs since 2009. Currently, nearly 80 orphans live at Creation of Hope - with several hundred children served in total. The outreach is also supported by Kenyan churches.