July Update

A quick update on Christ’s Hope International this month and a huge thank you for you prayers and support!

Saburi’s Story

Last month I introduced you to Saburi Boyer, this month I would like to tell you a little bit more about the steps that led to his involvement with Christ’s Hope.

Saburi became a Christian during the hottest summer on record in La Grange, Wyoming at the Frontier School of the Bible. God saved him from a life of rebellion and anger, and into a joyful relationship with Him, and this was just the tipping point.

As an adult, Saburi became a workaholic. He missed countless family birthdays and spending time with friends. On a rare vacation day in sunny Florida, Saburi dove into shallow water, hitting his head on the ocean floor below; he was unconscious, his lungs filled with water, and he broke his neck, but by God’s grace he survived. The hard times were only beginning for Saburi, though. Soon after he lost his grandfather, along with a close friend, his wife decided to divorce him, his sister fell deathly ill, and he had a personal battle with leukemia.

All of these difficulties forced Saburi to reevaluate his life and slow down. “It all dawned on me in that moment. I wanted to live for God and live for others. I wanted my life to count.”  

After Saburi’s near-death experience from leukemia, his interest in going to Africa was kindled. Since going to Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania in 2017, he has never looked back. “The model works, it is Christ-centered and family-centric. And, don’t we all need a family?” 

You are Making a Difference 

The children in this picture have been a part of the Manyatta and Nyalenda Ministry CarePoints in Kenya since they were in kindergarten. Today they are all in junior high, following the Lord, growing physically, and academically. Your partnership is helping these children break the cycle, and giving them a future rooted in hope.

Art for Hope
We are excited to announce some more details about our Art for Hope event on September 29th in Sacramento, California, and available on the web! We have two exquisite Carrara marble statues from Michelangelo’s Pieta, as well as a Boogaali Bamboo Bike exactly like the ones we used for the Ride For Hope Lake Victoria to auction off. If you are interested in learning more about the event and getting tickets, please go to CHIArtForHope.org to learn more

Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for E. in Kenya. She is blind, because of a tumor between her eyes. The doctors tried chemotherapy, but that didn’t work, so now they are trying radiation treatments.

Please pray for all the teams that are either in Africa right now or are about to leave in the next several days. 

Please pray for the Climb for Hope event that is about to happen.

Please pray for our child sponsorship launch at Bible Baptist on August 12th. ore

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“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” –Romans 5:2

Blessings,


David Kase
US Director

COVID-19 Update

As we face the Coronavirus pandemic let us, as His people, turn to Him and seek Him. It is a time to share His promises with those we serve and those we encounter.

Our friends at Young Life are praying through Psalm 91 for 91 days. We encourage you to join with our brothers and sisters and likewise commit to praying through Psalm 91 for the next 91 days. Let us lift our voices to our “refuge and fortress” and trust in Him.

The Coronavirus issue has escalated to a global pandemic and some countries we serve in are facing full shut down of operations. We are being proactive in minimizing the risk of spread and exposure to the virus as well as taking steps to prepare for quarantine and the impact this will have on the children in our care, their families, and our staff. It’s important to remember that many of the children and families we serve already have compromised immune systems and this virus could be very dangerous to them. 

Therefore, we are instituting the following steps to protect our staff and those we serve:

  1. CarePoints will be shut down if –
    • Government closes down schools
    • Any staff or children are diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus
    • Government authorities require shut down
  2. Preparations are being made for emergency provisions for our children and their families, as well as for staff in the event we have to close the CarePoints
  3. Reinforcing instructions and training for our children, their families, and our staff on the importance of frequent hand washing with soap and water as well as not touching your face with dirty hands
  4. Joining the prayer movement for protection, healing and against the spread of  the COVID-19 virus
We pray the Lord’s protection over our staff, children, and their families. Lord use this situation to draw many people to yourself!
lessings,

Dave Kase
International Director

Glenn Vantieghem

Africa Team Leader

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