World Hope Inc. Newsletter

May 2015 | February 2014 | May 2009 | November 2008

MAY 2015

It is has been an exciting year so far! Did you get a chance to join in the Color Fun for the first annual All for Kenya 5 K Color Run? Thanks to all of you who came and supported the children of the Pokot tribe in Kenya to provide them with food, water, education, eyecare and healthcare. We are SO grateful for your support! We were able to donate to our local missionary from Light of Life Mission to facilitate the implementation of all the necessary details in Kenya to support our children! Please, visit the public group facebook page worldhopeinc.com to view more pictures of the race. We are looking forward to doing another run next year! Stay tuned for details.

Dr Soshella Jalaluddin was able to share the work of World Hope/Light of Life Mission with the Rotary Club of Ambler on May 20, 2015. She hopes to return again next year to update them regarding our children in East Pokot! World Hope has been able to help support Elizabeth Hunsicker, a Youth with a Mission member, as she heads to Belize to work with children and the less fortunate in that part of the world. She will be headed there in July 2015. Please, feel free to support her work on this website by earmarking you donation “Belize.”

World Hope is headed to Honduras in August of 2015 to provide eyecare to the rural communities there. Would you consider partnering with us to provide ophthalmic medications and fun stuff to take with us on this trip? Please, check back in August to view pictures of the trip.

Remember that the desire you have in your heart to accomplish anything great or small is something to be nurtured and pursued. Go for it!

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FEBRUARY 2014

World Hope, inc, has experienced some challenges over the past two years. We were grieved to lose our dear project manager, Jane Njeri, in March 2013. She was instrumental in our work in East Pokot. She leaves behind two young daughters and a son. We have taken it upon ourselves to see to the education of Jane's children in honor of the legacy their mother has left in East Pokot. Jane had been travelling to Kokwo Toto for the past 2 years to keep us abreast of status of the eye clinic. She had been in the process of hiring a contractor to rehabilitate our solar well, whose pump had malfunctioned in late November of 2012. With her sudden passing, who would oversee the work in East Pokot? We were at a standstill after losing our dear friend. Through the desperate prayers of our supporters, especially Cindee, Katelyn, and Elizabeth Hunsicker, a miracle took place. A missionary living in Kokwo Toto decided to help us rehabilitate the solar well. He also agreed to maintain the eye clinic for us. Who was it that said that the eleventh hour is the hour for incredible miracles? If noone has ever coined that term, it is coined now. Since the return of our missionary, John Brynan, in December 2013, World Hope is partnering with him in nurturing our unique vision for East Pokot and exploring how we can be more effective together. John has been instrumental in reviving the vision World Hope has of bringing water and healthcare to the children of East Pokot.

In November, World Hope will be taking a team of servants (doctors and all those who want to serve) to Kokwo Toto to serve at the eye clinic as well as to support John in his continuing effort to aid the local primary schools.

Please, take a look under our "Current Projects" as well as "I heart Kenya". "I heart Kenya" represents the projects that Light of Life Mission and World Hope, inc. are taking on together. The greater the need, the more unity is needed to get the job done. Please, consider supporting our work in Kenya. Our yearly budget is running $100K to cover the cost of the I heart effort.

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FEBRUARY 2014

World Hope, inc, has experienced some challenges over the past two years. We were grieved to lose our dear project manager, Jane Njeri, in March 2013. She was instrumental in our work in East Pokot. She leaves behind two young daughters and a son. We have taken it upon ourselves to see to the education of Jane's children in honor of the legacy their mother has left in East Pokot. Jane had been travelling to Kokwo Toto for the past 2 years to keep us abreast of status of the eye clinic. She had been in the process of hiring a contractor to rehabilitate our solar well, whose pump had malfunctioned in late November of 2012. With her sudden passing, who would oversee the work in East Pokot? We were at a standstill after losing our dear friend. Through the desperate prayers of our supporters, especially Cindee, Katelyn, and Elizabeth Hunsicker, a miracle took place. A missionary living in Kokwo Toto decided to help us rehabilitate the solar well. He also agreed to maintain the eye clinic for us. Who was it that said that the eleventh hour is the hour for incredible miracles? If noone has ever coined that term, it is coined now. Since the return of our missionary, John Brynan, in December 2013, World Hope is partnering with him in nurturing our unique vision for East Pokot and exploring how we can be more effective together. John has been instrumental in reviving the vision World Hope has of bringing water and healthcare to the children of East Pokot.

In November, World Hope will be taking a team of servants (doctors and all those who want to serve) to Kokwo Toto to serve at the eye clinic as well as to support John in his continuing effort to aid the local primary schools.

Please, take a look under our "Current Projects" as well as "I heart Kenya". "I heart Kenya" represents the projects that Light of Life Mission and World Hope, inc. are taking on together. The greater the need, the more unity is needed to get the job done. Please, consider supporting our work in Kenya. Our yearly budget is running $100K to cover the cost of the I heart effort.

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MAY 2009

The work in Kenya is coming along. I was in East Pokot in March of this year to check on the progress of the construction of the Kokwo Toto Eye Clinic. The trip was fantastic and we had a few adventures. I was able to distribute some eye medications such as Patanol, Vigamox and Systane.

While we were there, the local pastor in the community was the victim of cobra venom in his eyes. This happened minutes before we arrived on the scene. The local Pokot tribe have much experience in this as snakes are more common there than anyone would want them to be. The locals had already nicked the pastor's ear to draw some blood with which to flush his eye. Since water is scarce and not reliably sterile, the Pokot knew that blood is a bland liquid with which they can flush the eye. The pastor's eyes had already been flushed with this crimson liquid before we saw him. Upon examination, luckily there was no major damage to his cornea at all. Flushing with some saline and directions on the use of Vigamox were sufficient. We had already treated our first patient right outside the clinic!

Thanks to your support, the building is almost completed. Because the rains have been late in coming, the construction has been halted for now. Water is readily available because the wind pump that serves this community's water needs is not always reliable. The limited amount of water the pump yields must go to serve the needs of the people first. When we began the construction in late 2008, the water was plentiful because the rainy season had just ended. Now, we face the exhaustion of this precious resource.

It is extremely hot in the bush these days. My friends in the Pokot tribe have told me that since I left in April, the rains have started but are not as copious as before. Because of this, we are presented with a need to put in a borehole for a well in order to ensure the completion of this project.

Mother Nature cannot be controlled and sometimes we have to take matters in our own hands. The well is costing much more than we anticipated - $30,000. In addition to completing the well, a dorm for visitors needs to be built also. The cost of that construction is $80,000. Wow! Just when we think we are almost done, a challenge rises to test our perseverance.

Friends, please consider how you can further partner with us. You have already done so much and we are extremely grateful - especially the Pokot. They are so amazed and excited at what you have doen for them. A glimmer of hope has sparked joy in these forgotten people. Please, keep them in your prayers.

We wish all of you a great summer and pray that you will continue to prosper in every way. If any of you has any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please remember that World Hope Inc. is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization. All of your donations are tax-deductible.

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NOVEMBER 2008

I hope everyone is enjoying this cold weather. I suppose it is that time of year when we have to put the coats and gloves on, but I would much rather be enjoying the hot sun in Kenya.

I was in Kenya in May of this year to visit the construction site of the eye clinic in Kokwo Toto and to reassess any changes in the cost of the clinic. Although the scenery was beautiful and the Pokot people were extremely excited about the impending project, I was shocked to realize that the dollar had dropped so significantly in the international market, that we had to increase the budget for this clinic. Instead of the original $50K, we now needed $90K to complete the project.

Despite the little bump in this road, we have pressed on. The contractor is Kolping, a company that has a wonderful reputation among the Europeans. The construction has begun as of two weeks ago. The contractor has employed the people of the tribe to help build and this has already made the clinic very special to them. Thankfully, water has been plentiful so the project is proceeding quickly.

Please, consider supporting us again so that we can complete the project. We still need to raise another $55K. I hope that we will be able to raise the money by April 2009.

I pray that all of you will have a wonderfully blessed holiday season. The Pokot tribe is very excited and they want me to express my thanks for all of your support. I hope that someday all of you will come over to Kenya to meet these wonderful people myself.

Thank you for your continued support. If you would like to donate to this cause please send your tax-deductible gift to:

World Hope, Inc.
2154 Wayne Ave
Abington, PA 19001
215-514-2449

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