A dedicated team of people in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, along with a growing community of generous and active supporters throughout the United States, are helping h.o.w? Ministry empower women, save children and fight poverty.
These are our stories.
Day 1 of the 2nd Arise Women’s Conference began in the evening Jan. 6, 2016, as the h.o.w? Ministry widows arrived at the tented Camp Chemi Chemi in the Ngong Hills overlooking Nairobi after a 2-hour bus ride from their homes in the Kinangop high plateau countryside. It began with hugs, songs and tea, and continued with each widow sharing a story about what she has learned and accomplished since last we met.
Our in-country coordinator Keziah Murugi shares our big news! H.o.w? Ministry is now a registered limited company in Kenya! This allows us to purchase land in our name, and is the springboard for our fundraising to purchase 8 acres of land in Naivasha.
Help us purchase 8 acres in Naivasha to expand our vision with a calling for a vocational school and life skills training center, guest house, gift shop and poultry farm in addition to providing our widows with a larger place to gather for worship, fellowship and handiwork. A generous donor is matching up to $30,000 in donations this month!
Join us for an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at the h.o.w? Ministry headquarters, 465 Bristle Ridge in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The students at Children’s Garden in Nairobi surprised Kristen Kimball with a video this morning on day 3 of her 72-hour race to raise funds for our Clean Water Initiative.
Mission trip participant Kristen Kimball is running a 3-day endurance race to help provide funds for clean water – check back for her updates along the way!
h.o.w? President Michelle Outman is in Kenya this month working on strategy for the coming year with our in-country coordinator Keziah Murugi Kariuki and planning our second women’s conference that will take place in January, but two other important missions have also become the focus of her attention.
H.o.w? Ministry will hold a holiday open house from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Nov. 7, at company headquarters, 465 Bristle Ridge in Cape Girardeau. (map). Mark your calendars and be sure to stop by to get a head start on all of your holiday shopping!
Teachers in Kenya have been on strike but schools were reopened this week. Our in-country coordinator Keziah was able to deliver teaching resources to Ms. Betty’s classroom at Jacaranda Special School. Join h.o.w? Ministry in praying for the students and teachers in Kenya as they push forward this school year after a long delay.
Milkah, a beautiful young widow, mother to a beautiful 5-year-old daughter received a sewing machine on Sept. 29, 2015, from h.o.w? Ministry. She is excited to start sewing and earning to support her family. Thank you to Keziah, our in-country coordinator, for the photo and video. God bless you in your new business, Milkah!