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Our School!

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Shining Light ACE Missions School Tumaini Children's Home Kenya Graduation 2013

Our Ceremony was opened with prayer led by our Beautiful Damaris.



This year we Graduated 6 Kindergartners to 1st Grade!  We are so proud of you ( left to right ) Joyce, Matthew, Reuben, Brenda, Enoch, Debby! If you know us at all you will understand our excitement in each of these achievements.  Joyce came to Tumaini weighing less than 10lbs at age 18 months abandoned at Hospital, cleft lip, cleft pallet, heart defect.  Matthew abandoned at Hospital, was supposed to have sever autism.  Reuben abandoned at the Hospital, four months old was dying of a intestinal infection.  Brenda was abandoned at birth in out door toilet, attacked by rats destroying right forearm. Enoch born weeks premature, was dying of dehydration, abandoned at Hospital.  Debby abandoned at Hospital with sever back deformity.  Each of these wonderful children you see here, were just like all of us once, abandoned, lost, hurt, broken…

December 2013 already!

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I can not believe 2013 is so close to the end!  God has been so Gracious and Faithful continually to us here at Tumaini.  I will try to give you a quick pictorial run down of the last few months.  I think you will see why time runs so fast here for all of us! Birthdays August, September, October, November, December! Damaris 8 years! Brenda 5 years! Brighton 5 years! Felix 1 year!
Alex 1 year1 Mom Phyllis 57 years! Troy 17 years!
 Joel 4 years! Enoch  5 years! Matthew 5 years!
God has blessed us with so many new friends! Our friend Nancy has come every Friday taking Dannon & Troy's place watching the preschoolers so that they and Mom & Dad could go out for an hr or so just the 4 of us!  What a blessing! The Fitzpatrick family also comes on Fridays in the afternoon with snacks to play!  We look so forward to their visits!

Our Journey!

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We are on an amazing journey and we are not alone!

  In Psalms 23, David hears the voice of God's Holy Spirit reassuring him that he is never alone, He is always with him, and inspires him to write that encounter out for us in David's own words!  Isn't this amazing! God's promises written out for us by a man that needed to bow and receive, just like we do, all that God has provided in Himself, for our journey. Psalms 23 The Lord is my Shepherd;  I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength.  He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil.  My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of m…

Playground Blessing!

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Playground Blessing! We are always overjoyed at how much more God can bless than we ever expect!   In 2012 some friends found a fiberglass manufacture who would make a slide for the children at their home.  We were amazed when we saw it!  Usually slides here are made of metal and are so hot they can not be played on a good portion of the year.  Of course for anything made special  like this slide, it cost a lot here in Kenya.  We admired it from afar knowing that the expense was too high.  Then Dad Horace began to pray!  He remembered that God had always given us a high vision for what He wanted for these children, they are not orphans but His own children, as we teach them " You are the Children of the Most High God!"   And that is how it began! 

 1st we received a notice that the dance team " Over Flow " from River City Dance School ( River City Church, Lewiston Idaho ) wanted to plan a fundraiser for Tumaini Home.  " Was there anything particular that we n…