Archives for February 2016

Happy Birthday Mama Phoebe

I could not resist sending Phoebe  love and best wishes on her birthday. A woman who has loved and cared for hundreds of children.

Here are some pictures of this wonderful woman who does such life changing  work in Kisumu Kenya. A lady with a big heart and endless energy Happy Birthday and blessings to you Bishop Phoebe Onyango

Phoebe in traditional dress

Phoebe in traditional dress

Mama Phoebe handing out Christmas boxes fro Rotary UK

Mama Phoebe handing out Christmas boxes fro Rotary UK

Mama  Phoebeshowing me the orphanage in 2012

Mama Phoebe showing me the orphanage in 2012

Samuel haven’t you grown with love, care and Sponsorship

Samuel Paul was found by a policeman and when he was carried to Phoebe, Samuel fitted in that Policeman’s hand.

It was touch and go as to whether Samuel would survive but with Phoebes care and love he grew into the lovely child you see in these pictures.

When I first met Samuel he was supposed to be having a nap but like all inquisitive children he wanted to be involved.  When Phoebe was showing me around the accommodation, I felt a tug on my trousers and then as I turned around Samuels arms went up and of course I just had to lift him up and that was the start of a beautiful friendship. My husband and I now sponsor Samuel and it is a joy to see him grow in all aspect of his little life.

Sponsoring a child is such a worthwhile thing to do, Samuel is too young to write to us but we do receive photos and wow isn’t he growing. Phoebe’s family need more sponsors for the children so that their education and well being is assured. If you are interested in changing a child’s life then please contact me through this website. Please go to our sponsorship page to see the children. I will be posting more stories to feedback to you the effect that sponsorship can have on a child in Phoebe’s Family

Love and care set me on the right road

Love and care set me on the right road

I am getting bigger

I am getting bigger

Now look at me a really big boy

Now look at me a really big boy

Grandma’s House, Two homes have been built!!!

Well isn’t great to be able to feed back such positive information. Phoebe has built two of the four houses we wanted to build for the Widows of Kisumu.

Many of these women are elderly and are alone with no financial or human support but thanks to YOU and Phoebe’s vision we now have some where for these women to go.

Each house costs about £650 with furniture and a small garden . They have two rooms and a door to keep the warm in and the unwanted out, safe and snug in a home they can call there own, isn’t that what we all want for our Mothers and Grand Mothers??

I hope Stella is looking down on these houses smiling wishing the women love and good luck in their new homes

We will start our campaign for Grandma’s House phase two very soon. Thank you to all who gave so generously

 

Two new homes for the Widows of Kisumu

Two new homes for the Widows of Kisumu

The Grand children are very excited

The Grand children are very excited

2016 A Year of Great Change

First I must apologise to all who support Phoebe’s family, I have not updated for some time and it is my intention to keep you informed of the wonderful things that are happening In Kisumu Kenya.

There will be many changes this year and we hope that these changes bring joy to all concerned. A big change to our support for Phoebe and her work is the well deserved retirement of two amazing Men who have been staunch supporter of Phoebe. John Chaffe and Tony Rozee from the New Forest Community Church.

It was John and Tony who introduced me to Phoebe, who escorted me and cared for me on my visit to Kisumu and who have strengthened Bishop Phoebe’s

work both financially and spiritually. They have travelled with Phoebe to bring new ways of preaching to the Pastors of the Kisumu region and so much more.

This picture is typical of these two wonderful people, lots of smiles and cups of tea.

John has over many years taken responsibility for the organisation and administration of Connect International. When John was on his travel he would find worthy causes and connect them with fund raisers in the UK. Tony’s Foundation ” The Tony Rozee Foundation has raised money and helped so many groups and individuals, especially in Africa. I hope in his retirement Tony makes the time to write about his travels. I know there are many wonderful and funny stories to tell. Their final formal trip to Kenya will be some time in March so I will keep you informed.

John Chaffe of Connect International serving tea for h the Connect team

John Chaffe of Connect International serving tea for  the Connect team