October Newsletter

Colorful leaves, pumpkin spice, sweaters, and everything fall...it's one of my favorite seasons. Yet, it's typically a busy season. Annual activities begin - school programs, church activities, and more. I wonder what our fall would look like if we lived in the U.S. Would the girls be in sports, dance, and youth group? Would we be picking apples one weekend and carving pumpkins the next? 

There are many things that our family has sacrificed as we have chosen to live in Kenya and be full time missionaries. Our girls have a different education, and they have very limited opportunities at extra curricular activities. Although, they have the unique opportunity of having a world of experiences at such a young age. Through lives greatest victories and biggest challenges, the distance apart seems disproportionate. I go back and forth between the pros and the cons, but the reality remains the same. God has called us. What an honor to be called by a great God and to be used. We can be used here, and you can also be used right where you are. Our calling is different, but our good God is the same. Let us be willing to be used by Him, always...anywhere and anyhow. 

Ephesains 3:14-21
 For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen. 

Staff Training

During our first term, we had two staff training days. We have more than doubled our staff in the last few months and we have found that our staff training days allow for us to connect as staff while the students aren't around.
We focus on team building activities, brainstorming on improving our outreach in the community, improving our literacy program, and helping us get to know each other and the school vision more. We have enjoyed each staff training day, as well as the staff. They especially like the heavy lunch and cake as a special appreciation for their hard work. 

Covid-19 Relief Continues...

As many of you heard about the Delta Variant outbreak in our community just as we came back to the U.S. in June, God put on several people's heart to continue to contribute to our Covid-19 efforts. Initially, this was able to help with a few hospital bills for those who needed treatment for Covid. The past few months, new infections have gone down, and vaccines have become more readily available. Two weeks ago, Kenya's population of vaccinated people was less than 4%.

With some of the remaining funds, we decided to help those who were interested in getting vaccinated, get vaccinated. Most people don't have personal transportation and the cost of getting to a facility that provides vaccinations can cost $2-4 per person. For many, this is a day's salary. We coordinated with the local health department, and we were able to vaccinate over 62 people in Ouya Village near GNMA. We plan to do a few more outreaches to help assist those who need it most. Thank you for your support! 

Phase II Fundraising Report

Video: Thank you!

We have put a short thank you video together to appreciate all of our partners who have contributed and prayed towards the completion of Phase II. Please click the red button below to watch. 

CHECK IT OUT: Thank you video for Phase II!



One more child remains, Isaack. Join us in making a difference by sponsoring a child today...

An intelligent young man and a leader by nature, meet Isaack Omondi. Isaack's love for life caught the attention of our leaders as he was admitted into our sponsorships program. Isaack is smart and loves to learn. He likes to sing and play games with friends. Isaack is the first born in his family. Isaack lives with both of his parents. His dad was diagnosed with TB earlier this year, and it has affected his ability to provide for his family. Sponsorship guarantees a chance of education for Isaack! 

Isaack's sponsorship is $35/month and provides for his education and healthcare when needed.

Click below to see his available profile and fill out a form to  sponsor him. 
E-mail: hollyandfred@goodnewskenya.org


Praises & Prayer Requests


Pray that we would remain healthy. We have struggled with sickness this month, and it is a distraction from ministry. 


Pray that God would raise up leaders in our church to help serve our community. 

Phase 3

Pray for God's favor and provision as we begin to construct Phase 3 at GNMA next month. 

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His Servants,
Fred, Holly, Lucy & Eliana Okoth

Good News Kenya

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