Global Hope Newsletter
April 2020
Global Hope Friends,

Many of you have expressed concern about our Global Hope children in Kenya, India and Romania. Below is a short update to let you know how the children are doing. We appreciate your continued prayers and support.

Recently, due to your continued faithfulness, we were able to send a total gift of $8,500 -- divided between our ministry partners -- so they could provide food and basic necessities to the children, their families and their community.

We praise God that as of today the children all remain safe and healthy. We continue to pray that their caregivers have the stamina, strength, and resources to care for the children during this very difficult time. We know that many of you are hurting now as well. Please know that you remain in our prayers and our thoughts and let us know how we can pray for you.

HOREC - Hope for Orphans Rescue Centre
We hear that the children are doing well at HOREC, although like children all around the world they are getting a little tired of constantly washing their hands! The older students who attend boarding school are back so it's a full house at HOREC. The staff is holding prayers at the chapel three times a day and they continue to have faith that the Lord will see them through this pandemic.
Spring Valley Children's Center
On Good Friday, Spring Valley held a short prayer service with the children and staff staying at the school and gave them a word of encouragement while teaching them about the death and resurrection of Christ. They also had a bible lesson with the children about the meaning of Easter. The staff identified some families of Spring Valley who are facing starvation at this time and gave each one of them a food basket that will last them for a month.

On April 12 th , Easter Sunday, Pastor Stanley and Tr. Alice had a small fellowship with the children who stay at the school permanently and then opened the gate and fed children from the community before calling it a day. We are very grateful to be able to reach out to our children in the community because most of them are facing starvation due to COVID-19.

The children are keeping busy playing games, having competitions, and learning new songs. On Wednesday the boys got a chance to learn some new skills in the kitchen and made lunch for all the children.
above: the children enjoying an Easter meal of lentils and chapatti
below: a small Good Friday worship service at Spring Valley
above: on Wednesday it was the boys' turn to try out their skills in the kitchen!
The schools are closed in Romania, so the children are all homeschooling. At Ana's house the first part of the day is dedicated to individual study, working on lessons, and communicating with their teachers. As school may not start back up in May, we are praying the exams that will decide where our children will study for the next few years will not be significantly affected. House-dad, Roni, started a Bible study in the book Matthew every day after lunch. For two hours they read from Matthew and have discussions with the children. They have found the bright side of the stay at home order - - the family has more time to spend together!

Work in the garden has begun, and with all the time at home the Ana's house family has managed to accomplish A LOT! They treated all the fruit trees, prepared the ground and sowed onions, garlic, peas, parsley, carrots, parsnips, spinach, radishes, and potatoes. They also built a new fence in preparation for the new batch of chickens they hope to purchase soon. At the moment they have 32 laying hens that produce about 28 eggs a day and they plan to buy 50 more egg-laying chickens and an additional 50 chickens for meat.

All our Global Hope foster families are safe and haven't had any ill health effects from COVID-19. The older kids miss their school and their friends but overall are doing well.
Our Children's Homes in India
All of the children at Hope Girls, Hope Boys, Prema Girls, Joshua Boys and Daniel Boys Homes have returned to their families during the pandemic. We have not heard that any of the children or their families have become ill. We expect that the children will return to our homes in late May as school is scheduled to resume in June.

At the Kathryn E. Larsen Children's Home the staff is still caring for children in need. Some of the children are staying with relatives during this time, but there are some children that don't have a safe place to go away from KEL. Those children are still living at KEL where they are being fed and cared for and are learning about health and hygiene. They have face masks to wear when appropriate and to-date none of our children at KEL have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. We are grateful for the care they are receiving and praise the Lord that the children are healthy and safe.
Upcoming Events
We have rescheduled our annual Global Hope Banquet, "Inspire" . Please mark your calendar with the new date:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

´╗┐Location remains the same: Stonebrook Manor in Thornton, Colorado . We are happy that we were able to secure a date to reschedule and we look forward to seeing you this fall!
In order to keep our volunteers and patrons safe during this time, we have postponed our annual lawnmower maintenance event originally scheduled in April at Broomfield United Methodist Church. Please watch for emails with new dates, if and when they become available.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,   fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2