Dear Friends of CAP,
Since we formed CAP eleven years ago, the children's lives improved in huge proportions. From the refugees camps of 104 degrees with no schools and monthly food rations gone in days to Moi's Bridge, Kenya, the difference is staggering. The photos we now have show well-fed children, clothes without holes and happy students in decent schools. Wow, what a change?! Our CAP School received an award and our children are making higher marks than the Kenyan students sitting next to them. If I boast, I only boast to say "look what the Lord has done."
For the future, we look to expand the school adding more grades, more classrooms, more teachers and yikes, more to the budget. When the time is right,
we will acquire a bit more land. The vision is always bigger than we are so God gets the credit. The needs are always great and every gift is significant to meet a need.
We plan to take a team back in 2019 to continue the work with Pastors John and Tabby, increase our work on Mt. Elgon as funds allow and revisit our expansion into Uganda. I don't want to grow too fast to overextend our budget or grow too slow while children suffer. Please pray we have the balance as support grows with us.
I can't thank each of you enough for the giving finances, fundraising by selling scrubby pads and crafts, and sewing goods to sell here or take there. Special thanks to Central Baptist Church in Quincy and Fountain of Life in Springfield, MO. To all others for sending just the right amount at the right time! Only the Lord knows!
Thank you Oasis Church and supporters in Iowa for making Christmas this year special. Chickens for Christmas meals, shoes and clothing items are in the process. Asante sana!! (Thank you!)
A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA
There are so many "small" things we can do to bless our CAP family. Prayerfully read through this month's newsletter and see if God speaks to you about meeting a need for these dear ones.
- Through December 31st, use PayPal's Holiday Campaign donate page when giving to CAP and they'll actually add 1% to your donation to benefit charity, plus pay for the fees. Simply click this link to give that little extra!
- Do you use Amazon for your shopping? The Amazon Smile program gives a portion of your purchase price to charity! Wrap-up your holiday shopping by clicking on this link and Children Are People Inc. benefits!