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As an international ministry, Africa Mission & Beyond operates to fulfill the scriptural commission of Christ. Our burden and mission is to share the good news of the gospel and to show the love of God through humanitarian deeds of charity. Learn More

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On the way to this service a man rode along and thanked Michael for the messages. He said, “I have heard very many new truths which I have never known. One is that we all have a choice whether we will go to Heaven. For me this is a very wonderful thing!” ... See MoreSee Less

On the way to this service a man rode along and thanked Michael for the messages. He said, “I have heard very many new truths which I have never known. One is that we all have a choice whether we will go to Heaven. For me this is a very wonderful thing!”

3 days ago

Africa Mission & Beyond

Huruma ProjectsOur family is settling in here at the orphanage and the children are enjoying every minute spent with the students and orphans on break, attending some classes with them and spending break and mealtimes together. While here, Michael is traveling around to various congregations for service, but is also overseeing various projects that need attention here at the orphanage. Here they are used to doing without, and have so many needs that they don’t even tell us all of them until we are here to see them firsthand. Some are very simple to rectify with a little money and skilled labor. Primary School—We paused construction on the last primary classrooms when the boys’ dorm burned down and are lacking about $2000 to finish those up. Boys’ Dorm—The boys dorm is constructed, but requires new latrines before they can move it. It will cost $600 to get this finished up and we hope to do it before we have to leave. Clothes lines—The students need better clothes lines put up. Many of the ones they have currently we have observed are of barbed wire. You can see why this is undesirable and can ruin clothing. For about $250 we can replace half of it which is where we are going to start. Bathing Rooms—The original bathrooms that were built have never worked very long so we are desiring to convert them into bathing rooms for bucket baths. Right now the girls do not have a very private area for bathing and we want to change that. Kitchen ventilation—The two large ovens in the kitchen do not have proper ventilation and smoke billows around in the dining room looking for an outlet. We have a man coming out tomorrow to look at it. We will have to cut a hole in the roof and make a vent and possibly something to channel it better. Chainsaw—One of the problems causing smoke is that the cooks are using long pieces of firewood so they can’t shut the door when they put it in. We have purchased a chain saw that will help with this daily need for suitably sized firewood. Tractor Repairs—The tractor has served us well, but needs some TLC. We brought $1000 worth of parts with us, but found that there were more needed when we got here. Bro. Barak made a two day round trip to locate parts in a large city for $700 which we hope will help get it in good working order. Donations for these projects may be made through PayPal to donate@africamission.com or mailed to Africa Mission, P.O. Box 2042, Nixa, MO 65714. Please memo designations. We thank you for your prayers and support while on this trip. ... See MoreSee Less

Huruma Projects

Thank the Lord for Michael’s safe return. We thank you for your prayers which the Lord graciously answered in regards to his health. Multiple times his back would begin giving him trouble but before days end the Lord would strengthen it. We leave a week from Sunday for Kenya. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank the Lord for Michael’s safe return. We thank you for your prayers which the Lord graciously answered in regards to his health. Multiple times his back would begin giving him trouble but before days end the Lord would strengthen it. We leave a week from Sunday for Kenya.

 

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Thankful he’s safely home! Praying for God’s blessings on your trip to Kenya! ❤️🙏🏻

So thankful for God’s touch and safe return! Praying for continued strength and safety for all of your family! 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

Thank the Lord! Still praying.

Praise the Lord from who all blessings flow!

look at them makes you want to adopted them

Thankful🙏🙏

Thanking God, and still praying.

One week?!! How exciting!!

We are grateful, and may the rest and rebuild be quick and thorough.

Thank the Lord!

Thankful for God's goodness again

So thankful!! Praying for rest before your next trip. 🙏🙏

love this couple a hundred and one reasons

GODbless you both...

Thank God!🙏🙏🙏💞

Thank the Lord! Sure glad the Lord’s taking care of you Michael and your family at home. Good pic of you both! Love y’all!

God is so good and merciful. Praying y’all have a wonderful trip.

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Build a Classroom

The Huruma Orphanage is in much need of new classrooms for the primary school. Huruma Dolor Primary Academy is one of the best schools in the district. It serves not only the orphans but over 300 other children in the community.

The current classrooms are old and very dark. The government is pressuring them to rebuild. As funds are made available, construction will commence. Donate

Huruma Dolor Facebook News

6 days ago

Huruma Dolor Orphanage

Improvements and Projects ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We pray for God’s wisdom in your decisions and prioritizing each project.

1 month ago

Huruma Dolor Orphanage

If you want to send a care pack for an orphan try to send it soon. I’ll begin packing next week. Send me a pm to let me know it is coming so I leave space for it. We will also be taking a few living supplies swingset and tractor parts some books for the library and some items for activities with the orphans jo it is a juggling act to balance all categories and it will help to know to expect your package. 😀 More info in comments. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Since we will be traveling as a group of four, I am going to open up opportunity for any sponsor that wants to send a small gift packet to your child. I know some of you wanted to send packages at Christmas and weren’t able. If you are wanting to send a gift feel free to mail it to me at: Mrs. Rene Smith Huruma Orphanage (Child’s Name) 605 Bishops Court Nixa, MO 65714 Please keep in mind, there are 80 plus orphans. 😊 Items should fit in a small flat rate USPS box or a plastic pencil box. Perhaps a 6x9 padded envelope. Not a large package as I only want to designate two pieces of luggage for this. Ideas for items that are small: a small photo album with pictures of your family, a simple watch (not gold), stationary, fidget spinner, container of slime or putty, small package of candy, a small toiletry bag with travel size lip balm, lotion, cologne or body spray. Small flash light with extra batteries, small devotional, small calendar planner. If you have a question about items, please email me. Items will need to be mailed by Monday, January 21st. I will be packing that next week and need to have all items here on hand. NO PRESSURE. These ideas are suggestions only. Don’t buy all of them. 😊

I mailed ours yesterday.

1 month ago

Huruma Dolor Orphanage

Taking positive words with us!! Dorm walls. School halls. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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what a great idea! I did something similar for the Mexican trip last year with scriptures and cardboard frames. they loved them

Those are pretty enough to be used at service.😜

Pray for the gospel efforts on the mission field.

Pray that people would hear and receive the good news of the gospel. Intercede for people bound in sin and in religious confusion. Support the poor and the fatherless.