One year summery
Unbelievable, it's already one year ago when I arrived in Namibia with my fully packed car, after a 12 day adventerous journey from Uganda, via Tanzania and Zambia.
Here is our success story:
|HopeKids love their new home|
|Our organisation is officially registered|
|Preparing the dormitory rooms|
|Our children's home|
- more than 1000 street kids per month were provided with food
- more than 200 refugee kids per month received meals
- many children in remote villages enjoyed freshly cooked meals (including freshly slaughtered goats) during our outreach
- several families in need received food packages
|Providing meals for hungry village kids|
|Meals for street kids|
|Waiting patiently for lunch - |
street kids feeding program
|Lunch serving in refugee settlements|
- in several primary schools within the Kunene region
- in several churches in Northern Namibia
- more than 20 HopeKids in our children's home enjoyed daily bible stories, English lessons and educational trips
- hundreds of children every week during our daily children's ministry events
|HopeKids studying joyfully|
|HopeKids learning new things|
- we established Sunday school at the Church of the Nazarene
- we initiated a mid-week children's ministry event: Jesus party at the Church of the Nazarene
- we did prison ministry in Opuwo's custody: more than 300 inmates repented and accepted Jesus as their savior; 50 were baptized.
|Jesus party: midweek children's ministry|
|Outdoor Sunday school|
Hurdels, bottlenecks, problems & issue
Obviously we didn't expect to come to Namibia and have a smooth ride with our attempt to help children in need. Establishing a children's home and private school to support the poor community was and still is indeed very challenging.
However, the opposition, jellousy and betrayal we encountered were shockingly strong. Corruption, blackmailing, backstabbing, lies, and threats were all things we faced.
Nevertheless, despite false accusations, fake reports to authorities, and massive attempts to stop our work - we succeeded. Many families of marginalized tribes are very thankful for our endurance and willingness to continue our work despite massive opposition.
All these accomplishments are impossible without your (prayer & financial) support. It is a very humbling experience to completely rely on God and His grace and your willingness to support our work to help children in need and share the Good News with them. Thank you for your trust in us!