No Place Like Home

April 2012 at Springs of Hope College

 The most frequently used phrase I heard this past week during the Bible School Session was “Tuko nyumbani” — “We are at home!”.  The Kenya Free Methodist Modular Bible School has seen many homes in the many years since it began in 1996.  Most recently the Bible School sessions were hosted at the Light and Life Free Methodist Academy (Primary School) in Kericho.

The search for land began 6 years ago.  Funds were being raised and a site was located but when money was available to make the purchase the land had already been sold.  The search began again and this time with success, 3 1/2 acres were bought 5 years ago on the opposite side of the river from where we had first tried.

Many people have been involved in our getting us to where we are today — a building, a start to the building Springs of Hope College.  Thanks to all — Canadians and Kenyans alike.

 Students eager to make the school their own” requested hoes and began to clear the grass.  Others took to pumping water from the well in an effort to rid it of recent contaminants.  We are home they said.   Pray for Springs of Hope – We have only just begun and we are excited to see what God has for us in the future.

Clearing long grass

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7 Responses to No Place Like Home

  1. vickiereynen says:

    Deb….congratulations! It is exciting to see what God has done and will continue to do. May this next week of Bible school go well…and may everyone be blessed!

  2. Cathy, Rob and Kira says:

    It is so exciting to see the progress that has been made. God is good…! Congratulations to you and everyone there for the hard work and dedication to this continuing work. Can’ t wait to see all the next steps being made.

    • Debbie says:

      Surely God is faithful. It would not have happened without him. Today we had an awesome service. Neddy preached a great message.

  3. Barb Stillman says:

    It is wonderful to hear your good report!!! May the Bible School continue to bless and prepare many to be faithful shepherds. It is good to see that the students want to help in the manual labor, this gives optimism that they have hearts ready to serve others.

    • Debbie says:

      As they have said “we are home” – and no one at home leaves the grass uncut! Your prayer is my prayer – 6 students will graduate on Saturday this week.

  4. Reg Garratt says:

    Very good to see what God is doing through all the people who love the people there in Eldoret.
    Hope you are keeping healthy.

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