Thirst No More

By Ray Smith

God provides for our needs. Here at Give Hope Ministries, we see that promise fulfilled daily. We needed to have a clean and accessible water supply for the children, staff and care givers at Give Hope. In prayer we asked the One who could provide it, doing so in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and out of those prayers it became a reality.

The Lord brought to our team board member Richard Zander, who had the knowledge to lead us into obtaining fresh water at the facility. There were other ideas presented, but this was the most expeditious and cost effective, as fresh water had become a first priority within our growing ministry. After visiting and spending time at Give Hope, he worked on ideas, cost, and logistics to present solutions to the founder and board of directors. Richard then worked on connecting with others through his personal and professional relationships. First seeking GOD, and then with others in the field of expertise, he searched for a solution that would be truly realistic and could be performed by a local team of professionals equipped to dig a deep well and add a proper pump at a location that would enhance our facility.

Thanks to Draco (U) ltd.’s expertise, today more than 222 children and staff receive God’s provision of fresh water, daily. We are very thankful first to GOD, to Draco (U) ltd., to the Donors, and to everyone that helped in some way to be the Lord’s hands and feet on this project.  

Draco (U) ltd. performed a site survey, dug the well, performed a pump test, set the casing and the well pump in place, and even provided a report for review. You can see the finished pump station here.

We will soon add a day tank so the fresh water is ready for instantaneous use. Today, the children no longer need to travel long distances to a place of standing water teaming with parasites. Today, we no longer need to boil in order to obtain even one drinkable sip. Today, we have fresh water that no longer threatens the health of our children.

God gets the glory and we give him all the praise. In prayers and through faith with actions from each of our team, each of our suppliers, professionals, donors, caregivers, workers, board members, Pastor Steve and founder Willy Ouma, we receive yet another way in which God the Holy Father shows his love by providing for our needs, even to the least of these. For it is written;

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27.

We have other projects to accomplish and we pray for your help with gratitude to accomplish each one of them. You can see the list of other projects here at the bottom of the page. Please look at everything, and give as it purposes in your heart. You can give donations, you can offer help as a mission trip or get your church or organization involved in other areas of need. Contact us with your questions or ideas so we can see how they can be a fit for our growth and how we can give Glory to God for his provisions.

As we look at long-term impact, our prayer is that the children at Give Hope Ministries will be able — through Faith in Christ Jesus and the education they receive — to break the cycle of poverty around them and use the provisions God gives them to sustain their families and live lives full of the grace and mercy given from heaven above.

 One of our students caring for the chicks.

One of our students caring for the chicks.

This has always been the goal of founder Willy Ouma, an orphan himself. We creatively seek ways to use the resources God has given to further his Kingdom and to help our children and their families. Recently the purchase of 1,000 chickens will be used not only to supply food for the children, but also to bring in additional income to offset expenses. Endeavors like these help us move towards our goal of someday becoming a self-sustaining organization. Your donations and your work with us is helping us move closer towards that goal.

Thank you for being part of our team to help the least of these. For according to Jesus Christ, they are the greatest in the Kingdom.

“Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” Matthew 18:4-5

God Bless,

Ray