From Bryce Homes Kenya Board Members
World over, widows and orphans experience new challenges day by day. It is touching to learn that they (widows and orphans) do not have the capacity to deal with these challenges that are unique to them.
This month, while on a mission to reach out to the Bryce Homes families for distribution of foodstuff, we came across some good news which is worth sharing with our readers. Children in the Bryce Homes are naturally gifted uniquely and the little opportunity given to them can produce a great impact!Eveline, a daughter in Bryce Home (BH #15) and graduate from college, pioneered a Bryce Homes Children Program (BHCP). BHCP gives the orphaned children an opportunity to use their talents for a sustainable future. Through this program all the children are grouped depending on their unique talents and specific training is provided relevant to each group. One such group of children have successfully produced ornamental items whose aesthetic values have attracted potential buyers. We are praying that the same products will soon fetch a market abroad for purposes of motivating them.
Another unique scenario is the case of a young athlete (Dorothy) who triumphed in steeple chase in the Kenya National Primary Schools Athletics Champions. Her success was as a result of motivation from the newfound children’s program (BHCP). Dorothy is a daughter to Terry (BH #6). Click here to continue reading.
Bryce Homes Philippines
1st Quarter 2018 Update
From Pastor Richard
By the grace and mercy of God the feeding ministry funded by Understand The Times is used by God not just to feed the poor children but to be the means of evangelizing them. As the year passed by, I have seen how the Word of God shaped the lives of these children grown up in our ministry. They were once listening to the bible stories and messages while waiting for their food but now as grown up young people they are the one teaching for the younger ones.
We have new generation of children ages 6-10 attending church services. They stay at the church to attend church services and to worship God even after attending their own Sunday school class and feeding ministry. Truly the Lord is awesome and worthy to be praised for his grace is boundless and no respecter of person, race or culture. Some of our young members started at the children’s feeding ministry. Now, they are used by God as teachers and supporters for this ministry. Please continue to pray for Understand The Times Philippines Feeding Ministry for the Lord is working in the lives of these children.
Every home and family experiences times of trials and troubles but if Christ is the foundation of that home it will remain strong in the midst of tempest and storm. Bryce Homes Philippines underwent trials and shaking for the past months and it resulted to the eviction of some of the recipients and to replace them with kids who can comply and are more deserving to be in the Bryce Homes Program.
The current set of students (both old and new) are worthy to be in the program. They are doing well in school and faithful to the Lord by attending church services and prayer meetings. Their parents are supportive as well by lending their help in feeding ministry and church activities. We continue to give school and food allowances for each child in the Bryce Homes. We also have summer activities for them with their families, like summer camp last month and daily vacation Bible school God willing next month (May). Click here to continue reading.