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News Letter 2019

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on January 30, 2020 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (2)

BETH POTTE’S HOME NEWS LETTER 2019.

On behalf of the board members of this Charity, we want to take this opportunity to wish all of you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR OF 2020. We want to thank God for all of you who believed in us and joined us together in this noble task of God’s calling to help these orphans in one way or another. We are happy to inform you that your work in this ministry is not in pain.

EVENTS: Here are some of alights of things which took place the year 2019.

1. Christopher, who was born with HIV Aids disease and rejected by his relatives including his own uncle. We are happy to inform you that he completed grade 12 this year by the grace of God, after a long struggle with his sickness.

2. Philomena, having completed grade 12 last year 2018, has now completed one year in a career college, where a performance is very encouraging.

3. Mercy, now in grade 11 is anticipating to complete grade 12 next year 2020 God willing.

4. Andrew and Januaries, both have joined high school this year 2019.

The rest of the other children are in different Elementary/Primary Schools, working hard for their performances.

All these children are given two meals in their respective schools, while on the other hand we do provide food for them on weekends and during the holidays throughout the year. We also take care of their health issues by providing them with medication, those who have become sick.

We are happy to report to you that one of the orphans by the name Januaries who had a kidney problem, which conditioned him to use catheter even in school, which was not easy because of the stigma. We thank God Januaries is now completely healed.

Since we wanted these children to feel loved during Christmas season, we did send them hamper, to be delivered to their respective home where these orphans lives with their relatives.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

Since everything has gone up financially, what we used to pay last year, is now twice as much this year. Our construction of this home in order for us to have these orphans under one roof, their new home, where their needs will be fully met physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually satisfactorily, is still yet to be build, we hope and pray for God’s will to be done and this anticipated dream be a reality. Therefore pray with us for God to provide a donor or donors to help us to build this urgently needed home for these orphans. It is with great joy to inform you that our charity is officially registered both here in Canada and in Kenya where the orphans lives, as non-profit charitable organization. Therefore, those who would like to donate any amount of money to this charity, $20 and above will be issued with a receipt for the purpose of income tax return process. Prepared by:

Rev. Dr. Joseph K. Kibwaa (Co-founder).

 

Newsletter 2017

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on June 27, 2018 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (3)
BETH POTTER�??S HOME NEWSLETTER 2017. PAST: Beth Potter�??s Home began as a non-profit charitable organization in 2008, as an initiative of Elizabeth N. Kibwaa who grew up as an orphan, she wanted to reciprocate to her community who helped her when she was growing up after her parents passed away at her childhood age. This noble task started with 15 orphans whose parents had passed away as a result of the HIV/Aids disease, but now we have 20 children. We began to feed, clothe and educate these children while they are still living with their aged grandparents. Out of this figure mentioned above, it is with deep sorrow to report that four of our orphans have succumbed the disease and died. It is also sad to report that during that same period since we started this noble mission of caring for the orphans, four grandmothers who have been caring for these individual orphans have also died not with Aids but with other old age health issues. Leaving these individual orphans in the hands of relatives to care for them. It has not been easy for these relatives because they have their own families whom they are responsible for to meet their basic needs. Achievements: Since when we started feeding, educating and caring for these orphans health-wise in 2008, the following are the things which we have been able to successfully achieve: 1. We have already acquired and purchased a land of one acre on the outskirts of the city of Nairobi east, off Kangundo road a place called Kamulu. 2. It is our joy to report to you that a perimeter wall was build and completed in 2016 around the plot at a cost of Kenya shillings 3.5 million, which are equivalent to CD $ 35, 000. 3. We are happy to report to you that 7 of these children have completed grade 8 (std 8); 4 are in high school with one graduating the end of this year. While 2 who have graduated from high school and community college respectively are now helping their community in various activities. 4. It is with great to inform you that, the charity is officially registered both here in Canada and in Kenya as non-profit charitable organization. Therefore, those who would like to finance the charity, we want to report to you that we do issue receipts for any donation given of $20 and above for their annual income tax return process. 5. When we started filling the annual income tax returns forms with the Canada Revenue Agency, we are grateful to God to report that the charity has been commented for the good job, the organizers are doing as far as financial records are concerned. PRESENT: The children who are currently in Primary (Elementary) school are seven and out of the figure of 20 which I had mentioned at the beginning, only eight of them are sponsored. For you who have been touched by the stories of these children and seeing their pictures in our website Beth Potter�??s Home.org and wants to generously give your donation to this noble task, or sponsor one of these children, we salute you and give God the glory for your support. We want to assure you that all donations which we receive from the donors goes one hundred percent to support those children. We are working hard to find ways and means of how to raise funds to build a home for these orphans. Any suggestions on how to raise funds for this project, will be highly appreciated. Please send us your ideas through these email, kliz@mymts.net or jkibwaa@mymts.net This is how we utilize the funds we receive either from individuals or groups as donations: 1. We feed the children both in their respective schools and homes of their residence. 2. We also finance their education, which includes their school uniform, books and stationaries three times per year, since the Kenyan system of education has three semesters or terms per year. 3. We medically take care those who are with the HIV disease. We also take care for general health issues, of these children. 4. Like other families, every year these orphans and their families where they live, receives Christmas packages to celebrate Christmas like other children in the community who do have parents with them, this is over and above the normal annual feeding they receive. Pray with us for God to touch people�??s hearts to give these orphans Christmas this year because we do not have funds to support them with Christmas package. FUTURE: In order to have all these orphans in one place, their new home where they are fully attended, as opposed to where they are now living in different homes. This will require us to build a home which will enable us to make sure that their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are fully met satisfactorily. If it will be possible, we would like to have these children in their new home by mid next year 2018 God willing. It is also our desire and prayer to have a school for these children inside the facility in the near future, if funds will be available. In conclusion we want to acknowledge the individual board members who have been side by side with us and greatly contributed generously both their time and funds to see to it that this noble mission has been successfully carried out those years past. Prepared by Rev. Dr. Joseph K. Kibwaa (Co-founder)

Land!

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on April 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (3)

Joseph & Elizabeth Kibwaa recently travelled to Kenya and were able to see the land where the orphans' home will soon be built! The Kibwaas were also able to deliver clothes and gifts from Canada, distribute more food to orphans' homes, as well as feed children! You can see pictures from the recent trip here.  

We are continually grateful for your support of Beth Potter's Home.  We ask that you keep us i your prayers.  Would you also do us the huge favour of sharing this website with your family and friends and spreading the word of the wonderful work we don in Kenya?

With thanks,

Beth Potters Home

A very merry Christmas, because of you!

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on January 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Lord's work of caring for the orphans continues because of your faithfulness and generosity. New pictures have been posted in the Photo Gallery, of our delivery of food over Christmas.

We ask that you would prayerfully consider partnering with us and our work. Take a look at the donations tab and see what you are able to do!


A Busy Six Months!

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on October 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We continue to do the Lord's work with our young orphans in Kangundo.  Our fundraiser in the spring was a huge success, and your generosity allows us to continue in our work!  In September we were able to make more food deliveries. You can view photos of this event here

We were also struck with more tragedy as another mother passed away from HIV/AIDS leaving behind more orphans for us to care for.

Would you please join us in praying for the orphans.  Also pray for our faithful few workers on the ground in Kangundo, Kenya.  If you would like to help financially more info can be found here.

Thank you again for your wonderful support.

To God be the glory.

Fundraiser Appreciation!

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on May 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

To All,

On behalf of Beth Potter’s Home board of directors, I want to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to you all, for your sincere participation both financially and your presence in our fundraising event on May 4th, 2012. Special thanks goes to the following: Seven Oaks School Division for your kind action of waving the charging rental fee for this non-profit organization. The principal of Maples Collegiate, Gwen Birse, for welcoming us to use your institution for this event. The Cafeteria manager of the same Institution, Susan for allowing us to use your facility and your tireless help to the function up to the last minute that night. The principal of Wellington College of Remedial Message Therapy for gracing the occasion with your financial generosity which came from both the College and student body and provision of message chairs to be used in that event. For Peter Krahn of Garden City Collegiate, who regardless of his busy schedule and preparation of a trip to go to Africa last month, made sure that we got all the administrative help we needed. His presence was also noticed during the event after his return from Africa, Kenya. We cannot thank everyone even those who worked behind the scenes for all what you did to make this event successful the way it turned out to be. We raised slightly over $ 10,000 and our prayers to you for God to continue to bless you mightily. May the honour and glory be to God.

Yours sincerely,

Rev. Dr. Joseph Kibwaa (Co-founder)

Another Deliver of Food & Supplies

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on May 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

April saw yet another delivery of food, school supplies, and even a door and bed mattress! Abednego Mutie, who takes care of things on the ground in Kenya for us, emailed us pictures to show us the work taking place.  You can view them here!

We hope you are able to join us at our fundraiser this Friday night! See the homepage for more info on the fundraiser.

A Busy Start to 2012!

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on January 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings!  It has been an exciting month or two at Beth Potter's Home.  In December we were able to deliver food to those in our community and bring some Christmas cheer to those in need.  

We also continue to provide tuition thanks to our generous sponsors.  $360.00 (CAD) is enough to sponsor a child for a full year!  As you can see from these pictures, being sponsored is a second opportunity at life for these young children.  

Please prayerfully consider a donation to Beth Potter's Home.  Whether you can give a dollar or a thousand, or more - any and all amounts are received with thanksgiving.

May the Lord bless you and keep you!

September 2011 Update!

Posted by Joseph Kibwaa on October 13, 2011 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We praise and give thanks to God! September 2011 was a very busy month for Beth Potter's Home.  Thanks to your kindness and generosity we were able to purchase and distribute food items, including flour, sugar, and cooking oil!  To see pictures of the excitement, click here.

We are so grateful for your generosity, and for the love of our father, God, who makes this important work possible.  We ask that you continue to pray as we seek to build and that the Lord continues to provide faithful workers.  If you would like more information on supporting us financially you can click here.

May the Lord bless you and keep you!


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