run for hope

 The “Run for Hope” 5K Walk/Run will start at Harvest Baptist Church (1301 Navajo Trail, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895). Pre-registration for this event will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, April 27th.  Race will begin at 9:00am. This 5K takes place rain or shine, reminding us that millions of people all over the world must…

[ Building Update ]

We have been inching our way towards building for over a year now. Although cautious for a while to ensure that we are the best stewards of the donations given to us, we are jumping forward feet first! As of November, we have picked an amazing construction company in Nairobi…

[ Dealing with Doubt ]

We at Acacia of Hope have a handful of ministries such as sponsorships, clean water and food ministries, as well as a Bible Club, but nothing is more important to us than sharing Jesus with those we come in contact with. That is why I, Melissa, have made it my…

[ Acacia’s Newest Ministry ]

During our March 2018 trip to Kenya, we had the humble opportunity to conduct our first clean water course.  Because of our Tribe Changers, we were able to purchase 25 family-size water filters to provide to 25 families who live in Kibera Slum. Little did we know that God was working…

T.I.A.

African times makes you feel like everything in the western world is super fast, because everything in Africa takes a very long time. The phrase is used often across Africa to represent adjusting to a new situation or an unexpected event, such as waiting an hour late for a meeting…

[ Rainy Season ]

Drip . . . Drip . . . Drip . . . Ping. Ping. Ping. Ping. Ping. Rushhhhhhhhhhhhh. The rainy season is upon Kenya! For me, there is nothing like the sound of African rainy pinging on the metal sheet roofing in Kibera. The sound is just so beautiful, almost…

[ Weekly Bible Club ]

Acacia of Hope is so blessed to partner with a beautiful local kiberian that everyone calls “Mama Regina.” She started a weekly Bible club in her home with just seven or eight children, and it has now grown to an average of 80 children! At times, they have had over…

[ Walking Through Kibera ]

It has taken me a few trips to fully understand the maze of Kibera Slum. But make no mistake, I can finally travel through it alone and know exactly where I am going….one of our partner schools, our land, the medics, or a friend’s home! I am quite impressed with…
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