Making a Difference…Lord’s Servants Home Kid, Joseph

The oldest child at the Lord’s Servants Home (LSH) in Kenya in 2007, when Mission Servants Ministry (MSM) began sponsoring them was Joseph…a tall, polite, and serious boy. He was the Big Brother for everyone. He went on to do well in school, got a college degree, and now is running for a district political office as Member of County Assembly (MCA) in order to help his community.

Joseph has spent the last year learning about the critical needs in his community and instead of promising to do something, he organized action and fixed dire problems. MSM has worked with Joseph and his team on eight clean water oriented projects, providing materials, while the community provided labor. Some of these projects were refurbishing springs and wells and others were providing bridges and safe roads to reach the water sources. Literally thousands of people have been blessed with a clean and plentiful water source through these projects.

I love water projects and MSM has implemented many in Africa. Africans say that Water is Life. Jesus said that He is the Living Water. Both water and Living Water should be available to all! Many of the 8 projects organized by Joseph were finished with less than $1,000. It just takes a leader to organize, define, and sell a vision. Well done and praise God.

The election is August 8. Godspeed Joseph.

Photos from the eight projects….

Before and After

Trip 36 to Uganda…Entrepreneurship Training CRM Young Adults.

The endgame for Mission Servants Ministry’s (MSM) support of Children’s Homes and Schools is to raise up healthy, loving, God Loving, educated, motivated, and productive people to improve their society and communities. Helping some to start small businesses is a great leg up to someone. Greg and I will spend much of this trip teaching Christian Entrepreneurship principles and practical business methods. We have been working with a number of kids from the Child Redeemed Mission (CRM) Home system that are ready for this training and ready to start businesses such as Hair Dressing Salon, Clothing repair and sewing, Barbering, and Food Wholesaling. We hope to launch some of these ventures on this trip.

We have launched projects in Kenya over the last year with kids from the Lord’s Servants Home system to start a Piggery, Graphics Design and Printing Shop, and other small operations. Greg and I have 70 + years combined in business, most of them for ourselves and love to teach “people how to fish!” Praise God for this opportunity. Your financial support and prayers make this happen. More updates to follow….our trip is August 3-13th.

Here is Sarah and Godsend Graphics.

2021 MSM Year End Report

The pandemic year of 2021 was actually one of the most constructive of MSM history. Five buildings were constructed, many project were completed at the homes and schools as well as in the neighboring communities, and we found ways to improve the kids education and opportunities.

The 2021 year end report has been archived to the website and can be linked or downloaded below  Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, involvement, and support.  It is an honor to work with you all and a privilege to serve this mission.

Stay tuned for news of the 2 mission trips in January and exciting things already happening.

Bob Hillebrand, Director – Mission Servants Ministry

What becomes of MSM sponsored Orphanage kids after becoming an adult?

This is one story……Reuben, aged 22, now a Pig Farmer was one of the original kids at the start of the Lord’s Servants Home, Kitale, Kenya in 2005. I met him shortly after that and MSM has had the privilege of supporting him ever since, through completion of High School, and into adulthood. Reuben has always been interested in agriculture and inherited 3 acres of farm land after his Grandfather and Uncle passed away and has been struggling to support his Grandmother and own health issues. MSM has helped him use his 3 acres to establish safe cash crops and a new pig raising operation. After mentoring in 2021, Reuben is ready to run a business that will support himself and his Grandmother.

MSM funded the building of a Piggery with 6 styies and a capacity for 40 to 50 pigs. It was opened this month and the first piglets moved in. The business involves buying or breeding piglets and raising them with good health and maximum weight till 8 months when they are sold for slaughter. Reuben needs to obtain food, water, and maintain medical quality during this process in a profitable way. He has developed relationships with other pig farmers, grain mills, and sources of food like schools and hotels. I’ve been proud of Reuben as he has researched this project, set up mentorships to learn, developed budgets and plans, managed the construction process, and worked through every problem along the way. Well done Reuben.

What happens to Mission Servants Ministry sponsored orphanage kids when they grow up? They get launched into being a productive loving adults and responsible members of their clan and community. Praise God. Thank you to all who have supported MSM. Special thanks to Noah, Director of Promise Primary School in Uganda for your advice and mentoring.

Schools are closed in Uganda but it is a good time to build…

Uganda is currently under it’s 2nd COVID shutdown, expiring in the end of July, closing schools, churches, and gatherings again. Mission Servants Ministry has taken advantage of the Pandemic disruption since early 2020 to improve and build facilities at Promise Primary School (PPS) and Rock View Primary School (RVPS). The facilities will be ready when the kids are allowed to return, hopefully by August. These projects not only provide learning facilities but also much needed jobs and hope. Shockingly these buildings are finished complete for about $25,000 each. Money is a great tool when used wisely. Thanks for all the support for MSM and all praise to God.

Promise Primary…..

Replacing a 4 room wooden structure, the 4 room brick building will feature a folding door to allow a double sized room when needed. This building will increase the permanent classroom number to 10, one room for each grade, and a new dorm room for the boys that board.

Early in the COVID period of 2020, a new kitchen was constructed to allow more efficient feeding of the 400 students that will ultimately attend PPS.

Rock View Primary School…

A 2 room structure was finished into a 2 class building in January.

This 5 room building was completed also in January.

Construction was started in June on a 4 room class building to replace the last wooden structure. This building will be completed ib July and will provide RVPS with 11 class rooms. It is expected that 400 kids will ultimately attend RVPS.