LifeSpring women sew and send 1,000+ hygiene kits to MOHI girls

Robin Cox’s mission to supply the girls at the Missions of Hope (MOHI) schools in Nairobi, Kenya, with life-changing hygiene kits continues to put up big numbers and engage more women across the US.

The Cincinnati labor and delivery nurse visited MOHI with her church, LifeSpring Christian, in November 2014, and returned determined to look for a way to make a difference. Her answer was the world-wide organization “Days for Girls,” a non-profit committed to restoring days of dignity, school and work by providing washable, long-lasting menstrual hygiene solutions.

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Turkana, Kenya, missions of Hope, CMF International, education

Turkana teen’s four-mile walk is small sacrifice for education

Thirteen-year-old Jacinta Adung gladly walks four miles under the scorching Turkana sun to attend school each day. To her, it is a small sacrifice for receiving a quality education and opportunities beyond her remote, Kenyan village. Yet her family initially viewed the cost as far too great.

In accordance with Turkana culture, Jacinta was already promised in marriage to a local man. In exchange, Jacinta’s family would receive a substantial bride-price from the groom’s family, paid in livestock (cows, goats, camels, and donkeys). These assets are highly valuable to them in building and maintaining wealth. The loss of this wealth, coupled with the family’s lack of understanding about the inherent value of education, kept Jacinta from going to school.

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Eric and Emily Abernathy Schlipf, Brisbane, Australia, Globalscope, CMF International, campus ministry

New Globalscope Australia team members leave soon!

The new year will be one of “firsts” for CMF team members Eric and Emily Abernathy Schlipf! The couple, who have been developing support partnerships and applying for visas to serve in a new Globalscope campus ministry in Australia, will move to Brisbane in the next few days.

The remaining time, Emily says, will be full of “see-you-laters, Salvation Army trips, finding the last $100 of monthly support, watching Falcons games, unsubscribing from advertisement emails for US companies, visiting friends in Johnson City (Tennessee) and hitting all our favorite Atlanta restaurants and destinations.”

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Pathway Church CMF International, Kenya, Missions of Hope, Nairobi

Pathway’s ‘Big Give’ is amazing success!

Big things happened during Pathway Church’s annual Big Summer Give last year, as the Wichita, Kans., church challenged the children and teens in its Children’s and Student ministries to raise funds for Missions of Hope International (MOHI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The kids and students responded by raising nearly $34,000 to help complete the construction of the Mabatini Community Center! Pathway added an additional $16,000 to the total, and a short-term team from the church delivered a check for $50,000 to MOHI in person this past fall.

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