Sunday, November 23, 2008

KBC Kenya Pledge Form

Details of the form are listed below in next post:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

KBC Updates

KBC Children Monthly Expenses

The names of the 10 children are: Teresia, Margaret, Serah, Rachel, Christine, Maria, Wambui, Isaac, John, and Elias

The Kingdom builders Children’s Center has monthly expenses as follows:

Medical: Many of our children came to us sick. In the first month, August, we dealt with toothache, a viral infection, an ear infection, wounds, ringworm, coughs, cavities, stomach aches, and the effects of malnutrition. T take care of these problems, we spent around $500.
However, getting the children healthy and keeping them healthy has been an ongoing process.

Clothing: We were blessed with clothes donations from the Church which gave each child two outfits at first. However, due to normal wear and tear as well as the need for warmer clothes, we have had to purchase more clothing as the money became available.

Church: The children continue to be spiritually fed at home. They pray before every meal and they hear a Bible story every night before bedtime. The children are surrounded by Scripture on the walls of the Center, and on their beds. Perhaps one of their greatest delights is singing Christian children’s songs on tape or CD. Our greatest desire is that these children will grow up knowing Jesus. Therefore, we continue to need additional materials which will aid us in teaching them about Him. In the future, we will be building a Church on the KBC site.

Food: We spend about $500 each month on supplies (budget details on file with the Church office) on supplies, soap, toilet tissue, etc. The food consists largely of cabbage, beans, rice, and breads. We have expanded that a little to include some meat (chicken and beef) as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables (apples, pineapple, bananas, pumpkin, spinach, peas, carrots, etc.) so that the children get the nutrients they need.

School: Our older children attend Matunda Primary School. Since the school is public, the costs are minimal. However, our children needed uniforms and materials which cost $350. We will have to continue buying uniforms and educational materials as needed.
The younger children are taught by Nursery School teachers who are employed as housemothers by the project. They have school Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45pm

Employees: We have been blessed with employees who have hearts for the orphans of Kenya. Among our employees we have a housemother and assistant housemother, cook, gardener, night watchman, a social worker, and an onsite program coordinator. They are a great asset to the facility. Their combined salaries cost $700.

Site: The site presently has a large multipurpose activity room, six bedrooms, 4 rest rooms, and a large kitchen/cafeteria. This completed first phase is equipped to provide housing for 30 children. We have a well which provides water and a diesel generator that provides electricity four hours a day. The diesel cost about $100 a month plus any needed repairs.
We would like to see the site expand to the final phases so we can care for more children and provide more services to the community.

Monetary Donations

The financial needs of supporting the KBC-Kenya ministry can be overwhelming, but God, in His sovereign power, has given us resources to start our mission and the KBC –Childrens Center He will provide to meet our needs.

Could it be through you?
Whatever God moves you to donate will be a blessing to you, to us and to the orphans of Africa.

When you send your check, please make the check out to Windsor Village U.M.C. with “KBC –Kenya” in the memo section and send it to the address at the bottom of this page. Thank you.

Windsor Village U.M.C. 6000 Heatherbrook Houston, Texas 77045
"... He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them." Mark 10:16

Thursday, October 16, 2008

KBC Center Update

Phase One of the Kingdom Builder’s Children’s Center is completed, and is furnished to house 30 children and one live in house mother. The KBC-Children’s Center meets the physical, emotional and physical needs of the children. It covers 3.5 acres of fertile farmland, the children will learn to care for the livestock and help the caretakers to cultivate and harvest the crops used for their food.Free public schools are near the Center. The Center’s staff and volunteers from the community village, as well as Christian missionaries, will come to assist the project. These persons will teach the children the Holy Scriptures and Christian principles.With the Lord’s help and favor upon these little ones, we will fill the Kingdom Builder’s Children’s Center with the teaching of the Word of God, love, and the laughter of children, and hope for their bright future.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Diamonds and Pearls Banquet 2008

The Annual Diamonds and Pearls Dinner was held on Saturday, June 28th. The attendees enjoyed delicious food, door prizes and wonderful entertainment from the Youth Drama Team, the Youth Praise Dancers and saxophonist Mr. Whitney Rodgers. Mr. Skipper Lee was the emcee and Reverend Bettye Drummond led the invocation. Everyone had a blessed evening.

Back to School Celebration 2008

On Saturday August 16th, 2008 Windsor Village United Methodist Church hosted its third annual back to school celebration. At the back 2 school event, Missions Ministry (with donations from the church family and Texas Children's Hospital) distributed (drum roll please) 1065 backpacks full of schoolsupplies, 40 bags of school supplies and 273 uniformvouchers (one for each family). A special thanks to Ms. Leona Ellis, Reverend Irv White, Reverend Ray Bady, and Chilond Bady for theirleadership and support. Also we thank Outbreak ministries, the Children's ministries, and Missions and Outreach ministry for their talent, hardwork, and selfless service. On a final note, we thank God for making this event a blessing and a success!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Feeding the Homeless 2008

On Sat. July 6, 2008, KBC Missions Ministry made and served 300 + sandwiches and served them along with potatoe chips and refreshments for the homeless community in the downtown Houston Area. Quarterly, our Missions Ministry feeds the homeless on the corner of Caroline and Prairie, outside of The Beacon / John S. Dunn Outreach Center. As we as follow the Lord's instruction, we pray, evangelize, and demonstrate acts of God's love and kindness by providing nourishment for their spirit, body and souls. Photos of the event below.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back To School 2008

Dear Fellow Kingdom Builders,

The time is fast approaching for our children to return for another school year. The Windsor Village Church Family will be hosting its 3rd Annual Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 11a.m. - 3p.m. at the KBC.

The theme for this year's celebration is "We Gather to Scatter", taken from Ecclesiastes 3:5.

The week preceding the event will be a time of much preparation, as we are planning to serve 1000 families. We need plenty of volunteers to get the job done in as an effective and efficient manner as possible.

The Missions Ministry will be sorting and doing inventory on all the school supplies collected, in order to distribute them for the event. We will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, Aug. 10-11th, and 14-15th at the KBC from 6p.m. - 8:30p.m in the administrative room upstairs. Thursday and Friday will be the days most needed for voulunteers to sort and bag school supplies to the corresponding grade levels. Also, we will move everything from upstairs to the Great Room, downstairs on Friday, the 15th. Please make room on your calendars to help make this a blessing for our children.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Front Door to Frontier Mission Classes

Come and experience sessions designed to develop your understanding of Jesus Mandate found in Acts 1:8 as it pertains to missions both locally & globally. Front Door to Frontier is designed to introduce you to God's heart for missions. This course will inspire and equip you to acquire knowledge that you can effectively use daily to empower the people of God. Come and learn biblical, cultural and strategic perspectives on missions!

When: Saturday Courses June 7- August 16, 2008 (This is a 10 week course)
Where: Kingdom Builder Center Room 2117
Time: 10:00-12:00
Cost $10.00 (for supplies)
Registration closes May 29, 2008
To register please contact: Tami Miles 713-723-8187
****Refreshments will be served***

Class Photos

Letting God Work Through Us!

Preparing Disciples for the Mission Field