"Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me"

-Mark 9:37a

Vision Alive

Vision Alive is an orphanage in Kenya founded by Jayne Odessey, a member of St. James.  St. James learned of the orphanage from Jayne and became involved with it following news of devasating flooding in April of 2014.  At the time the orphanage consisted of very rough structures made of mud which did not stand up to the flooding rains as can be seen here: 

 

OTSIDE VIEW_OF_THE_DAMAGED_WALLS_2  PART OF_A_HOUSE_DAMAGED_BY_FLOOD_2  Bathroom

 

After conversations with Jayne and the formation of a new global mission team, a breakfast was held to raise some funds to repair and rebuild the orphanage.  Over a span of a few months, money was raised and sent to the orphanage which now has new buildings, furniture, electricity and running water.  All of these things have made a tremendous impact on the children living there! 

 

Eating outside new buildings   eating outside new buildings 2  Vision Alive 2016 Kids eating

 

St. James has established budget lines for the global mission team and sends money quarterly to Vision Alive for food and supplies as well as sending additional funds, when available, for other projects and needs.  One of the special projects the team has sent money for is for farming projects which produce food for the orphanage and sometimes excess crops that can be sold.  

 

Children at Vision Alive recieved new uniforms and school supplies through the generosity of all who participated in the Dunk Tank fundraiser held during our picnic on August 28, 2016! 

2016 kids get school supplies   2016 kids in uniforms

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