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Johnny Brooks
Nakuru, Kenya
Working on orphan care and issues of poverty in Kenya.
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I just sent out our June newsletter. Here is the text just in case you do not receive it. Use the link on the side of this blog to sign up. A Decade of Orphan-Care Not everything works out. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Yesterday, Sunday, we slaughtered and butchered our young bull. The process was done as humanely as possible and with the aim to come out the other side with as much meat as possible. Mission accomplished. We had succulent, juicy, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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Here in Kasambara Kenya, we have two basic types of weather; it is either raining or not raining. Fortunately, we do not have much extreme weather, just raining or not raining. The Shire, our almost twelve acres here in Kenya,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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Part of the reasoning behind buying The Shire, our almost twelve acres here in Kenya, was to be able to grow and raise much of our own food. Plus to be able to produce food for the hungry people we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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Butterfly is hiding behind that post on her way to feed the horses. Each day they are fed four times with wheat bran, barley, and horse meal. Typically we feed them hay, but it has become hard to find and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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This particular bush, I have no idea what it is actually called, is thorny. It's thorns do not poke you, no in this bush's mind that would be too kind. Instead it metes out punishment with thorns that grab you.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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Some time back, many months back, Juliet Barnes gave us an old kerosene refrigerator. Now if like me you have, or rather had, no idea what a kerosene fridge (or as they say in Kenya paraffin fridge) is don't feel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Elementary and high school are something that I took for granted as an American. I started school in kindergarten and finished twelfth grade without ever once worrying about being able to attend school. Certainly there are some Americans that do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Easter is my (Johnny) favorite holiday. Searching back through my memories it seems that I have always loved this holiday. Certainly as a child it was more about candy, getting dressed up for church and egg hunts than any faith... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
“I will take the Ring,” he said, “though I do not know the way.” Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Council of Elrond Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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Emma celebrated her tenth birthday! According to Emma she is now officially a preteen. Her birthday was celebrated with cake, games, and friends. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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We had a fire. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
I am covered in dust from head to toe. My skin itches from handling bales of hay, and I feel really dirty because we have to ration water during this dry season. As many of you are aware, we are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
How you can give towards what we are doing in Kenya. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Hello Friday. School is back in full force. Weekend is just over the horizon. I wonder if I can manage to pull off doing nothing this weekend? My guess is that with fifteen children, farm animals, and trees to water... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
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Happy birthday Edith! Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Horses make good therapy animals. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” That is a quote from the character Galadriel in one of the Lord of the Rings movies. One of my favorite lines from the movies. It captures one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at A Future and a Hope
Happy New Year. 2017 will see us working towards bringing hope to more children here in Kenya. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
Click here for the campaign! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
Today I went to town and used my PHONE to pay for EVERYTHING. See, here in the 'third world' we have this really cool, modern thing called 'mpesa.' Basically, we load money on our phone by going to a little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
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Our friend is doing a fundraiser to help us repair our vehicle Dolly! We need $2,000 in 2 weeks. Please consider sharing our campaign and helping with whatever you feel led to help with. Details are on the campaign site.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at A Future and a Hope