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Johnny Brooks
Nakuru, Kenya
Working on orphan care and issues of poverty in Kenya.
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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 15 hours ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
One of our readers is enjoying our archive posts so much, he suggested I remind folks that they are there! So for fun, perhaps, or to get to know us better, maybe try reading through some of our old blog... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
Farming Fails? I like to always talk about the positive and try to keep things light, but for the sake of being completely honest, I am going to tell some truths. As I was taking inventory of our farming successes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
Often times, one can get bogged down trying to find out more about A Future and a Hope like 'who we are and what we do' through our blog since we update it frequently. So we decided to build a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
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We have been hoping to start this project for quite some time. This week, we finally started our riding therapy for children with disabilities or traumatic pasts. The first session went smoothly, and the kids were smiling ear to ear!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
Years ago before moving to Kenya, Johnny and I bought a house in Port Arthur, TX. We felt so happy to have a bigger home that we decided to 'give back' by taking in homeless people. We received so much... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at A Future and a Hope
There is a school, a nursery school, in Nakuru run by a good friend of mine. Nursery school in Kenya goes for three years. You have your baby class, middle class, and top class. When one graduates top class you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at A Future and a Hope