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Johnny Brooks
Nakuru, Kenya
Working on orphan care and issues of poverty in Kenya.
Recent Activity
I have launched the fundraiser on GoFundMe to help me move back to Nakuru and to assist single mothers in Nakuru with housing issues. Please check it out and donate. The sooner I raise the money to sooner I can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
Another area of my life where I feel real optimism is my faith. My faith is at a point that, honestly I can say is greater than ever before. Or maybe a better word would be it is healthier than it has ever been. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
Fundraising can be such a pain. Why? Because often you (I) end up doing it when I really need the money. Meaning that the needs have become so pressing that I am forced to speak more directly about money. Like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
I feel good about the future of fundraising, but could use help maintaining those good feelings. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Celebrating Halloween by watching Hocus Pocus. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
Been pondering my future almost full time for the past few days, and realized that for the first time in some time I have optimism for said future. I am looking forward happily. (Johnny's Facebook status) Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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We harvested honey from one hive and attempted to move another. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Yesterday started off as a fairly typical morning, lots of sunshine promising a nice day. However it did not end typically. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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The following is my July newsletter which I am sending out right now: Johnny Brooks Here's the thing, I do not know what to write in this newsletter. Do I share my feelings about the massive changes that have taken... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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I hope you all had a fun and contemplative Easter weekend. We spent the weekend at home and enjoyed grilled pork for Easter Sunday, some homemade chocolate eggs, and an egg hunt. Not overly exciting, but plenty of opportunity for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
Follow the following link to read our February newsletter (if you have not already.) Happy Valentine's Day Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Some photos from Kate: Starlette playing with big blocks in Vermont They visited an apple farm. Apparently, they visited a hat store as well. Kate's favorite chocolate, Lindt. The lovely Kate Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Kate, Makena, and Starlette are in Schuylerville, New York. All I know about Schuylerville is that it is a village in Saratoga County and it is the site where the British surrendered during the Battle of Saratoga. Kate seems happy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
The past six days here on The Shire have been pretty mundane days. They have been busy days, but nothing out of the ordinary or exciting has happened. We continue to care for the animals, develop the farm, and work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Happy birthday Makena! Bacon breakfast for her 18th birthday. A trip to the craft store on her 18th birthday. She got to visit Cat Haven. Makena has wanted to go there for several years now. Petting a cheetah. Pretty cool.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Yesterday was Halloween. I am not that much into Halloween, nor is it a big deal or really any deal here in Kenya, but the kids and I ate candy while watching Hocus Pocus. Not a bad way to spend... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Back here on The Shire we grilled some homegrown pork, played Lord of the Rings Risk, and watched television. It was a great day. Way over in California Makena got some more hairs cut: They met a number of people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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Kate made sourdough bread with her hosts in California. She did it wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas. Starlette encountered a vacuum cleaner for the first time. We actually own one, but after moving off grid we have never used it. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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On the seventeenth day of Kate's trip, we back here on the home front buried a friend and neighbor. She died the day Kate, Makena, and Starlette left for the airport in Nairobi. Fortunately, Kate was able to see her... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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I got behind on blogging. Too busy managing these children on my own. I did have the bright idea of cooking a larger amount of chili, so we would have leftovers. Worked great, though chili three meals in a row... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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I am getting a bit fuzzy on some of the specifics of what day some things have happened with the trio in the U.S., but nonetheless, these things have happened: Makena got a haircut: Kate is having fun meeting Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
You do not actually have to see Kate in person to contribute. You can give other ways as well: You can use Paypal. Send to afutureandahope@gmail.com You can write a check out to A Future and a Hope, and mail... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
For the eleventh day of Kate's absence, I thought it would be good to remind you of the wishlist. We do not visit the U.S. that often so bringing back a few items is high on the priority list. Also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya
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The tenth day finds me (Johnny) tired. Not because of the workload, cause actually that is lessened with the absence of three people. No, it is the constant responsibility. Never being able to relax, especially in the evening, and do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Johnny Brooks in Kenya