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March/April 2021 Newsletter

Register NOW For The Gala On Saturday!
Our annual Shine A Light Of Hope Gala will be virtual again this year and our presentation will be top notch!
We are looking forward to having you join us on Saturday at 7:00pm! Please register below. The online Auction starts on Wednesday, April 14th at 8:00am and will close at 8:00pm SHARP following the Gala. Meet Jacinta and Faith who will be featured during the program. They are sisters who were just rescued in March by LOH.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
 A special thank you to our Diamond level sponsor! Atventure Retail Group
Light of Hope Student Update
We celebrated all of the March birthday’s last month and enjoyed a special birthday cake. 

Building 2 New Classrooms
The new classrooms are almost complete. The desks and chairs are  in the process of being built for the students and teachers. 
Boni and Sandy are back in Minnesota 
Boni and Sandy are back home after spending a wonderful couple of months with the girls and staff at Light of Hope. It’s great to have them back!

Become a Friend of Hope
The Friend of Hope program creates an opportunity to develop a very special friendship with a specific girl. You’ll have the chance to exchange pictures, share life stories, and pray for each other. With a monthly commitment to help cover some or all of the expenses of a girl, you are making education possible and are empowering one of Africa’s leaders of tomorrow! For more information contact Erin or Charlene at office@lightofhopekenya.org or visit our website https://lightofhopekenya.org/friends-of-hope/

January/February 2021 Newsletter

Light of Hope Student Update
The girls are back full time and ready to learn! The school passed its covid prevention inspection and school resumed full time in January.
112 girls = 112 smiles = 112 bright futures
Building 2 New Classrooms
Construction is in full swing, building 2 new classrooms. These classrooms have an immediate purpose of providing social distancing for schooling. Long term these classrooms represent hope and the future growth at Light of Hope. The ability to open our doors to more girls in Kenya who are in need of refuge, restoration and redirection.
Boni and Sandy are in Kenya
Boni and Sandy are so happy to be back with the girls at Light of Hope! 


Save the date for our annual Shine A Light Of Hope Gala.
It will be virtual again this year and our presentation will be top notch! We have been working hard but we still need your help. We are trying a new format and looking to have 30 Host Homes. Would you be willing to open your home to your friends, family, or neighbors to watch the gala together? Light of Hope will provide dessert!  Also, we are gathering donations of items, experiences, trips, etc. that can be auctioned to raise funds.  The 2021 Gala Committee has lofty goals this year and we are hoping you can help provide auction items. Please respond to this email if you would like more information.
Meet Esther
Rescued and brought to Light of Hope in February. At our virtual gala you will get the chance to meet her and hear her story.

Become a Friend of Hope
The Friend of Hope program creates an opportunity to develop a very special friendship with a specific girl. You’ll have the chance to exchange pictures, share life stories, and pray for each other. With a monthly commitment to help cover some or all of the expenses of a girl you are making education possible and are empowering one of Africa’s leaders of tomorrow!For more information contact Erin or Charlene at office@lightofhopekenya.org or visit our website https://lightofhopekenya.org/friends-of-hope/

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August/September 2020 Newsletter

International Day of the Girl is Almost Here
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Our International Day of the Girl celebration-luncheon-fundraiser is coming up fast. We are excited and thankful for all of the guests that have already signed up. Below are the details, if you wish to attend please let us know! Thursday October 8, 2020 Lunch and our one hour program begins at 12:00
The Hutton House in Medicine Lake
If you are unable to join us for the luncheon, please consider donating to our fundraiser. Donate Today
Light of Hope Student Update
Much like the rest of the world, Light of Hope has had to be patient and open to things ever changing. During these past several months we have had a constant flow of girls coming and going. This time has been treated like a summer or winter break where some of the girls stay with relatives for a time then switch with another group and so on. We are excited that this month all of the girls will be coming back as we start getting back to normal.  Some of the projects going on for the girls are e-learning, discovering their special gifts, learning more trades, and working together as a team with the staff to maintain their home and school. 
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Giving Opportunities
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Take 5 minutes to set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser. Update your AmazonSmile account to give 0.05% to Light of Hope. Donate directly to us through your workplace United Way program.
Look for our federal tax ID name – Lighthouse Ministries International of Africa
Become a Friend of Hope
The Friend of Hope program creates an opportunity to develop a very special friendship with a specific girl. You’ll have the chance to exchange pictures, share life stories, and pray for each other. With a monthly commitment to help cover the expenses of a girl you are making education possible and are empowering one of Africa’s leaders of tomorrow!
For more information contact Erin or Charlene at office@lightofhopekenya.org or visit our website https://lightofhopekenya.org/friends-of-hope/

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Boni made it back home to Minnesota!
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An important statistic:
According to the Borgen Project: “One year of secondary education for a girl in Kenya corresponds to over 25 percent increase in wages; if girls were to finish their secondary education, child marriage would be reduced by at least 50 percent.” Know that your support is essential to helping us empower Africa’s leaders of tomorrow!
Donate Today