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January/February 2024 Newsletter

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Happy New Year!
2024 is here and the girls are excited to start their new school year at Light of Hope!
They had 9 visitors come to ring in the new year!

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Shine a Light of Hope Gala 2024
If you have silent auction items to donate, we would love to hear from you. 
Get Your Tickets Here

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Michelle and Abigail Rescued
Light of Hope is so grateful to all of you for your support making it possible to rescue
Michelle (12) and Abby (10). These sweet sisters were suffering unthinkable circumstances.
We look forward to sharing with you more about their rescue at the gala.

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Upcoming Events
Now – Start thinking about who you will bring to the gala
April 19, 2024 – Shine a Light of Hope Gala
July 12, 2024 – 6th Annual Perkins Harvey Golf Tournament – Light of Hope is the beneficiary
October 10, 2024 – International Day of the Girl Luncheon

October/November 2023 Newsletter

As you serve them, they serve others in need!

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The girls had another opportunity to go out into the neighborhood and help. The good work spreads from you, to the girls, to the community like wildfire. There is no ending to the difference you are making in Kenya!!

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The Year End Campaign Kicks Off This Month
Did you know that 25% of all giving happens in the last 2 months of the year? As we approach the end of the year, we are $85,000 short of our 2023 budget. Over the next 7 weeks please help us spread the word by sharing the fun videos we are putting together for you!

– MN Give to the Max Day is November 16
Click here to donate

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Your Friends at Light of Hope Are Excited to Hear From You!
Please send your Christmas letters through email or mail no later than December 5th.
Boni and Sandy will be packing the letters to bring to your friends when they travel to Kenya before Christmas.

Tips For Writing 
Mailing address for your letters –
Light of Hope Kenya
PO Box 41010
Plymouth, MN 55441
Email address for your letters –Office@lightofhopekenya.org
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Check out how far Light of Hope has come since its inception in 1998!
Click here to check it out!
School Exams
The older girls sat for their exams at the beginning of November. These exams not only show how much they have learned but they also set the students up for their future education path. 
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Upcoming Events
November 28, 2023 – Giving Tuesday
December 31, 2023 – Last Day to Give in 2023 for Tax Purposes
April 19, 2024 – Shine a Light of Hope Gala
July 12, 2024 – 6th Annual Perkins Harvey Golf Tournament – Light of Hope is the beneficiary
October 10, 2024 – International Day of the Girl Luncheon

August/September 2023 Newsletter

Rescued!
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The end of summer brought lots of joy and love to the girls at Light of Hope! There were three groups of visitors, each had the opportunity to rescue a girl in need from the nearby villages. Many lives were changed, and the love of Jesus shone brightly.

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Time is Running Out!
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Only 1 week left to get your seat – Bring your family and friends too
Mentoring and Baptisms
A team of five from Plymouth Covenant Church spent an incredible week at LOH spiritually mentoring the girls. There were 12 girls who were baptized by Pastor Aaron. 

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School Pictures and Leadership Training
Two couples came to LOH in August to bless the girls by taking their school photos and doing leadership training including how to interview for a job. 

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Clinic Check Ups
A talented team of doctors and nurses from Minnesota did routine checkups on the girls. Yes, going to the doctor can be fun!

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Updated Construction Pictures
Junior High Classroom Dedication – Construction is Complete!
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STEM Classroom and Computer Lab Progress
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June/July 2023 Newsletter

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Did you know that Light of Hope has the most amazing Donors, Volunteers, Cheerleaders and Super Supporters?! Your love and generosity is the most incredible thing to be a part of. We appreciate you! Thank You!
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IDOG Luncheon 2023

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Invite Your Friends and Register Here
Thank You Golfers for Joining Us!
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The 5th Annual Perkins-Harvey golf tournament was a beautiful day and over $7,600 was raised for the new STEM classroom! Thank you to the 66 golfers who came and the countless volunteers for making this happen! 
Back at Light of Hope
Boni and Sandy are back at Light of Hope and thrilled to have 3 teams come to visit and support the girls this summer!

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Updated Construction Pictures
STEM Classroom and Computer Lab Progress
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New Junior High Classrooms Progress
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April/May 2023 Newsletter

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Gala Results Are In!
Thank you to everyone who attended our 22nd Annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala, it was a wonderful evening to celebrate and learn more about the girls who find refuge at LOH. The gala was a success, we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised $227,000! There were so many ways that everyone supported this event, in person, online, through volunteering. This event couldn’t have happened without each of you in the LOH family.
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Calling All Twins Game Volunteers
Light of Hope is excited for this Minnesota Twins Game fundraising opportunity again this year and we would love to have you join us! Last year we raised over $7,000 and with your help we have the opportunity to double that!Game dates June 17, July 9, August 20, Sept 9.If interested, please contact Erin.office@lightofhopekenya.org
Welcome Newest Member of the LOH Family
Eunice is a sweet girl who came to Light of Hope in April. She is in 5th grade and looking forward to learning as much as she can to become a teacher when she grows up. 
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Golf with Us – Friday, July 14
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Click to Reserve Your Spot on the Green
Vocational School
We are so proud of Mary and Margaret as they have joined some of the other girls at vocational school this spring.

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Construction at LOHNew STEM Classroom and Computer Lab
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New Junior High Classrooms
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February/March 2023 Newsletter

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The Gala is Almost Here!
Light of Hope’s amazing gala committee volunteers have been working hard to prepare an exciting night for you!
Last year our gala sold out – don’t wait to get your tickets!
LOHGala23.givesmart.com
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Welcome Kyle and Patricia
In February we had an awesome team come to Light of Hope! During their visit they were able to rescue two girls. Kyle is 6 years old, and she is the little sister of Tina and Falon who were rescued exactly 3 years earlier. They are so thankful to be reunited and Grandma is thankful for the safety and education that LOH is providing her three granddaughters. Patricia is just 4 years old. Her father was trying his best to support Patricia and her brother after the passing of their mom but unfortunately, he was not able to give her the care she needs. She is a sweet girl who is happy to have a belly full of nutritious food and new friends to play with.
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Bigger Smiles All Around
20 girls at Light of Hope are smiling brighter and with more confidence after dental team, Eric and Rebecca, treated their brown teeth and made them white during their February visit. Instantly elevating their status according to Kenya standards. Thank you Eric and Rebecca!
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New STEM Classrooms – Progress!
New pictures! – The school is growing in attendance and the Kenyan government has recognized our good work. We have two new classrooms going up to teach STEM classes along with a laboratory for experiments.
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Calling All Twins Game Volunteers!
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Light of Hope is excited for this Minnesota Twins Game fundraising opportunity again this year and we would love to have you join us! Last year we raised over $7,000 and with your help we have the opportunity to double that! Please let Erin know if you are interested in serving again this year. Game dates TBD. office@lightofhopekenya.org
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Have you had a chance to shop at Art2Heart yet? They are an incredible ministry who have opened their arms to the girls at LOH through their nonprofit gift shop boutique. 100% of the profits go towards supporting nonprofits. Art2Heart
Looking for Other Ways to Support LOH?
Does your employer have a matching program?

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December 2022/January 2023 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Thank you for supporting Light of Hope in 2022!
There are many things to be excited about as we enter 2023, including several mission teams and families planning trips to Light of Hope. The girls could not be more excited to welcome new friends! If your family, friends, church family want to take a trip to visit the girls, please contact us anytime!
LOHGala23.givesmart.com

Welcome Abigail
5yr old Abigail was rescued by Light of Hope while Andrew, Jenny and Ava were visiting in January. She was welcomed with open arms by the girls and is enjoying getting to know her new home and school.


Have you had a chance to shop at Art2Heart yet? They are an incredible ministry who has opened their arms to the girls at LOH through their nonprofit gift shop boutique. 100% of the profits go towards supporting nonprofits. Restocking for the new season is happening now and they will reopen on February 1st. 
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New STEM Classrooms
The school is growing in attendance and the Kenyan government has recognized our good work. We have two new classrooms going up to teach STEM classes along with a laboratory for experiments.If you have access to lab equipment, we would love to hear from you as this exciting project keeps moving forward.


Calling All Twins Game Volunteers



Light of Hope is excited for this Minnesota Twins Game fundraising opportunity again this year and we would love to have you join us!Stay tuned for more information and game dates starting in May.
Looking for Other Ways to Support LOH?


Does your employer have a matching program?