Africa 2022 – Madison Magpie
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected to go to Kenya, Africa to represent the F4 Foundation and Christian Ministries of Africa, October 28th – November 9th, 2022.
This upcoming trip, we will be working extensively at the main orphanage in Nairobi. Termites have taken over parts of the orphanage. A new blacktop turnaround for access for the medical crews as well as a new playground are planned. With the help of our volunteers and your generous donations, we hope to raise enough to build them their new playground and upgrade various parts of the orphanage that were damaged by termite infestation. This means so much to the children, as they live with very little toys and games and entertainment.
In the past, this organization and the volunteers have visited 4 different orphanages in Nairobi, Nakuru, Olorropil and Kibera in Nairobi (In the top 5 slums in the world). We will visit all these orphanges and help meet their basic needs and serve them while we are there. Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans who have lost one parent. There are 17,900,000 orphans who have lost both parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets and lack the care and attention required for healthy development. These children are at risk for disease, malnutrition, and death. Through the mission work over the years, we have done a few big projects to help bring improvements and additions to these various orphanages. A water well for the girl’s orphanage in Olorropil was installed on our last trip. These girls have escaped female genital mutilation and sex trafficking and remain in a safe home as they grow and get a wonderful education and their needs met. Before the water well was provided, these girls would have to walk over 2 miles to town to fill jugs of water for their use. Many of you donated to our cause and watched live as the well was dug and fresh water was delivered and continues to flow in abundance for these deserving children. They continue to love the convenience of something we take for granted here in the States. Also a water storage system at the boy’s orphanage in Nakuru was built, and with that added a new irrigation system for a farm to table concept, where the boys can grow their own fruits and vegetables. We were able to provide this with the help of your generous donations.
Some are called to go, while others are called to give! My Dad, my stepmom, and I did an F4 foundation in Haiti before he passed, it was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. I’m so honored to be invited on this one because I know how proud my dad would be that I’m continuing to serve. I promised going forward let his love and light shine through within me and this is the perfect way to showcase that. I would love all of your support on my journey, if you are able and willing to donate please do. All donations are a tax write off and a great way to give back. This allows you to be a huge part of something life changing, as many are unable to travel abroad and be hands on. We will have a private page for all to follow our progress and watch as we bring more smiles to those who want so little and appreciate so much!
We also are asking for donations of any type of sport equipment, e.g., footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, jump ropes, etc. and, both boys’ and girls’ underwear. They also love when we bring them candy, crayons, coloring books and activity books.
Please visit my link to donate. Thank you again for your support!