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My name is Katie Longhurst and I am a secondary school Maths teacher. In 2009 I visited Kenya for the second time and had the pleasure of staying with a truly inspirational man and his family. Pastor Robert Nyamwange lives in a small village called Keumbu which is in the rural western part of Kenya. He is the local Priest, his wife Mama Terrivinah is the headmistress at The Emmanuel Lights Academy (the local primary school) and together they take in orphans off the streets, feed them, house them, give them an education and an opportunity in life that they would otherwise not have had. Since my initial visit in 2009, Pastor Robert has opened up his home, now called the Keumbu Rehema Children's Home to more than 50 orphans who have been abandoned, orphaned and abused. Sadly, Pastor Robert and his wife can only provide education for them until they finish primary school.
Pastor Robert relies on donations and sponsors to send the children to Secondary school when they graduate from Primary school. Meir and Daisy have not long graduated Secondary school with distinctions and are looking to fund their University courses in Forensic Studies and Procurement and Chain supplies.
Altogether to cover fees, travel, accommodation and supplies the girls will need $3000 per year. In order to raise awareness and hopefully funds for the girls, Pastor Robert will be walking 400 miles, starting from his home in Keumbu on 1st May. More details on the route he will be taking will be uploaded to this page.
Thank you in advance for your generosity; any donation, no matter how small, will be a huge help.
- Katie Longhurst
- Campaign Owner
Day 10 - last day!Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 08:47 pm
UPDATE DAY 10 : (46 KILOMETERS TOTAL 416 ) SHABBAT SHALOM TO YOU ALL FROM KRCH : THANK YOU ALL FOR STINDING WITH US IN PRAYER . IT WAS NOT EASY BUT GLORY BE TO YHW .Before Nyangusu I thought I could offer a hand to them.They joined me in
Day 9Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 08:42 pm
UPDATE DAY 9:(48 KILOMETERS TOTAL 370 LESS 30 KILOMETERS )1Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Messiah Yehshuah , will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.........Today I woke up so tired but. . . . .
Day 8Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 08:40 pm
DAY 8 UPDATE JOSHUA 3 :7 "And the LORD said to Joshua, Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses." I PRAY THAT THIS VERSE BE YOUR PORTION . JUST ABOUT
Day 7Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 08:38 pm
UPDATE DAY 7:Eloim gave me this word this morning . EZEKIEL 37:4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! The day started very well from Litein headed to Keroka .. And I thank Eloim although I. . . . .
Day 6Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 08:00 pm
UPDATE DAY 6 . 41 KILOMETERS THE HIGHEST SINCE I STARTED . Job 17:9 “The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.”I started the day much earlier today headed to the west , much much stronger than even when i first begun this walk. . . . .
Day 5Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 07:51 pm
All days will never be the same. I started well but somewhere along today's path my phone's battery died , Almost to my today's target i became too weak to walk . Felt like fever , nauseous , two leg blisters , i sat by the road side waving at. . . . .
Day 4Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 07:46 pm
DAY 4 : Shalom Shabbath brothers and sisters . I left Kisumu today as early as 6am and proceeded north. I thought I could find a Shabbath keeping congregation along my path so I moved but found none . At Obonyo I found women washing clothes and I thought it. . . . .
Day 3Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 10:32 am
SHABBATH SHALOM TO YOU ALL FROM SONDU DAY 3 : 31 KILOMETERS (20miles) I left Sondu at dawn before sun rise leaving in tears about this town , what i witnessed last evining when I arrived and the noise from disco halls the whole night , as the yellow like. . . . .
Days 2 and 3 - 65.7miles completed!Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 10:21 am
Day 2 update:34 kilometers (21.4 miles ) : I left Oyugis at dawn and headed to Sikir where I found a lady who had given birth 3 days ago and there was no-one to help her carry the water into the house so I had to help her carry her. . . . .
The walk begins!Update posted by Katie Longhurst at 06:59 pm
Pastor Robert set off this morning with a sad goodbye to all the kids at Keumbu Rehema children's home.An update from Robert:Sun rise to sun set 39 Kilometers (24.3 miles ) walking except for two stop overs where I did pray and had to share scripture with them and bought. . . . .