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It's Been Busy at Friends for Hope

The last several weeks have been extremely busy at Friends for Hope. Students started their new terms at school, we welcomed new students into the FFH program, we increased Emma Ksongs, Director of FFH, to full-time and we held our Fall Term Parent Meeting.

Last Term

We had 52 FFH students complete their second term of school in August. Praise Jesus! Emma, Andrew and Bob worked tirelessly to receive grade reports, deliver them to their parents and get them ready for the following term.

Shubie, Sharif, Angel and Jordan waiting to take their pre-exams for school.

Current Term

Six new students were able to start school this term thanks to the faithfulness of our new sponsors! Through your obedience to God, you have given these children and families hope that through education, they can end their family’s cycle of poverty. Thank you!

We also have another five students that will begin next term in January!

Mechanic School

We also had another FFH student begin Mechanic School! Baraka, 18, had been out of school since he was 12 because his father lost his job and has been unable to find a stable job to send his five kids to school. Through God’s grace, Baraka will now begin trade school so he can help provide for his family. Thank you to the collected efforts of many to help change the world for one!

Staff

God’s grace also provided sponsors to not only increase Emma to full time, but also sponsors to give raises to both Andrew and Bob. Without these men, FFH would not be what it is today. These men work sometimes over 60 hours a week making sure the FFH students are going to school, behaving in school, working hard in school, respecting their parents and also discipling them on the Word of God in a weekly basis. Also, when students or parents have medical needs or basic needs, they will help in whatever way they can. Several sponsors have been gracious to support their students families above and beyond their education needs. Sponsors have paid for food gifts and medical needs. If your child is ill or another need arises, we will keep you informed so you can be praying for them and if possible, help financially.

Uganda Trips 2019

We are hoping to take multiple teams to serve alongside FFH in the summer of 2019. Two teams out of Mobile, AL and one team out of Portland, OR are already forming. If you’re interested in going, please email friendsforhopeinc@gmail.com.

Sugar Cane Farm

FFH is looking for ways to have a sustainable income to help cover expenses that our sponsorship fees do not. This would include things like office administrative costs, student medical needs, and to help supplement the higher cost of education for the secondary education students. We have approximately $800 towards the $2000 needed to start and operate a Sugar Cane farm for two years. After that two years, FFH would begin bringing in income from the farm. Will you consider making a donation towards this cause to help FFH become more sustainable?

You can make a donation through PayPal or by mailing a check to Friends for Hope at: 10260 Southhill Dr., Mobile, AL 36695. Make sure to note what the donation is for in PayPal or on your check.

Current Needs

As we are trying to be more sustainable, there are things we are striving to purchase and would welcome your donations towards.

- $500 - Office Computer

- $15,000 for a van

- $2,500 for a motorcycle

- $350 for driving school for Andrew (Staff)

- $300 for business certification renewal (due in March 2019)

You can make a donation through PayPal or by mailing a check to Friends for Hope at: 10260 Southhill Dr., Mobile, AL 36695. Make sure to note what the donation is for in PayPal or on your check.

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