What's Happening

Help Stop Hunger!

  Do you know what it’s like to go hungry? I don’t mean missing just one or two meals. I don’t even mean fasting for a few days and having a refrigerator full of food waiting until your done. I mean having NO food to eat. Period. No food to … Read More

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5th Annual 5K Race

June 2, 2017 Dear Friends, Can the next world-famous Kenyan runner come from Tharaka? This is the question I’ve asked our children many times. And what better way is there to discover that world-class runner than to host a 5K race at our school? The 5th Annual Excellent Academy 5K … Read More

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Celebrating Easter

Dear Friends, Beneath the moonlight communion was being prepared. It was Easter week in Tharaka and the kids were looking forward to taking communion for the first time. Armed with Nakumatt grape juice, small plastic shot glasses and Manji cream crackers, I was ready for an anointed evening. However, pesky African gnats … Read More

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Stop Child Marriage!

Dear Friends, A few months ago, I told you a story about a girl named *Martha (*name changed to protect her identity).  Even though Martha was at the tender age of 16, her family thought it was best for her to get married. Her older brother needed the money they would receive … Read More

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Rescue The Unwanted!

Dear Friends, Unnamed. Unwanted. Little Eric was left abandoned on the outskirts of the forest near the roadside. It was New Year’s Eve and good Samaritans who were passing by on their way to their holiday celebration heard little Eric’s cries and rushed him to the local hospital. Eric was … Read More

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Help Protect Vulnerable Girls!

Dear Friends, Purity* was traumatized.  Her brother had sold her to a local man who paid Purity’s brother for the privilege of marrying her. But part of the agreement was that Purity had to first be mutilated, through a horrific cultural practice called FGM or Female Genital Mutilation. Although FGM has … Read More

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#GivingTuesday is Today!

Dear Friends, Today is #GivingTuesday. Won’t you join Each1 Feed1 and feed a hungry child? By giving today, 100% of your donation will go towards purchasing nutritious food for a child in need. We need 100 gifts of $37 to fill our shipping container with enough beans & maize to feed … Read More

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Rescuing One Girl At A Time

Dear Friends, During our most recent trip to Kenya, we endured several difficulties. The water supply was running low, the heat was excruciating, and we learned of some devastating things happening in the surrounding area of Tharaka, specifically with two girls. We rescued a 16 year orphan girl, *Martha, (*name changed to … Read More

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Would You Walk Five Miles In Their Shoes?

Dear Friends,      Over the last year as a missionary in Tharaka I have experienced many things that are different. One of the most noticeable differences is how people view children. In America, most people cherish their children. From the time our children are born we “ooh and aww” over … Read More

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Help Us Reach The Next Generation!

Dear Friends, We are entering the final stretch of school at Mama Linda’s Excellent Academy as our third term ends in November. In a country where school is everything the pressure to perform well on the exams is excruciatingly high. As the call went out in our last newsletter for … Read More

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Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Mama Linda’s Excellent Academy!

Dear Friends, Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Mama Linda’s Excellent Academy! On January 9, 2006 the doors first opened at MLEA. Eighty eager children were registered for nursery school. Over the last 10 years MLEA has expanded to grades Pre-Kindergarten through Class 8. We are the only elementary school in all of Tharaka … Read More

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Impact Your World!

Dear Friends, A short-term mission trip has a way of forever changing a person!  Each1Feed1 was privileged to have seven talented team members join Kyle and me in Tharaka for 16 days in June and July. Among other things, the short-term mission team hosted art, music, and volleyball camps. Our … Read More

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You Can Change a Life!

Dear Friends, Moreen came by yesterday to visit us. This little girl holds a special place in our heart. Moreen is 13 years old. Her mom died many years ago from sickness. Just last year her father experienced a tragic death. He was caught stealing and was doused with gasoline … Read More

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Urgent – Sponsors Needed

Dear Friends, It has been a busy, but rewarding, time at Each1Feed1, both in the United States and in Kenya. Victoria and I returned about two weeks ago from a ten day trip to Kenya with Pastor Marjie and Abby from Faith Family Church. While we were there, we had … Read More

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Race Sponsors Needed

Dear Friends, There is an exciting event approaching us soon. The 4th annual Excellent Academy 5K Race is being held in Tharaka June 25th, 2016. The race is a great opportunity to gather the children in the community to come out and use their athletic abilities for the glory of God. … Read More

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Victoria Receives Ruby Award

Dear Friends, Something wonderful happened this month! Victoria was honored to receive the “Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women“. Soroptimist International gives this prestigious award to women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, have a significant impact on their lives, and inspire and encourage other women. … Read More

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Happy Easter!

Dear Treasured Friend,     As we enter into the week of Easter, I am forever grateful for all that God has done since Easter last year. Do you remember the story of Caroline and Scott? They came to us on Good Friday last year, hungry and desperate for food. Thanks to … Read More

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Something was Terribly Wrong!

Dear Friends, Something was terribly wrong. *Kanja loved school and enjoyed spending time with her best friend, Mercy. So when Kanja didn’t show up for school after Christmas break we knew something was amiss. Soon we discovered the ugly truth about why she didn’t return. Kanja was being prostituted and … Read More

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Be a Part of #Giving Tuesday!

Today is your opportunity to give generously to Each1Feed1.  Please join us on #GivingTuesday by making a donation to Each1Feed1.  Our goal of $1,000.00 will be used for dental needs of our newest arriving children.  Believe it or not, malnourishment and no dental hygiene from birth many times means root canals … Read More

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Make a Difference this Christmas!

Dear Friends, What a feast! Our children started jumping and their eyes got big when they saw the pot of simmering goat stomach. Goat stew, chicken, chapatis, mashed potatoes, goat liver, cabbage & sakuma wiki was on the menu. Sakuma Wiki means to “push the week”, make ends meet when … Read More

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Give the Gift of Life!

Dear Friends, Hunger… It’s a word you may have dealt with before, more of an inconvenience than anything else.  But for thousands of children in Tharaka, hunger is a tragic and familiar reality. Hunger was a reality for Mercy. Mercy was a beautiful little girl who was abandoned by her … Read More

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Let’s Go Build an Outhouse!

“Let’s Go Build an Outhouse” That is what I told the men on our team that went to Tharaka, Kenya with us this summer. Eager to help and do anything, not knowing what they were about to experience, they agreed. Esther, a widow suffering from esophageal cancer, lives quite a … Read More

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A New Hope For The Future

Sisters McKenna, Fridah and Faith lived in the market place. Their mother was abandoned by their father and was struggling with alcohol. They had no hope of a future before. Now they live with us, their English constantly improves, they are clean, safe from men, healthy and most importantly they … Read More

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Shoes Needed!

Dear Friends, Imagine a life without shoes, especially in an area like Tharaka.  Everyday children walk barefoot across rocks, thorns, and raw sewage to get to school. Some of the dangers of going barefoot are the risks of cuts, puncture wounds, and burns to their feet. These injuries can lead … Read More

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First Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Not only do we give hope to children at Each 1 Feed 1, but also to widows like Teresa. She is a 75-year old mother of nine, eight of which she has already buried. Teresa came to us with half of her face horrifically eaten away by a mysterious disease. … Read More

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Meet My Heroes

Dear Friends, You’ve never experienced a true “tough mudder” until you’ve ran in Tharaka after a good rain. On my recent trip to Kenya, I ran to the waterfall with three of our girls after receiving some desperately needed rainfall (prayers answered!). Sarah, who is HIV positive, ran the entire … Read More

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Games Day

Dear EOFO Family, We fed 460 children at the annual “Games Day” in Mukothima, the small town just down the road from Tharaka. Our motto “Each One Feed One” was lived out as our school children were each given a sandwich to eat and one to give away. I encouraged … Read More

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Lilian & Martin were desperate for help!

Lilian & Martin were desperate for help! Eight-year-old Lilian and her six-year-old brother, Martin are both HIV positive. Orphaned and alone, Lilian had been walking over 25 kilometers to a clinic to collect their antiretroviral drugs. On days when Lilian was too weak to walk, one of the local teachers … Read More

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Help us Protect our Girls!

Help us Protect our Girls!  Please join EOFO as we work to end the inhumane and illegal practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Although FGM has been outlawed in Kenya, it is still practiced on girls in both secret and public ceremonies as it is considered a necessary rite of … Read More

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Boniface is College Bound!

Dear Friends, We reached our year end giving goal of $15,000 that was matched by one of our donors. From the bottom of our hearts, Kyle and I want to thank you for your faithful prayers and  generous support. Because of your giving, Boniface now has a future and hope. Boniface … Read More

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Baby Boy in a Box

Baby Boy in a Box, Rose’s baby is normally nestled in a cardboard box which is set by the fence in the back of the kitchen while she works. A few days before we left Tharaka I heard him crying in the kitchen. I picked him up and held his wet blistered … Read More

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Children in Need

Dear Friends, Rose is not even 30 years old. Abused, abandoned, and left with three children, Faith (6), Makena (4), and a “baby boy in a box” she lives in the nearby market. She worked and was paid in alcohol to keep her enslaved to her addiction until EOFO found … Read More

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World Humanitarian Day

We celebrate the spirit of world #HumanitarianDay by honoring the call to continue…to continue to raise awareness, to bring hope, and to build a future for those in need. Together, world-wide there is more work than ever to be done. We thank all who have given so much in service to others. … Read More

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Visit us in Tharaka, Kenya

Over the last couple of week a series of amazing volunteers from around the world came to EOFO in Tharaka, Kenya to teach, equip, mentor, and construct new relationships and buildings within the community. We held a #worldcup party like never before in a town with only 3 TV’s. We provided … Read More

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Feeding the hungry and bringing hope

Habari Ako! Unfortunately our email has been down for the last four days here in Tharaka, however we’ve been extremely busy and fruitful. Saturday we hosted our annual 5K run with 201 runners! We served homemade Plumpy Nut, popcorn and Gatorade after the race. Immediately following we hosted a ladies meeting … Read More

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Welcome to Each One Feed One

  We are an international, faith-based, organization delivering care and education to orphans and widows through proven, creative, and sustainable solutions. Thank you for partnering with us as together, we give hope and build a future for those without hope for more information and to make a commitment to ‘Feed One’ … Read More

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World Cup Soccer, nail painting , and a 5K

What do World Cup Soccer, nail painting , and a 5K run have in common? As many of you know Victoria and I spend part of our summer at the EOFO project in Tharaka. We are taking a group from Faith Family Church to help us train our teachers and … Read More

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Excitement in Tharaka

Exciting things are happening here—what a blessing! A great deal of our recent efforts focus on working with orphaned and vulnerable children as well as beginning home visits with our nurses for the immobile and elderly. Excellent Academy continues to grow and provide the best education in the district. Along with the progress we … Read More

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One Day Without Shoes

One Day Without Shoes is an annual day promoted by Toms shoes to raise global awareness for children’s health and education. At EOFO we understand this movement. For years EOFO has provided school uniforms and shoes for the neediest children in Tharaka. Would you celebrate One Day Without Shoes with … Read More

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Typical Tharakan Day

I woke up to the crowing of the rooster and the dripping of the kitchen sink, thanking God that the water tap which had been dry for the last two days finally produced water. It was going to be another scorching Tharakan day. I went to school and did my … Read More

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A Hope Filled Future!

The need in Tharaka is so great that we moved sixteen of the kids with the most desperate situations onto our campus. One young girl, Sarah, was raped repeatedly by two different men at the tender age of seven. She is now HIV positive, has been shunned by her village … Read More

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God has a Future for You!

Every one of the orphans that we care for in Tharaka was invited to a special Christmas lunch. They walked from as far as 8 km away. We sent picki pickis (motorcycles) for others. One driver with 5 kids on the back. We had chai, played games, then the feast … Read More

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You have a Future!

Everyone of the orphans that we care for in Tharaka was invited to a special Christmas lunch. They walked from as far as 8 km away. We sent picki pickis for others. One driver with 5 kids on the back. We had chai, played games, then the feast began: goat … Read More

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A Wonderful, Miracle, Merry Christmas

Just wanted to give you an update on our trip. We are having the most incredible time. Christmas in Tharaka. Wow! We are visiting the orphans, widows, and sick people that EOFO is caring for every day. How God has blessed us. You can imagine that when you live for … Read More

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Your Guide to a Gift That Really Matters!

There is still time to give the gift of hope through child sponsorship in honor of someone you love this Christmas! Also between now and December 31, we have a matching gift grant of $50,000. That simply means whatever you give now will be doubled! Take the opportunity today and … Read More

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40 Days, 40 Sponsors, One Shared Mission!

This Christmas you can help rescue a child from poverty and restore him to a life filled with hope for only $40 a month. Your tax-deductible contribution connects a child with a loving, faith-based Child Sponsorship Program. Your support provides your child with food, clean water, medical care, educational opportunities … Read More

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I Can Read!

I CAN READ!! In June EOFO launched a new Adult Literacy Class. There is such a big need for this in Tharaka. Most of the older generation, especially the women, were not given a chance to go through much school. The literacy classes meet twice a week on our campus. … Read More

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Leaving Kenya

We are leaving Kenya in a few minutes with a full heart and much accomplished although it seems like there is always more to do… A few nights ago I pulled the mosquito net over my bed, looked up, and there sat a scorpion a few inches away from me. … Read More

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Clean Water!

Water! I just came back from visiting the Catholics in Mukothima. The dust was 10 inches deep on the road and the motorcycle I borrowed to get there plowed through it covering me up to my knees. Talk about divine appointments. I took a pineapple to Father Mwenda to say … Read More

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Typhoid Outbreak

Please pray for our campus in Tharaka as we have had an outbreak of Typhoid. The disease is transmitted by the ingestion of contaminated food or water. So far we have had four staff members who have tested positive for Typhoid fever but no children. Please pray for our staff … Read More

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