SUMMER 2022: NEWSLETTER
We have finally moved into our new home! After many hours of sorting through books, clothes, furniture, kitchenware, etc., and packing multiple boxes, we are now unpacking everything at our new home!
We recently had a detailed inspection by various government agencies at the new home. The director of children's services remarked, "This beautiful building provides more evidence that you genuinely and selflessly care about these children, but we have always known that about Valley Light."
Fall 2021: Newsletter
The last fiscal year ended in September and marked a decade of ministry for VLH. Ten years of raising kids has gone by fast. The joy of watching young lives restored with renewed hope is inconceivable.
We have five students graduating from high school and joining college or trade schools. We have three students in high school and four joining them in April and December 2022. We have 16 students in primary school and are now raising one toddler and two babies.
Our food distribution program continues to serve and minister to hundreds of families in our community.
ANGELS OF MERCY: HOW JOHN NJOROGE’S LIFE WAS TURNED AROUND BY STRANGERS
He leans back in his seat and draws his legs out. He is a picture of sophisticated elegance as he trains his eyes on me. There is a discernible humility in his mannerism, in the polite way he answers my queries and humours my relentless prodding. 45- year-old John Njoroge is a learned man, with three Master's degrees to his name and currently pursuing a PhD from USA's University of Georgia...
COMING HOME: THE STORY OF JOHN NJOROGE AND VALLEY LIGHT HOME
The baby cried all through the night. The noise pierced John Njoroge’s head as he slept in the slums and he wished its mother would soothe it. When he woke up the next morning, he found out the baby had been left in the street all through the night and had cried until it died. A passerby dug a small grave to bury the child in, performed the symbol of the cross, and went on his way....
Fall 2020: Newsletter
This week the town of Maai Mahiu has experienced unrest and rioting accompanying a sand harvester protest making conditions for the children of VLH unsafe. A school bus was rented to evacuate the children from Maai Mahiu. They are now in a safe place.
Our Community Bible Study (CBS) continues to meet for our children and staff. We thank the Lord that we are able to do this together as a family. Faith is being strengthened, questions answered and doubts expressed and addressed.
Summer 2020: Newsletter
This month we broke ground for the construction of the new home. We ask your continued prayers for this project.
We have a new kiddo at VLH! This month we had the privilege of welcoming to VLH a nine-month-old baby boy, Odera.
We thank the Lord for another year at Valley Light Home. This is our ninth year since Valley Light Home was launch in July 31, 2011. We baked a huge chocolate cake to commemorate this grand day.
Spring 2020: Newsletter
April is Easter season, a time to reflect on the love that sent the savior to Calvary on our behalf to redeem us. This Easter was no different, amidst all that was happening around us due to COVID-19. We need a savior from not only this pandemic but also from our self-sufficiency and complacency, all which falsely make us feel as though we are the masters of our lives.
For church, we have been greatly privileged to be taught every Sunday by our very own "Dad," John Njoroge. We have had a special exposition of the prodigal son parable in Luke 15. In addition to the teaching, we also have a time of Q&A.
Winter 2020: Newsletter
AWANA thrived in February. We welcomed +350 kids every Sunday. In March we suspended our weekly AWANA ministry until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions and regulations. Pray for more volunteers when we are able to re-open our AWANA ministry.
We thank the Lord for the provision to start homeschooling our younger children. Our two teachers, Nicholas and Mercy, are doing a superb job in motivating and creating excitement in learning.
In March, before COVID-19, the children were excited to go on a field trip to the Nairobi animal orphanage and the mamba (crocodile) village.
December 2019: Newsletter
We closed the month of November on a high note. On November 30th, we held our annual AWANA party which was a great success, as usual! The children came out to receive their Christmas gift and a hearty Christmas lunch. We had a great time sharing and just celebrating together. The parents were there to receive the shoe gifts for their children. Thank you for making all this possible!
In December, eleven girls from VLH and others from our AWANA Club attended the GLOW camp for teenage girls. This camp was a great success and we thank the Lord for making it possible for so many girls to be able to attend! Our prayer is that the girls will use the knowledge they received to make good choices when faced with difficult life issues.
Ocotober 2019: Newsletter
School let out at the end of this month. We have planned a lot of fun filled educational activities this vacation season, to include introducing an active library system for our older children. Regina is our library caretaker. She is in charge of issuing books to other kids and keeping a record of who has what books. This system is really encouraging the kids to read more than they have before.
This month we held our AWANA candidates' prayer and thanksgiving party. This is the day we pray for all our AWANA students who are sitting for their eight grade exams. The students loved this time of prayer and celebrated with cake and soda.