by Brian Clark 600 Lives Impacted Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Hey friends, I am asking for you to give toward the Clark and Vahle Educational Drop-In Center. It will give hope to hundreds of families in the M...
Hey friends, I am asking for you to give toward the Clark and Vahle Educational Drop-In Center. It will give hope to hundreds of families in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Please watch the video here to learn more!
It will be a bridge of remembrance of two amazing young men that passed away suddenly, Tim Clark and Josh Vahle. They both were men of faith and character and gave their time and attention to youth and education.
Tim Clark graduated from Miami University with an Elementary Education degree and went on to become a teacher and technology specialist for schools in Cincinnati. Josh Vahle graduated from Taylor University with a Secondary Education degree. His students loved how approachable and kind he was. Both Tim and Josh cared deeply for the hurting and often forgotten.
Oasis of Hope cares deeply for the hurting and forgotten and is in desperate need of space to serve families. There is over 160 youth involved every week with only a dirty, small community hall. They do not have their own space to serve the community.
This Clark and Vahle Educational Drop-In Center will provide a place for youth and families to:
Meet weekly to hear of God's love for them and feel it through relationships with staff and volunteers.
Office space for staff and volunteers to meet with youth and families that need encouragement and a friend.
Weekly Work For Life small business training for adults.
Computer training, art and film classes, and so much more.
A church to meet there on Sunday mornings for worship.
Would you please prayerfully consider a one-time donation to help us meet this need of $8,000 by September 30? We have $3500 raised right now and the work has already started! Thank you beyond words for caring enough to read this, pray, and sacrifice for others through what you have been given.
Learn more about Oasis of Hope:
Oasis of Hope's mission is to share God's love with action and our consistent presence. Jacob and Maureen have been serving in the Mathare slums of Nairobi through Oasis of Hope for six years, mostly by themselves. It was in January of 2020 that his friend in South Africa that he grew up with in Mathare decided to take action and connect Oasis of Hope to People Bridge with Brian and Erin Clark.
Jacob grew up there and knows the way of life, the isolation, poverty, and the needs. He meets weekly with over 160 children and knows their families. Along with volunteers, they love and serve in this slum area.
Jacob and Maureen are gatekeepers in their community. They are known and trusted by local government officials, churches, and community leaders. They are the only full-time nonprofit that is focused on children holistically and meeting that need in their area.
Please prayerfully consider a generous one-time donation to help us meet this need.
Thank you in advance for your giving and care to make this happen!