The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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November 26, 2012

Enid residents help children at Kenyan orphanage

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STILLWATER — How to help

“The children and staff are living by faith for all of their provisions, and they have such genuine trust in God,” Dawson said. “I felt called to remember them no matter what and to try to help them. In Africa, poverty tends to beget poverty, and if some outside source doesn’t intervene, it’s more likely than not that the poverty will persist.

It’s how their system works because of injustice, corruption, exploitation, and the like. What’s at stake is another generation continuing in poverty, these individual kids continuing in poverty. They haven’t done anything to get into poverty, and they have almost no chance of getting out without help.”

Dawson said current goals include developing income-generating projects so they can help even more kids and provide jobs for people in neighboring villages. Education is free only until the eighth grade, so there is a need to sponsor children with secondary school fees.

Developing help from other Americans has been a project of the Jacksons since returning from their third missionary trip to Kenya in August. They are working from their home in Enid to continue supporting AMCC as they follow the words of Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Tax-deductible donations may made online at www.amcckenya.org. Money donated through PayPal will go directly through Grace World Outreach Church, a 501(c)3. PayPal will send the donor a receipt for tax purposes. Donations also may be sent to Bloom Church, 2210 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80219 or Grace World Outreach Church, 2502 W. Elm, Enid OK 73703.

AMCC also has partnered with www.theschoolfund.org to finance secondary education tuition for the children. Updates are posted in the AMCC Supporters page on Facebook.

Keys writes for the Stillwater NewsPress. Staff Writer Robert Barron contributed to this story.

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