What is Awaken Love?
Awaken Love for Africa was founded in 2007 by Sophie McLachlan. This UK-based non-profit seeks to bring hope to the hopeless in Kenya and around the world. Awaken Love has developed long-standing relationships with several small organic charities near Kisumu, Kenya. Awaken Love helps these charities to succeed in serving their poor and orphaned in many different capacities.
Awaken Love's main partnership is with the Gideon Soldier's Orphanage. (No connection with the famous Gideon's organization that gives away Bibles.) With the help of Awaken Love, the Gideon's Orphanage has gone from one home, holding 40 orphans, to a multi-building campus. They now house nearly 200 oprhans, and the campus includes a boy's dorm, a girl's dorm, a kitchen, a secondary school, and skills workshops. "The Gideon's" is by far the largest and most successful endeavor of Awaken Love, but other affiliations include the Peace Home Orphanage and Jehovah Shalom Fellowship (JSF).
Awaken Love has a child sponsorship program that has provided many orphaned children with food, shelter, education and medical attention.
How do we partner with Awaken Love?
In 2011, Kristin Amos crossed paths with Sophie and was blessed to be able to travel to the Gideon's Orphange with her. Since then, her heart has been burdened to see not only the orphaned, widowed and destitute of Kenya "have hope," but also for Christians around the world to unite together under God's headship to make this hope a reality.
In 2014, God opened a door for Kristin to launch a U.S. branch for Awaken Love under the umbrella of The Resurrection. Kristin now directs Awaken Love (U.S.), and oversees all sponsorship support from the United States. This partnership allows tax-deductible donations from U.S. sponsors.
The Resurrection partners with Awaken Love on several levels. We give a portion of our monthly tithes to Awaken Love. We also are dedicated to forming relationships with the Kenyan workers, pastors, orphans, and teachers. We support them in prayer, and partner in any projects designed to meet the needs of these children and workers. We believe that God will bless our union of these two parts of His body, producing eternal fruit. These are some really amazing people.
Giving to Awaken Love
If you're feeling led to help financially, the next step is to contact Kristin Amos. Both one-time donations and regular sponsorship can make a big difference. But either way, Kristin would love to help you make a real connection with our friends in Africa.
If you're already connected, the specifics for sending donations to Awaken Love are found here.
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