Easter UPDATE April 2021:
As we celebrate our new life through Jesus, we were informed that Nairobi is critically locked down through Covid and several of the street children we support through Tonny Onyango's Church had succumbed and were hospitalised. Please pray for Caren who remains in hospital on oxygen.
Rose Kyando, praise God, has recovered. The children of Elisha Msemwa are also back home after more than a week in hospital. For them it was malaria with complications.
We continue to invest in microfinance and the larger self sustaining projects we are called to, but also mindful of the necessity of holding funds to make a rapid response when emergencies, such as we have been having, occur.
March 2021 UPDATE:
We are pleased to report that Rose Kyando is now recovering from Covid, she has had a rough time. Also another brother in Mbeya was diagnosed with Covid and sent home with medication.
The children of Elisha Msemwa are in Iringa hospital very sick with malaria and one of the boys is critical.
Hospital treatment in Africa is extremely costly and most people cannot afford treatment. It's either pay or go home. Our new card to mobile MPESA system provided by WorldRemit has been taking a hammering this week but money does get through to where it is needed within an hour. A true "God-Send" !
Through all of this, we are launching several new self sustaining projects this month - designed to make a lasting difference! We pray they will.
Stop Press - please pray for Rose Kyando who is seriously sick with Covid and in Hospital. Emergency funds have been sent to help with costs.
The Freeks family in Oviston, S.A. are recovering and facing real needs.
A great deal of activity in March with land purchased for Elisha Msemwa at Mafindi, a village near Iringa. The field is being prepared for wheat as its late in the season. Another self sustaining project launched!
Our Child Support programme right through East Africa is meeting real needs at this time. Street children in Mbeya and Nairobi a real challenge.
During January we commenced a new partnership with Elisha Msemwa a pastor from Iringa, Tanzania. He approached us on Facebook and it turned out I had met him several times while visiting Mbeya. We are going to work with Elisha on an agriculture project to support 7 orphans cared for by his Church.
We are now supporting increasing numbers of orphans and near destitute children in Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.
New UK supporters are needed as we seek to make inroads to these challenges.
We wish both our UK supporters and our partners overseas, a happy and fulfilled new year.
As we enter 2021, our desire is to facilitate what God is prompting and enabling those of us who have plenty, to give to those who have little.
Africa has suffered economically as a result of Covid and we look forward by faith to continue our call to "help up" through self sustaining programmes wherever this is possible.
Our emphases for 2021:
The ministry of Andy & Rose Freeks with their family at Oviston, South Africa. They purpose to start a residential youth training course in 2021 with outreach into Oviston and Venterstaad.
GodFirstAllPeople Church in ITUHA, suburb of Mbeya, Tanzania led by Nsubili and Riziki.
They met for the first time in their new building in December, so 2021 will be a new start.
Support 62 orphans and disadvantaged children in 7 locations in Malawi, Tanzania or Kenya. Most Churches in this region look after orphans. They are housed in purpose built accommodation, or live with pastors. Many of them live with relatives or are "street children". Our aim is to provide £1.00 for each child per day through 2021. We have funds until April.
Agricultural projects and small businesses set up in support of ministry in both Malawi and Tanzania.
Many projects are provided for and managed by donors as they are led. These range from assisting the homeless through to educational bursaries or community projects
As we approach the Christmas season, we are so grateful to you, our supporters, for enabling us to achieve many of the goals that were set back in September - the start of year 3.
These are the highlights:
Kingdom Impact South Africa (The Freeks family) now poised to commence a residential "Kingdom Impact" training school at Oviston.
God First for All People Church at ITUHA, Tanzania has now it's own building which has been self built with material costs donated from the UK. The first service was Sunday 6th. December.
Our child support programmes now established by regular monthly payments to centres in Malawi (Jacobi) ; Tanzania (Ndaga Children's Home, Bethel Mbeya and Bethlehem Boko);
Kenya (Nairobi street children).
This is a faith venture from our reserves bringing hope to 50 Children at £30/month.
An out of work man living rough in Scotland given the means to make a new start.
Is there anyone who would like to join us by asking relatives to donate £30 as a "buy me a goat for Christmas this year" ? The money would go to Pastor Foreman at Ndaga to add to his small herd commenced a few years back with a similar Christmas present.
Of course, if you prefer, you can always add a little extra to any one of our regular monthly donations which will go out this month on December 21st.
We are pleased to announce, after two year's of negotiation, that Ndaga Children's Home is now fully functioning as a small residential Orphanage but with a mission to impact the wider community. In their Chairman's words "we need to extend our service to the community focusing on education, health services to both disabled people and orphans". We are standing with them in this new vision.
Kingdom Impact has commenced monthly regular support for named children in East Africa at centres at Ndaga and Mbeya in Tanzania and our new venture at Nairobi, Kenya.
Our Children Support Programme has, short term, been funded by one donor, but in faith, we have committed to support 41 children at £30 per month (£15,000 in a year) and set up regular money transfers for this.
Funds from Catalyst continue to be received for Andy Freeks at Oviston, S.A;
Ndaga Children's home, near Mbeya, Tanzania; and Nsubil with Earnest in Mbeya.
They have received cash grants to purchase food for distribution to those in distress arising from the continuing result of Covid19.
Our financial year has just been completed and we are so grateful to all who have contributed
to our growth over the last 12 months:
Income up by nearly three times compared to the previous year.
Expenditure more than doubled over the year, which means:
Excellent reserves as we embark upon our new Child Support Programmes in three countries - Malawi; Tanzania; Kenya.
Thank you so much.
The Catalyst funds continue to flow through. We have been blessed by a significant donation and we are minded to use it to seed fund a new Child Support Programme for disadvantaged children being cared for by pastors in Several African Countries. The gift will allow us the opportunity to commence both publicity for new donors from a wider catchment and to immediately commence monthly support grants.
Ndaga Children's Home is now starting again with only 7 residents but continuing to feed non-residents as funds allow.
We have successfully applied for funds from the Catalyst Network on behalf of our partners in South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. This money is beginning to flow and make a big difference
June 10 2020:
Funds continue to come in although more slowly. We are extremely grateful to the Catalyst Network who have awarded cash grants to two of our Tanzanian Projects. The money has been channelled through Kingdom Impact and these food distribution grants fit in well to our longer-term empowerment projects such as the bean cultivation project - see the picture - - - >
May 10 2020:
Funds continue to flow in as specific needs are made known. We in the UK are truly blessed!
We are humbled as our family overseas send in thanks for provision with great pictures of longer term food growing projects in progress.
Licenses for KI Accounts is now routinely adding to our resources.
April 29 2020:
Since the Covid19 Appeal, we continue to send out money for emergency food provision and agricultural grants to South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya.
The aims are both to relieve distress and to undertake self-sustaining projects.
Our reserves are now depleted!
March 25 2020:
Food Supply and Agri Grants went out to S.A, Malawi and Tanzania yesterday.
Today a pastor in Mbeya tells me he has 35 families with no food as income dries up!
Andy in S.A went out to buy wheelbarrows, spades etc before a total lockdown takes place.
March 24 2020:
Covid-19 Appeal money starting to come in!
Formulating a strategy for sustainable food production projects everywhere we have partners with good sound ideas.
The first project will be 12 acres in Malawi costing £5,200 for seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and paid workers....but soon will require irrigation starting with a pump and lines, followed by a borehole - A big project - help!
March 23 2020:
First Covid-19 Appeal donation received.
Today will be sending out our regular monthly support grants to KISA in South Africa and Janet's House in Malawi.
March 22 2020:
Covid-19 now causing lockdown at home and in all our partner countries.
First emergency cash sent to Malawi. Appeal emailed out for more donors!
Now is the time for us all to pull together in support of those in real need.
Ndaga Childrens Home about to reopen with very reduced numbers.
Church Building Programme at ITUHA about to commence.
Great stories of God's provision in all our programmes as we enter 2020 with confidence.
Ndaga Childrens Home is being refurbished now that funds have arrived. Preparations are well advanced to reopen in January 2020 and not forgetting David returning back from school early in December (He is disabled and having therapy and schooling at Dar es Salaam.
Nsubili and all send greetings - busy with his Church Plant at ITUHA.
Andy and Rose entering the busy holiday season at OSL but still suffering from vandalism at the KISA Centre. They have now started a furniture making project with employment of men.
November 2019 Ndaga Children's Home about to reopen
See more details in our Tanzania pages which also have links to all that Nsubili is doing with his new Church Plant.
Also look at our South Africa pages for news of the Freeks Family now spreading into Northern Cape
Nsubili Mwakabibi has announced the start of GODFIRSTCHURCH for All People.
See more under KI-Tanzania.
Sandy and Shoallyn Stoffels have moved to Upington, Nothern Cape to pastor a small Church
and to do mission through "performing arts and sports".
See more under KI-South Africa
September 16th. 2019: Ndaga Children's Home temporarily closed!
Over the last few months the efforts to register the orphanage have come to an abrupt end and the centre has been temporarily closed by the authorities. As this is being written, a new legal team and stakeholders in the NGO are seeking to re-register at Dodoma.
All the children are staying locally with their nearest relatives.
The largest UK supporter has withdrawn financial support. The situation is critical.
Please pray urgently. Contact me for up to date news at 07954 475728
July 2019: Had a surprise visit of Booker Kapalamula banda for 2 weeks
This enabled us to catch up with our Malawi projects and begin to plan some more.
watch this space for an education sponsorship scheme at Kapps School - a Christian fee paying school run by Booker in Lilongwe. Also we will establish a number of community projects in addition to the Janet's House support being provided monthly.
June 2019: We held our second event on June 1st. - A BBQ at Cotten End.
This was to to meet Andy and Rose Freeks over here to visit and take deserved break after three and a half years of hard work and ministry at Oviston South Africa. After the BBQ in glorious summer weather, traditional English rain took its place. Andy & Rose returned much encouraged and laden with equipment and much else set up a Study Centre among unemployed young people.
March 2019: We held our first public event on March 30th - A Breakfast At Mowsbury Golf Club.
34 People came and we had great talk from Pastor Daniel Brown on walking by Faith. This is something always on our mind as we consider where we go or what we do next.. I am sure its not by chance but since the event two pastors have contacted us with a view to them becoming partners. One from India and the other Nepal. Also encouraging is the news that Faith Community Church, Bedford + Cambridge is considering becoming giving partners with Kingdom Impact and we are going to work out between us what this will mean.
February 2019: Launch of KI ACCOUNTS announced. This is an "in the cloud" business suite !
Fully specified and suitable for small business accounts, company accounts with charity accounts. Purchase is by way of a monthly license that includes training,
installation, support, and the generation of statutory reporting with audit if required.
All sales income will be used for projects in Africa.
January 2019: First Half year results show donations level down from last year at £15K
Regular grants now going monthly to KISA (Andy) and Janet's House.
Cameroon Arc now set up - ecology/community development in Cameroon rainforest.
November 2018: For our latest news sheet read here....
August 2018: First year results with donations at £31K
February 2018: First half year results showing donation level above £18K
2018: Commenced negotiation to buy Kingdom Impact Centre - Oviston
(The site has been partially cleared and made habitable by Andy in 2017)
January 2018: Kingdom Impact Consultancy started as fundraising arm.
November 2017: set up
September 2017: Kingdom Impact Grants. (A UK registered charity) formed.
February 2017: Kingdom Impact Centre - Oviston (Derelict Site) was occupied.
July '16 to Dec '17: OSL extensively refurbished and conference room added.
June 2016: Kingdom Impact S.A. (A Not for profit social Enterprise) was formed.
November 2015: Oviston Sunrise Lodge opened as the home and ministry base of Andy and Rose Freeks
November 2015: Erf 28, Oviston Purchased.
September 2015: Oviston visited by Andy and Mervyn.
August 2015: Oviston visited by Andy and family.