Kenya Trips – Travel Journals

April 2017 – Kenya Trip Ongoing Story

Follow along with the travels of Deanna and Charleeda as they traverse Kenya, visiting the Miracle House students, staff and guardians. Bringing teaching and quality time with the students during their first extended school break of the year.

Well, after we have resolved some technical issues, we have been able to get the updates flowing once again. We will continue to add to the story with the date of the latest update, so keep reading. There is still about a week left in this trip and your prayers over our small team are greatly appreciated. There are also some needs that we need to care for with special gifts listed at the the end of this post.  Be blessed, for you

Mukweyi Family Update – from May 2014 Newsletter

Mukweyi Family Update

Thank you for your prayers for this precious family. Joseph is our financial manager in Kenya. He and his family were involved in a serious car accident in April while Deanna and Sam were visiting.
Hadassah (3 yr old daughter) and Emily (wife/mother) are both recovering well!

Mukweyi Family May 2014

Both will have check ups in the next week or two. Silas, who turned one year last week, is pleased to have his mother back again after her surgery. The day Emily was released Joseph said, “Silas will at last see his loving mother.”

Please continue to keep this family in your prayers! Thank you

UPDATE! Deanna and Samantha in Kenya

Miracle House Trip Update & Prayer Requests

April 19, 2014

Continue to Pray … 

Hadassah has come through her first surgery very well. The doctors were able to clean out the wounds thoroughly and even removed pieces of glass that had been imbedded in her arm.

She will be going back into surgery this next week (Tues, Wed or Thurs) to have the bones set and the arm reconstructed. Her hand is doing better and the swelling is much less and continues to

Update! News about Hadassah!

Continue to Pray … 


The van after the accident
last Friday night


Reports through the day today have been ALL GOOD!!
God is so GOOD!!

First, Joseph sent a note saying the swelling is down 40%. A little while later it was 65%. THEN we got another message from them saying that the swelling just continues to go down; after reading the CT SCAN – which happened first thing this morning – the doctor’s have decided to go ahead with surgery, but not to take the hand – they are going to go in and clean the wounds thoroughly and then will be giving her a

Trip Update & Prayer Requests

Continue to Pray … 

Emily is Joseph’s wife (and former head teacher/administrator for MH) and Hadasseh is their first born. Joseph is our financial manager and administrator for Miracle House in Kenya. Last Friday – April 11, 2014 – Joseph and his family (including his brother and sister) were traveling home to Webuye when they were cut off, causing their van to roll. Emily and Hadasseh were ejected from the vehicle. All others walked away uninjured from the accident. We are praising GOD for this miraculous event – all survived this very serious situation. Even though there are injuries, they are all alive and with us today!

Great News & Urgent Prayer Request

Good evening/morning! We have an update & an important prayer request!

We have had a fun day with the MH children – dancing, singing, laughing & playing! They are all growing very big!!

Deanna, Samantha, Matthew and Allan are doing well and thank you for your continuing prayers over us! It’s been a great trip so far!!

We received some news tonight and need your prayers here in these moments right NOW. Our friend and financial manager, Joseph, had some difficulties on the road tonight as he and his family traveled home to Webuye. Please be praying for them!

No details right now, but our God knows!!  Thank you for standing and praying and declaring with us right now!

God bless you friend and again

Fundraiser at Dillon Dam

Good afternoon friends!

We wanted to share good news with you and an answer to many prayers!

First, Deanna made it safely back to the US and is currently in California having meetings and finishing up a few items before heading home to Colorado this weekend! Just in time for the big fundraiser next Wednesday night! (more about that later)

The BIG news is that the teacher’s strike is OVER!!! Halleluiah!! The government has been able to come to terms with the teachers and everyone is going back to school. The dates of the term are being adjusted to allow for the dates missed so that everyone can stay on track! Another answer to prayers.

We are excited to share this wonderful news with

Update from Kenya 09.20.12

Hello praying friends! Deanna has had an over full week! Thank you so much for praying over her!!

Her meetings all went very well this week and we are thankful for the people who have come to the surface around her, including our attorney’s. They’ve done a great job in trying to get everything handled while she is in country.

We are under contract with the builder and he has begun to get all of the pieces in place to begin the actual construction later this fall – he has a lot of “preliminary work” to do before he can actually start the buildings. PLEASE STAND WITH US IN PRAYER!!

Deanna was able to go out to Webuye for a very quick trip

Update from Kenya 09.12.12

Good morning everyone. As we wake this morning, Deanna, Garrett and Kelli are at Miracle House with the children able to spend some quality time with them. God is good and we continue to see His faithfulness. The children are growing, several of the newer children are finally putting on weight and responding to the vitamins!

We also want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLI!! What a great way to celebrate!

Unfortunately, Deanna’s important meeting that was scheduled today has been postponed to the 18th, please continue to lift her up as she prepares once again for this meeting next week.

Also, there is currently a teacher’s strike across Kenya which has all but shut down many of the schools in the country. This

Update from Kenya 09.11.12

Hello all! This is a quick update to celebrate with you and let you know about a very important prayer need we have for Deanna.

First, Happy Birthday Miracle House! Today is the 6 years anniversary of our original Limuru location! Thank you Lord for the provision, protection and peace you have given to us to make today a great celebration!!

Next, to update you – Deanna is in Kenya right now for some administrative appointments and meetings with our attorneys. Tomorrow morning 9/12 (tonight at our midnight MDT) she will be in another very important meeting and we are asking for coverage over her and this meeting.

Things are going well there, she is able to have some time with Garrett and