~ Homes for Widows and Orphans ~
Our primary partners
Noel & Mieke Alexander
We have been close personal friends with Noel & Mieke Alexander for almost 40 years. Their lifestyle and impeccable integrity is worthy of emulation. For the last few decades their ministry Love Mercy, has been primarily involved in Kenya, Africa. Primary objectives:
drill water wells
build community centers
train and set-in local spiritual leadership
As the churches are established, the commitment to care for the ever-present poor becomes an integral part of the ministry.
DPM/ALC's involvement with Love Mercy has been focused on building widows' houses, because we believe this is dear to our Father's heart. James 1:27 expresses it well, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...".
For a surprisingly small contribution of approximately $800, a 3 room home can be built. One hundred percent of contributions that are labeled to this end, goes directly to the widows' homes. That's unusual and noteworthy.
We're all bombarded with never-ending requests from ministries asking for our contributions. And truthfully, every giver must find the benevolence focus that works best for them. But here's what I look for when I 'open my hand'...
Integrity of the mission and benevolence organization
A low administration overhead / money goes directly to the project
Integrity of the local overseers
A Christian church-family to nurture the widows
Heavenly favor that follows when we're in sync with Heaven's design
We can attest that the above indicators are overtly present as we partner with Love Mercy and these dear widows and orphans. Here are a few of our completed projects, from the last few years.
Widow Beatrice before
Widow Beatrice house in process
This widow’s name is Beatrice. The existing house you see leaked very badly. It will be demolished and a new mud structure built. Built properly, it will last 40 years.
Widow Akumu almost finished
Widow Akumu and children and pastor
Widow Akumu’s house is finished with the first and second mudding. We purchased a bed, mattress, blanket and some chairs for her. We also gave her some capital to start a small business for her to feed her children. She is very thankful and happy for what the Lord Almighty has done for her.
Widow Sofina before
Widow Sofina in process
This widow’s name is Sofina Agiza aged 71 years old. She has 3 sons whom she has not seen in the last 12 years since her husband died. She has no toilet and her current structure was failing and had a partly blown off roof.
Widow Jane before
Widow Jane and pastor - almost finished
Widow Emma before
Widow Emma after
Widow Angelina before
Widow Angelina after
From local overseer: "Angelina has 4 children. They had their houses washed away due to flooding so there will not be any before pics, however we will have after pics of their new house."
Widow Zubeda before
Widow Zubeda after
From local overseer: "Does not look like much yet but 2 layers of plaster inside and out, it will look like a Million Bucks"
Widow Miriam in process
Widow Miriam almost finished
Widow Louise in process
Widow Louise after
From local overseer pastor:
"Widow Emmah's house got finished and she already moved in. The area chief in busia got so impressed by the new house that he paid for the flooring and put in the glass windows. We also gave her some money to start a small business for a living. She is now the happiest lady on earth. She is very thankful. May you live 1000 years. May YHVH bless you 100 billion times. Much blessings, grace and favor to you"
Widow Emmah after
From local overseer pastor
"Peninah has told me to tell you "thank you thank you very much for building her a house." Our Lord bless you forever. You have saved her from shame. Also the church says thank you. I and Sarah also say thank you. The Lord bless you 100 billion times."
Widow Pininah almost finished
Widow Florence before
Widow Florence in process
From local overseer pastor
"Florence lives in a one room ‘house’ that is about to fall over. She and eleven others share this 10 x 12 feet shack. She and her family are destitute. We will build her a three room house that is approximately 15’ x 36’."
From Noel & Mieke
"This is Florence with her house. This project was formidable, as all the mud had to be transported from the foot of the mountain."
If you'd like to partner with these widows' homes' projects, feel free to click here then select one of the contribution options. Be sure to mention 'widows' homes' in the memo. 100% of all designated donations will be applied to building widows' homes.