We have been working on this name change since last June when Dennis contacted us about combining the work on Nias with our existing work in Jakarta. We are thankful for the professionals who donated their time and expertise in helping us identify a name and logo that would capture the spirit behind the work in Indonesia. In addition to the name change, we also created a new website. Follow the work on-line at jochebedshope.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We are excited to announce that the process is complete. KOI-Kids of Indonesia, is now officially Jochebed’s Hope. It has been a lot of work, but we think you will like the updated communication.
Currently home to eight young people and two new mothers, this home continues to provide much needed support. The daily food distribution to the villages of the very poor continues with our man Adam leading the way. Connor’s House also serves as the place of worship for Christians in and around Bekasi. It seems every time I am back, the group continues to grow. Daniel does a great job in directing this work and we are grateful for all of his effort. Recently twin girls were welcomed into Connor’s House.
Jochebed’s Children’s Home
Currently home to 36 primary school age young people who come from villages all over the island. It is estimated that the illiteracy rate in the villages is around 98%. Parents hoping to provide a better future for their children bring them to Jochebed’s Children’s Home. The children can learn while living in a safe and supportive environment. Bailey and I enjoyed our time with the kids who are always happy to receive visitors.
With 80 high school-aged young people, this is quite an undertaking. Bailey and I had the opportunity to meet with several of the young adults who had passed through the children’s home, dorm, and then the university. They had a difficult time expressing their thankfulness, stating that the program changed their lives. Without the opportunity to attend school and further their educations, they would not have the current choices and opportunities they now enjoy. These young people are now Bible class teachers and youth leaders in their local congregations. They are hopeful for the futures of other young people who would otherwise never be able to leave their villages, and dream of what they might be able to achieve someday.
Your tax deductible gift can make the difference in the life of a child today. Jochebed’s Hope PO Box 1881 Fremont, NE 68026