Newsletter Archive
Newsletter Archive
Below you will find an archive of our monthly Newsletters and Updates. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe!


Mission Trips Oct. 2013 (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R  2 0 1 3 Now Scheduling 2014 Mission TripsWe love our mission teams! Every year they have helped us meet so many needs from construction to medical care to Bible teaching. The brave men and women who come to Kenya with us help us meet the physical and spiritual needs of people.If you want to be a part of Gethsemane’s ministry in Kenya, now is the time to schedule your own turn-key mission trip with us! There are so many needs & projects in the field, and we would love t

Mission Trips Oct. 2013 (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R  2 0 1 3 Now Scheduling 2014 Mission TripsWe love our mission teams! Every year they have helped us meet so many needs from construction to medical care to Bible teaching. The brave men and women who come to Kenya with us help us meet the physical and spiritual needs of people.If you want to be a part of Gethsemane’s ministry in Kenya, now is the time to schedule your own turn-key mission trip with us! There are so many needs & projects in the field, and we would love t

10th Anniversary Banquets (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 3 Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in StyleGethsemane is excited to annouce two fundraising Banquests to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! We are incredibly thankful for the mighty work God has done through Gethsemane in the last ten years, and it is time to stop and remember.You are a large part of the reason we can celebrate 10 years of changed lives! It is because of your support and prayers that Gethsemane has grown to minister more and more children over the l

10th Anniversary Banquets (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 3 Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in StyleGethsemane is excited to annouce two fundraising Banquests to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! We are incredibly thankful for the mighty work God has done through Gethsemane in the last ten years, and it is time to stop and remember.You are a large part of the reason we can celebrate 10 years of changed lives! It is because of your support and prayers that Gethsemane has grown to minister more and more children over the l

10th Anniversary Banquets (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 3 Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in StyleGethsemane is excited to annouce two fundraising Banquests to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! We are incredibly thankful for the mighty work God has done through Gethsemane in the last ten years, and it is time to stop and remember.You are a large part of the reason we can celebrate 10 years of changed lives! It is because of your support and prayers that Gethsemane has grown to minister more and more children over the l

October 2013 Newsletter (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 3   Bright FuturesHave you heard Catherine's story? If not, check out her video on our Youtube Channel. This fall, Catherine is entering her final year at Moi University in Nairobi, Kenya. Because of the supporters who gave to our Scholarship Fund, Catherine hopes to graduate in 2014 with a degree in accounting.You may not know David & Fredrick's story. They are currently training at a technical school, studying to earn a mechanic certification. Before

Prayer Request: Islam in Kenya (Sep 2013)
S E P T E M B E R   2 0 1 3 Terrorists Attack over the WeekendThe number of Muslims in Kenya has continued to increase. You might have heard the tragic news over the weekend of a local marketplace in Nairobi, Kenya - only about 25 miles from Gethsemane's homes - that was taken hostage by terrorists. These terrorists reportedly "told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted." According to the BBC, at least 62 have been killed so far.Gethsema

September 2013 Newsletter (Sep 2013)
S E P T E M B E R   2 0 1 3 A New Kind of Church MissionsOver the years, Gethsemane has developed a relationship with a young Maasai pastor and his small tribal congregation in Enkaryian, Kenya - deep into the Kajiado District of Maasai Land.This small, tin church has been busy. Busy using their few resources to spread the gospel and minister the physical needs of their impoverished community. They give food to those who need it. The pastor walks miles every day to meet with men and w

Knoxville Garage Sale (Jul 2013)
Knoxville Garage Saleto benefit GethsemaneHello, Tennessee friends!One of Gethsemane's Advocates is hosting a Garage Sale event at his local church in Knoxille, TN to raise funds and awareness for Gethsemane. We need your help spreading the word and donating items to sell!Here are the details:Saturday, August 17th at 7:00amJourney Point Church, 215 Center Park Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922[Get Directions]How can you help? DONATE ITEMS! Bring the old stuff you've been meaning to get rid of. Use yo

Sponsor Visits Aug. 2013 (Aug 2013)
A U G U S T   2 0 1 3 The Joy of Meeting Her Sponsor When Mildred first learned that she finally had a Jamaa Sponsor, she was so excited that she immediately wrote him a letter!She had been unsponsored since she came to Gethsemane in 2009, but after we shared her story in our April newsletter someone asked to be her sponsor. Less than two months later, as a member of our annual mission trip, her sponsor walked up the steps of Gethsemane's main home in Kenya Africa and

August 2013 Newsletter (Aug 2013)
A U G U S T   2 0 1 3 Double the Mission Trips, Double the MiraclesThis year we were blessed with not one, but TWO incredible mission teams who served our children, our community, and the body of Christ halfway around the world in Kenya, Africa.Our first team from Boiling Springs First Baptist Church in South Carolina, planned a custom trip through our Mission Program. We were able to customize their trip projects, dates, and our U.S. missionary, Laura, was their guide in Kenya.

July 2013 Newsletter (Jul 2013)
J U L Y   2 0 1 3 Please Pray with Us!We need your help! Please pray for the funds Gethsemane needs to construct Phase 1 of our Christian High School for the youth we have waiting to enter 9th grade next year.We still need $30,000 for the start-up costs of this Christian High School before September 1st. This includes the cost of class room construction, desks & chairs, teacher salaries, and purchasing curriculum. The Gethsemane Board of Directors is trusting God to

June 2013 Newsletter 4 (Jun 2013)
J U N E   2 0 1 3Celebrating 10 Years of Changed Lives!Join us in the celebration of God's faithfulness to Gethsemane International for the past 10 years! Don't worry! Even though our month-long Anniversary celebration is coming to an end (only 5 days left!), we will continue to celebrate through the end of the year. And you are invited to join us.Help us keep the celebration going, and help us create reasons for celebration in 2023! share! Please share Gethsemane, our children,

December 2014 Newsletter 5 (Dec 2014)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 4 Countdown to 2015The year is about to end, can you believe it? Like many of us, you might have been thinking a lot about the future recently. Future goals, future changes, future dreams.At Gethsemane, we are always thinking about the future. The next year's Mission Trips and Interns. And of course, the future growth of Bomas of Hope. But mostly, we are always thinking about the future of our children.We desire for our children to realize their God-given potential in th

December 2014 Newsletter 4 (Dec 2014)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 4 The Lord is Come!Gethsemane's mission is to "Raise Christian Men and Women Around the World." We desire to bring the Joy of the Lord to children who do not know Him. The purpose is to see them grow to love and serve Him in the world.Baby Jesus by Joseph L.Truly, when Jesus was born in a manger, when He was crucified for our sin, when He rose again and conquered death, He brought Joy to the World!"Joy to the world! The Lord is comeLet earth receive her King!Let every he

December 2014 Newsletter 3 (Dec 2014)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 4 Giving is a Gift!Christmas is a time to celebrate and be thankful for the ultimate gift: Jesus Christ. It is this gift, salvation through Jesus, that Gethsemane works daily to give to the children we rescue and the members of our Kenyan community.Hand Drawn by Jacob M."For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And and government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace." -

December 2014 Newsletter 2 (Dec 2014)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 4 Giving the Gift of Hope"I feel that life is more worth to live."Catherine was orphaned at a young age and was living with her aunt and uncle when she first met Ruth, her current home mother at Gethsemane. When Catherine began to get beatings from her aunt, she would run away and come to Ruth's house. After this happened several times, Catherine's uncle told Ruth that his wife hated his neice. He warned that it would be better if Catherine stayed with Ruth.Now, after th

December 2014 Newsletter (Dec 2014)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 4 Giving the Gift of FamilyWhat are your favorite Christmas time memories with your family? What precious family traditions make the season full of joy?At this time of year, we recognize the importance of our families. While many times of year we take our families for granted, at Christmas we remember what a gift they are.Since 2003, Gethsemane has worked to give orphaned children that same precious gift: a family. Our children's homes provide our children with home pare

November 2014 Newsletter (Nov 2014)
N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 4 It's That Time of YearThanksgiving is practically here and Christmas is just around the corner. Now is the time for sending our greeting cards and buying presents. As you begin the whirlwind of the holidays, consider a way to give gifts that matter.We are excited to announce a new way to help Gethsemane! Our new online Gethsemane Market is officially open! In the Gethsemane Market you can find fun ways of helping our children.You can donate to specific Gethse

Buttermilk Sky Fundraiser 3 (Oct 2014)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 4 Fundraiser Ends Friday!Yes, Friday is Halloween. But it is also the last day of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop's fundraiser for Gethsemane! It is the last day that you can purchase their specialty Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. The last day to use pie as a way to share Gethsemane with your friends.Don't miss your chance to help us raise money for our children and also to raise awareness in Knoxville! Pick up one of our brochures when you get your pie and you can share Get

Buttermilk Sky Fundraiser 2 (Oct 2014)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 4 Have You Gotten Your Pie Yet?For this month only, pie can be used to change the lives of orphaned children around the world! Want to be a part of this delicious movement?Just go to one of Buttermilk Sky Pie's two locations in Knoxville (Or order online by calling a store!) and purchase a Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (or two...or three!). A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Gethsemane's children and help us continue to provide homes for the homeless!If you don

October 2014 Newsletter (Oct 2014)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 4 Education with a Higher Purpose This fall, Gethsemane's Primary School will complete its third year of classes. Praise the LORD for faithfully providing this school for our children! In January, Gethsemane International School switched to a new curriculum and added new teaching staff. We are so pleased with a successful transition and for the dedication of our new teachers. Each of them desires for students to improve academically and spiritually.

Buttermilk Sky Fundraiser (Oct 2014)
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 4 Pie It Forward!Gethsemane is excited to be partnering with Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop here in Knoxville to help raise funds for our homes!For the month of October, everytime you buy the specialty Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, a portion will be donated to Gethsemane! Stop by one of Buttermilk Sky's two location (Bearden and Turkey Creek) and treat yourself to a pie!Please share this with your friends and anyone you know. Use the buttons on this email to spread it on your s

September 2014 Newsletter 2 (Sep 2014)
S E P T E M B E R   2 0 1 4 Join Our Smile-Making MissionSome of the greatest blessings to Gethsemane and our children happen during Mission Trips! Your church can make a huge difference in the lives of lost people in Kenya.This year we were blessed by our Annual Mission Trip in May. We held medical exams for Gethsemane’s children and we praise God for their health!We are opening up the 2015 calendar for Mission Trips and we need your church! We have many needs including evangel

September 2014 Newsletter (Sep 2014)
S E P T E M B E R   2 0 1 4 Help Us Keep Making Smiles!Buying textbooks for school? Getting a head-start on Christmas gifts? Or just splurging on yourself for a change?You can be a part of a child's transformation story every time you shop online!Gethsemane is excited to partner with AmazonSmile as a way to make helping our children even easier! You can buy the things that you need and at the same  time help Gethsemane minister to more children in Kenya. This site allows you to multip

August 2014 Newsletter (Aug 2014)
A U G U S T   2 0 1 4 Turning Frowns into Smiles!Since 2003, Gethsemane has worked to see sad and hurting faces transform into shining smiles of Christ’s joy!The same year Gethsemane started, Joseph Lamoya was born into a poverty-stricken Maasai village in Southern Kenya. When he was still young, his father died of starvation.The solution for his 10 & 13 year old sisters was marriage, as is the custom. But Joseph’s only choice was to live with an aunt in Nairobi. She soon could

July 2014 Kevin Juma (Jul 2014)
J U L Y   2 0 1 4   Emergency SurgeryPlease join us in praying for Kevin Juma tonight and early tomorrow. We have just learned that he is scheduled to have emergency abdominal surgery.He started complaining of swelling and pressure Tuesday and today was admitted into a Kenyan hospital. It appears that he is suffering from an abdominal hernia.Please pray for a safe and effective surgery tomorrow (Kenya is 8 hours ahead of the US, so please be praying this evening too!). Our God is in c

June 2014 AmazonSmile (Jul 2014)
J U N E   2 0 1 4   Amazon Smile!Are you ready for your giving potential to be multiplied?Gethsemane is excited to partner with AmazonSmile as a way to make giving even easier! While you shop, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase directly to Gethsemane. The same Amazon, the same expansive product selection, but for a worthwhile purpose! To begin both shopping and giving to Gethsemane, click HERE! Please note that only when you use the link abo

June 2014 Newsletter 2 (Jun 2014)
J U N E   2 0 1 4    Looking Into The FutureWe couldn’t be more proud of our students who are nearing the end of High School. As they prepare for their evaluation test at the end of the year, they are looking toward their future.In Kenya, less than half of children receive a High School education. And only a shocking 1% graduate from college. With an unemployment rate of about 50%, Gethsemane wants to ensure our children have the best opportunities for a career. This is the

June 2014 Newsletter 1 (Jun 2014)
JUNE  2 0 1 4    School's Out!In the US, school is already out for the summer, but in Kenya our children are in the middle of their three-term year. We have been blessed with a Primary School that is now in its third year of operation! Because of Gethsemane’s Primary School, our children are receiving education from a Biblical perspective, helping them grow as Christian Men and Women! Check out what is happening in our Primary School.Sadly, when our children

April 2014 Newsletter 3 (May 2014)
A P R I L   2 0 1 4 Take Your Church to KenyaWe need your church! There are so many needs in Kenya, and our mission teams are always huge helps with the needs at Gethsemane's homes.Offer your church members a way to be the hands and feet of Christ by meeting practical and spiritual needs of the lost in the world!Our Mission Program is truly the easiest way to plan a trip to Africa. We help you plan your custom trip, we train you and personally guide you even while you're in Kenya

April 2014 Newsletter 2 (Apr 2014)
A P R I L   2 0 1 4    Interns in Kenya We are excited to have five Interns joining Gethsemane in Kenya this summer and Fall! These college students will be stepping out in obedience to follow God's call to the mission field. They will get a taste of life in Africa, while also practicing their skills and using their education in a practical and meaningful way.As an intern for the second time, one young man will be in Kenya for 5 months as

April 2014 Newsletter (Apr 2014)
A P R I L   2 0 1 4    Sisters Find a FamilyAlice & Edith have always been close. Though Alice is a year older than Edith, they have always stuck together as best friends.Their parents had a short marriage, divorcing when the girls were young. Their mother left, and the girls remained with their father. Unfortunately, their father was a victim of HIV and died before Alice was nine years old.The girls' grandparents felt obligated to take them in at first. But becaus

March 2014 Newsletter (Mar 2014)
M A R C H   2 0 1 4   Mission Conference at DTSWe are excited to be one of the organizations invited to Dallas Theological Seminary's 2014 World Evangelism Conference taking place March 10-14th. We will be speaking with students about Gethsemane missionary opportunities in Kenya and the United States."Then Jesus said to His disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.'" - Matthew 9:37Missionary Needs:-- Dir. of Counseling (KENYA)-- Director of Aca

February 2014 Newsletter 2 (Feb 2014)
F E B R U A R Y   2 0 1 4   Come to Africa!You can't make it to Gethsemane's Annual Mission Trip? Don't worry! Plan your own custom Mission Trip to Kenya!Take your Sunday School class, Bible Study group, youth group, or any group of 12 or more on a custom mission trip with Gethsemane!You choose the dates! We train and prepare you before your trip, and guide you even while you're in Kenya. You can help Gethsemane with these important projects:Bible Clubs & Evangelism | Medica

February 2014 Newsletter (Feb 2014)
F E B R U A R Y   2 0 1 4 Healing in AfricaAre you ready to follow God's call to Kenya and share the gospel of Jesus with those who don't know Him? Come with us!We need both a medical and non-medical team for these projects. One team will perform medical clinics for people in the local community and several Maasai villages which have limited access to care. Another team will show The Jesus Film in the native Maasai language to people who have never heard the gospel!We need your help t

Matching Van Fund 2 (Dec 2013)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 3 A Chance to Multiply your ImpactGethsemane is thankful that one of our supporters has offered to MATCH donations up to $5000 for our van fund. Your dollars will double if you give now! A friend of Gethsemane has offered to match your end-of-year donations.Give before TOMORROW to help us reach our goal of $5000 in order to purchase new van for our children's homes and our primary school. Ways to Give:Credit CardPayPalCheck - send to PO Box 22129, Kno

Matching Van Fund (Dec 2013)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 3 A New Year, A New VanGethsemane is thankful that one of our supporters has offered to MATCH donations up to $5000 for our van fund.Give before December 31st to help us reach our goal of $5000 in order to purchase new van for our children's homes and our primary school. Your dollars will double if you give now, thanks to a generous friend of Gethsemane who will match your end-of-year donations.Ways to Give:Credit CardPayPalCheck - send to PO Box 22129, Kn

Christmas 2013 Newsletter (Dec 2013)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 3FOR TEN CHRISTMASES, GETHSEMANE INTERNATIONAL HAS GIVEN CHILDREN THE ULTIMATE GIFT: JESUS CHRIST! Joy to the World!Thank you from all the children and staff of Gethsemane! Because of your faithful giving this year, we have been able to minsiter to our children, teach them about Jesus, and provide them with a Christian education.We want to wish you a Christmas that is just as merry and bright as the Christmases of the children you have enabled us to rescue

December 2013 Newsletter 2 (Dec 2013)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 3FOR TEN CHRISTMASES, GETHSEMANE INTERNATIONAL HAS GIVEN CHILDREN THE ULTIMATE GIFT: JESUS CHRIST! The Gift of You There is no greater gift then giving of yourself! Our children feel loved and that they are not forgotten when teams travel to Kenya to help them. Gethsemane has many needs, from construction work to medical needs to bible teaching. You can help us, and at the same time have a life-changing international experience!The t

December 2013 Newsletter (Dec 2013)
D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 3FOR TEN CHRISTMASES, GETHSEMANE INTERNATIONAL HAS GIVEN CHILDREN THE ULTIMATE GIFT: JESUS CHRIST! Giving ChristmasNot only is Christ the reason for the Christmas season, but He is the reason for Gethsemane. Over the past 10 years, the children at Gethsemane have been given the privilege of celebrating Christmas knowing that the infant born that day is their Savior.This Christmas, we celebrate the work that Christ began when He came to the world as a baby

Mission Trips Oct. 2013 (Oct 2013)
O C T O B E R  2 0 1 3 Now Scheduling 2014 Mission TripsWe love our mission teams! Every year they have helped us meet so many needs from construction to medical care to Bible teaching. The brave men and women who come to Kenya with us help us meet the physical and spiritual needs of people.If you want to be a part of Gethsemane’s ministry in Kenya, now is the time to schedule your own turn-key mission trip with us! There are so many needs & projects in the field, and we would love t

June 2013 Newsletter 3 (Jun 2013)
J U N E   2 0 1 3Celebrating 10 Years of Changed Lives!Join us in the celebration of God's faithfulness to Gethsemane International for the past 10 years! "As we remember Gethsemane’s first 10 years, we see many gracious acts of God.  Our history is filled with the grace of God, from the beginning when He called our family of seven to leave everything and move to Africa, to His impressing on our hearts the desire to meet the needs of the abandoned children we saw there, to

June 2013 Newsletter 2 (Jun 2013)
J U N E   2 0 1 3Celebrating 10 Years of Changed Lives!Join us in the celebration of God's faithfulness to Gethsemane International for the past 10 years!  Over the last 10 years, it is God who has grown Gethsemane into the ministry we are today. We began as a small school in the slum of Kawangware where Ruth taught, but our goal was to provide for the children completely in a home which follows the Biblical model of family. God graciously provided a rental house in Oloolua,

June 2013 Newsletter (Jun 2013)
J U N E   2 0 1 3Celebrating 10 Years of Changed Lives!Join us in the celebration of God's faithfulness to Gethsemane International for the past 10 years! The story of Gethsemane begins with two couples who had a common compassion for the children on the streets of Kenya, Africa. One couple worked as missionaries in Nairobi, while one couple worked in the slums of Kawangware.During their time as missionaries, Chip & Kim Maye were troubled by the millions of children they saw livin

May 2013 Newsletter (May 2013)
M A Y   2 0 1 3 Pray for the Faithful Four!We are thankful and excited for the four college students who will be serving with Gethsemane this summer. Please keep them in your prayers as they leave their comfort, friends, family, and summer vacation behind to obey God!Zach  - Maintenance & property management (6 mo.)Brady - Leading weekly devotions about personal evangelism (5 wks.)Tori - Teacher & admin. assistant at Gethsemane  International School (5 wks.)Matt 




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