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Tray and Lydia visiting Stateside Soon – Maybe Near You…

These are exciting days here at Kings Kids Village. This is our year of new beginnings. Tray and Lydia are onboard officially at KKV and have joined us on the Encouragers Unlimited Team as well. [...]


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Happy Mothers Day, Mama Stern

Happy Mother’s Day’ Mama Stern On the eve of Mother’s Day 2018, our thoughts go to our Mama Stern, who was at our side on Mother’s Day, 2017 here in Nairobi. Today, although far away from us in [...]


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KKV and Instagram

Kings Kids Village is now officially on Instagram. Check us out… and tell us what you think. Jon and Molly


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New Year, New Challenges, New Grace

I don’t know why, but this last year went by very fast. We were in the US for Christmas till mid January, 2017 and before you know it, we are celebrating Christmas again. As fast as 2017 [...]


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Record Breaking National Exams this year

Praise God, everyone! We are so grateful to God and give Him all the honor and glory for what He is doing at Kings Kids Village. We count it an absolute privilege to know and be in the lives of [...]


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A Christmas Greeting from Eleanor (Grandma) Stern

Dear Family and Friends, I am doing fine. Life is different living in America again. Our church in Lincoln is celebrating Christmas by having a big international banquet. We have several [...]


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Giving Tuesday –

We are so excited to see Giving Tuesday finally here. What a great time to give a gift that will mean the difference between life and death to a child. We are in need of more cash flow for our [...]


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Chicken Project is Coming

We are very excited to report that construction on our Chicken house is almost finished and should provide enough space to raise 350 broilers at a go.  Even though this project has been an uphill [...]


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Our bright and advancing High School seniors at KKV

We continue to prepare and pray for our Kings Kids Village students who are taking national exams. To the left, you see (top left to right) Jimmy, Alex, Sammy, Miguel, Davis, Cynthia, and bottom, [...]


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KKV Life and Kenyan Elections

Kenyans have been praying for peace, justice and mercy up to and during Kenya’s national elections held last week. Election season also tends to bring with it a change of pace as many [...]


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Kings Kids Village / JBloom jewelry – A win – win deal

We have exciting news to share with you all. JBloom jewelry designers are partnering with us to promote Kenyan made jewelry and financially support Kings Kids Village. The founders of JBloom, [...]


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Mom Stern is Settling in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Dear Friends of KKV. Molly and I have just returned from a whirlwind trip to the US getting mom settled into an independent living section of a retirement community in Lincoln, NE, the city she [...]


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Moving forward as Parents

This year is proving to be a challenge for us in the area of parenting. Our longer-serving parents are getting up into their mid 70’s and needing a rest from the hard work required to [...]


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Mom Honored By Nairobi Lighthouse Church

March 29th started as an extra ordinary day for Grandma (Eleanor) Stern. It turned out to be far more than that. In her mind, she had been invited to speak to the Nairobi Lighthouse Church staff [...]


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A New Site, A New Era

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Encouragers Unlimited Ministries website. Our old site needed a heavy overhaul on design and functionality to stay up with the times of [...]


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New year, New Projects

2017 is turning out to be an exciting year of development at Kings Kids Village. We are looking at two sustainability projects, 1. A Guesthouse and 2. A chicken broiler project. Both are daunting [...]


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Christmas is here again… A Note from Eleanor Stern

Here we are at the end of another wonderful year at Kings Kids Village. We stay busy here with 47 kids and 27 staff members. The gardens are bursting with good food, the students are busy in [...]


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June 7th, 2014

We are excited about our first ever KKV Boot Sale coming up this Saturday here on the campus of Kings Kids Village. What, may you ask, is a boot sale? It is a yard sale for people to seel just [...]

Going Solar: Step One

Our long term goal at Kings Kids Village is to be totally off the grid of one of the most expensive Power grids in the world… that of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company. At present we [...]

Fish Pond Almost Done

Things are happening at the village these days with the construction of our fish ponds nearing completion. We have hit a small snag. They ponds must be dug about one foot deeper to fully address [...]

Back to the Projects

We are really back into the full swing of things here at KKV. After a wonderful Christmas and New Years, we are working hard at getting some more projects underway! In case you haven’t [...]

Still Alive and Growing

This has been a busy season for Molly and I as we have taken on new responsibilities at our local church here in Nairobi as interim Link Pastors in June of this year. Sorry for the silence. Our [...]

Enlarging the Tents

Change is in the air here at Kings Kids Village. We are so excited about all that is happening. Construction of our fishpond is underway. Many hours of labor have already gone into it due to [...]

Drip, Drip, Drip

I have to say that in nine times out of ten the sound of dripping water would be quite annoying. Today is just the opposite. It is a cause for rejoicing! For the last five days we have been [...]

Miracle on Kigwa Road

From all of us at KKV, we pray that your Christmas was filled with the joy that only Jesus can bring, and that the New Year will bring greater revelation of His love for you. Christmas day proved [...]

Our First Graduate!

We are so excited to announce that Kings Kids Village has its first high school graduate. Essy has worked very diligently to achieve this, and has completed her studies with a great B average. We [...]

ERC Paid for in full

Dear friends of KKV. We are excited to announce that the final money has come in to fully pay for our new Education Resource Center construction. This includes a new front security wall for the [...]

Dedication Postponed

Dear Friends of KKV, Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have come to the conclusion that the Educational Research Center building project is too far from completion to have a dedication [...]

This Week at KKV

This week we would like to highlight KKV’S involvement in the community. Jon has been a member of a grass roots program called Local Area Advisory Council for the past 1 ½ years. LAAC is a [...]

This week at KKV

This past Saturday, July 17, a television program was aired discussing alternative education options for Kenya. It was a panel forum discussion concerning the challenges in the education system [...]

Volunteer Season

It has been a month since my last post. It has been a busy time with my wife,  Molly and daughter, Lydia coming back from the US and our new Missionaries (Jim and Sue Christie) joining us at [...]

Electrical Problems at KKV

Dear Friends, We are experiencing some special challenges at KKV right now concerning electricity. We have been having fluctuating voltage for a while and recently it started affecting our bore [...]

Back home in Kenya

Dear Friends and Family, I am writing this post back in the comforts and safety of Nairobi, Kenya, where Molly and me run a home for AIDS related orphans… For those who have been following [...]

Touring Soibet, Sudan

Dear Friends and KKV Family, It has been my sticky privilege to be in Southern Sudan for the last four days. I cannot begin to tell you all the first impressions I have gotten of this place. It [...]

Nairobi Marathon – Quite an Event

Dear Friends of KKV, Sunday, October 25 was a great day for the KKV running team. What a difference from last year, when I ran alone in support of Kings Kids Village. This year was great fun and [...]

BIG EVENT COMING UP

Dear Friends and Family of KKV, We are really getting excited and trying to say the same about getting into shape ahead of the up and coming Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon coming on October [...]

On Air over Adoption

This past week has afforded Molly and I the privilege of being hosted on a Christian radio talk show here in Nairobi to explore the subject of having a passion for adoption.Adoption is something [...]

Waiting and Working

Dear Friends of KKV, It has been a while since I updated our blog. We have been wanting to get a new website up and running and that has taken longer than expected. So we have been silent, but [...]