September 2022 Newsletter
Kadie Koseh benefitted from No Other Place when we supported her through school and now, she is giving back!
She told us, “We have so many orphans and are struggling to feed them.” With this revelation we pledged to aid with food for a year. Kadie volunteers at the orphanage, cooking and caring for the 55 children. She is pictured below in white surrounded by the loving children and holding the baby.
She adds, “I see a lot of suffering in my community, particularly children. Thank you for the opportunity you give me to help them."
Children passing primary school are now ready for secondary school. We support these 7 students at the orphanage so that they can go to school.
PROMOTING SELF SUFFICIENCY
Agricultural Project in Sierra Leone
This project in Koidu town, eastern Sierra Leone, begins with site clearing. Then planting the rice and ginger. Final picture is the present state of the swamp rice, which will be ready for harvest in December and January.
The harvest will provide assistance to widows, needy and school supplies for students.
Director of the project is Kebbie Sahr Tommy
BABIES NEED MILK!
The orphanage has so many babies and no milk!
“Innocent, why does one orphanage have so many babies?” I asked
“Because it is close to the maternity hospital. The mothers can’t support the babies, so they leave them at the hospital. There is no government support for the mother or the baby. The hospital brings the baby to the nearest orphanage.”
We sent $200 and Missionary Innocent bought milk for the babies.
This is one of 15 orphanages Missionary Innocent tries to aid in the Congo. And we try to assist whenever we can.
December 2018 Newsletter
Here we are at the end of the year. Progress was halted due to continual out-of-the-country business for Barbara, a move for two of our principal partners, and a year of on/off, out-of-town responsibilities for Brenda. In fact, we assumed that we were going to have to close down the No Other Place non-profit, because of our inability to move forward.
AND THEN …
The devastating Paradise Camp Fire of November scorched through our area leaving friends and family members homeless and without livelihoods. This was certainly not the time to close this down!
It had taken Barbara long months and much work to get our non-profit and Incorporation status … not to mention the funding it took to do so, the meetings we had, the appointments with officials. We were ahead of the game by a year. Would all of this be wasted effort?! No, this was not a time to give up, this was a time to put our hand to the work with all of our might.
It is with renewed commitment that we now engage ourselves to this work. Your prayers for our success for the benefit of others is greatly appreciated.
Brenda, Barbara, and Vikki
January 2018 Newsletter
We’re Making Plans!
Yes, we are! In 2017 we had a dream on our hearts and decided to move forward with it.
The dream? To provide transitional housing for the homeless, elderly, and low-income citizens in our community; citizens who have a lot to offer, but because of hard circumstances have ended up in the most unfortunate of situations.
Our start is small, but so far, through the efforts of our Treasurer/C.P.A./ Auditor, Barbara Jacobsen, we have completed paperwork for our State Incorporation, Federal ID number, and 501c3 status. Each of these now have full approval. While we waited for our approvals, we began searching, (in several counties), for appropriate housing, lands, and opportunities. We have considered several options; (tiny homes, apartments, motels, R.V. parks), and are open to whatever comes before us that would make sense for our endeavor.
AND NOW in 2018 we can report that the PLANS for the tiny homes are being drawn! We are terribly excited about this! Once the plans are completed we will begin a major effort at fundraising.
Ivan (Jake) Jacobsen, Retired Contractor, volunteered his services to draft the plans for the 1 & 2-bedroom duplexes. Thank you, Ivan!
Well, of course you are invited! We hope that all of our business associates, friends, family members, and friends of friends, will want to get involved with us. Your prayers, your skills, your ideas, your donations, your eagerness … everything … will help us to get this up and running. Wanna?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Vikki Petsche, Barbara Jacobsen, Brenda M Lane