Little Vinnie is our next door neighbor at Teule Kenya. He lived with his mom until she ran away and left him with his grandma. His grandma wanted to live with Vinnie but she did not have the means to provide for him. Teule stepped in to help.
Vinnie comes over whenever he wants and eats with us, plays with us, and basically does everything that we do. He is one of us but since he has family he is living at home.
We have a few kids like Vinnie who live at home but still get support from Teule. Teule strongly believes that children should live with family unless they are unsafe.
Vinnie is growing up fine and he is a happy boy. We cannot get enough of that adorable smile!
Since Vinnie is new to Teule, he is unsponsored. Would you be interested in sponsoring Vinnie? If you are, please complete this form and submit it to us as soon as you can.
We are excited to announce our summer trips from Norway and the US to Kenya. We are currently working on the itineraries and will have more information as time goes. If you are interested in possibly going on one of the three trips listed below and want to know what the itinerary looks like, feel free to send us an email and we will share with you what we currently have finalized.
These are wonderful opportunities to see for yourself the work that Teule is doing in Kenya. If you can not make any of the summer trips, check out the bikers' and the health practitioners' trips listed under 'More Trips'.
Cost in USD
June 27th - July 17th
July 13th - July 27
USA (18+ only)
August 7th - August 22nd
More Trips 1. Biker's Heaven: I mean, you might have to watch out for the giraffe herd trying to cross your path and try not to be distracted by the magnificent Kilimanjaro, but other than that, it's just an ordinary bike ride. Oh.., you will also be riding for a cause.
The leader of this trip is based in the Illinois area but regardless of where you are, you can form a team and go together. The details are not yet finalized but if you want to go for the bike ride in December 2016, email email@example.com 2. Health Practitioners: Our friend Maureen Valley is thinking of taking health practitioners including nurses, dentists and any other health officers with her on her 3rd trip to Teule in August. Get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org be connected to Dr. Maureen.
Dr. Maureen in action during her last trip to Teule this past January. She was able to get some of our kids who want to go into the medical and dentistry fields to assist and learn from her
As always, you are more than welcome to come visit on your own but if you are looking to travel with someone, let us know and if we have someone going at the same time, we can put you in contact.
Special Thanks This month, we would like to show our gratitude to two young men whose thoughtfulness has touched us over the last few months. Austin Sadnick of Schaumburg, IL and Nick Hess of Chicago, IL.
Austin Sadnick is a sponsor and friend of Teule. Austin heard that we were looking for connections to churches and he reached out to the mission's committee at his church to see if we could get a grant to build a bathroom for our kids. We received $2500 to help with the construction of a new girls' bathroom.
Nick Hess planned a superbowl party to raise money for Teule. He was able to raise about $1000.
Nick and Austin, thank you for thinking of us! You truly made us feel special.
March Sponsorship Letters If you sponsor a child at Teule, would you please consider writing them a letter? In your letter you can introduce yourself and your family, add pictures, and ask the child questions about themselves.
We are currently not able to send gifts but will let you know if you can send one at Christmas time. We recognize that not all children have sponsors and want to keep it as equal as possible. If you want to buy a gift for your child, we will encourage you to buy one for every child at Teule too.
If you are in the US and Canada, please get the letters to the US office by the 20th of March.
Use the mailing address at the bottom of this newsletter.
If you are in Norway, Japan, Germany or another part of the world, please send an email to email@example.com for more instructions.
Friends of Teule Chicagoland Meeting
Friends of Teule in the Chicago area met for a casual get-together on February 21st. The aim of the meeting was to have one of our board members, Mark Nerud, share about his not so long ago visit to Teule this past January.
Mark did a splendid job unpacking Teule such that his audience could visualize it. He showed pictures and told personal stories and it was truly a great time.
Following the success of this event, we are looking for opportunities to host a Friends of Teule Meeting in your area. Let us know where you are and we can work with you to host one such event.
We would like to thank Mark and Kris Nerud for hosting, and our friends for showing up. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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A snapshot of what we accomplished in 2015
Here is a document of some of our 2015 achievements. We will have a financial audit posted to the website as well. If you have questions, feel free to send an email to us. 2015 accomplishments
Our Mission Rescue, support and reintegrate children into communities and stable families while working with the society at large to eliminate homelessness.
Our Vision See Children in stable homes empowered to lead and uphold Christian values.