Connie Ruth Christiansen
Author Speaker Teacher Mentor
African Child Outreach is a non-profit organization, founded by good friends Connie and Terri, after their trip to Kitalie, Kenya, Africa, where they met and worked with several pastors and more than 200 beautiful orphaned children; and where they witnessed firsthand the heart-wrenching sight of too many abandoned children, who are living alone, on the dangerous poverty stricken streets.
There are more than 30 million homeless street children in Africa! More than 250,000 in Kenya! These children seem destined to a life of hopelessness, except for the compassionate hearts of men and women who are making a difference.
The purpose of African Child Outreach is to raise funds to aid these wonderful people who are bringing hope to the hopeless by offering shelter, food, clothing and education to the precious children of two orphanages: Blessings Hope Center and Royal Kids Orphans.
African Child Outreach
Connie and Terri
Connie traveled to Africa in 2015, to speak at a conference, which was held at Blessings Hope Center in Kenya.
It was during this conference that Connie met and fell in love with the many children represented on this site; and where she encountered the heartbreaking plight of the many more children on the streets of Kenya who are desperate for someone to help them.
And she was determined to find a way to help the compassionate pastors who would willingly take more children in; if only there was more money, if only there was more food.
Invite Connie to come tell your group more about African Child Outreach,
Terri Fletcher, MS, Ed.,S. is a retired school counselor who spent more than 35 years working with children of the U.S. public school system.s She traveled with Connie to Africa in 2015.
In preparation, Terri worked tirelessly to motivate and organize funds, to buy new clothing and school supplies for the orphans of Blessings Hope Center; and to enhance their small medical clinic.
After returning home to the U.S., Terri determined to somehow find a way to continue providing for the desperate needs of the many children that are now a part of her heart.
Connie and Terri invite you to be a part of their wonderful, ongoing effort;
Join hands with African Child Outreach today!
Your donation will make a difference!
Bringing Hope to Abandoned Children;
Providing Shelter, Food, Education
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ACO News Reports
December 24, 2019
Due to the heavy rains, new government regulations, and other factors, Blessings Hope's orphan dormitories have been condemned, demolished and are being rebuilt.
This is a very costly effort ($30,000 USD) for a group of people who struggle daily to feed approximately 300 children.
Thankfully the school is still standing and operational. But the children have been temporarily separated and housed elsewhere.
As of today, there is still a need of $20,000 to finish this huge project. Pastor Samuel sends his heartfelt thanks to anyone who is willing to join him by giving.
November 24, 2019
We are happy to report that Pastor Samuel is Safe!
Samuel is pastor of Blessings Hope Orphanage. He also travels often to aid the impoverished people of Pokot. I heard from him today - He is Safe!
He asks for our prayers, and tells me that dangerous rains and flooding are throughout all of Kenya.
Please consider giving so we can continue to help
Kenya landslides: At least 36 killed as homes swept away amid torrential rain
March 28, 2019
A New Well Has Been Found!
Thank you for your donations!
A new well has been found! Pastor Samuel says thank you! and that the children are so excited and grateful They send their love to all who gave to make a difference!
Children of Blessings Hope Orphanage stand in line to get a long awaited drink from the new well!
February 15, 2019
Your Donations Feeding The Children 2017:
Children of Blessings Hope Center 2016
Children of Royal Kids Orphanage 2016
Your Donations Made a Christmas Dinner Difference for
Many Grateful Hungry People
Blessings Hope Children Enjoying a Group Sing-A-Long
With Connie. 2015:
Your Donations Provided Track Suits for
Blessings Hope Orphanage 2015
They were so excited!