African Child Outreach

Bringing Hope to Abandoned Children;

Providing Shelter, Food, Education

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African Child Outreach is a non-profit organization, founded by good friends Speaker Connie Ruth Christiansen and Terri Fletcher, 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.


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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!

Royal Kids Orphanage, Kitalie, Kenya
Royal Kids Orphanage, Kitalie, Kenya

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Royal Kids Orphanage, Kitalie,Kenya
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Blessings Hope Orphanage, Kenya
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Royal Kids Orphanage, Kitalie, Kenya
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ACO News Reports

Your Donations Making a Difference

Our Dear Friend, the Amazing  Samuel Wafula (Pastor of the Orphanage sponsored by African Child Outreach)   is being interviewed live on YouTube, by Marnie Swedberg. 

















Pastor Sammy Wafula has adopted 700+ children from the streets of Kenya - with virtually no consistent external financial support.  Can you imagine?!

You are invited to join us for a 2-hour, interactive, live video interview on Thursday at If you won't be able to attend, feel free to enter your questions early!

CLICK HERE to Help Support Sammy's Mission:


December 1, 2020 - Thank you for giving! We reached our goal of $500, and Blessings Hope electricity was turned back on! (see Nov 15 post for details!

Please consider giving monthly! The need for food, clothing, and education for $450 children is never-ending.

November 15, 2020

URGENT NEED for $500

Blessings Hope Center has been without electricity for five days!

Added expenses to keep the school up to code for COVID-19 has forced Pastor Sam has made the difficult choice to use funds designated for housing utilities to comply with local regulations. Without compliance the school would be forced to close.

So the school remains open but housing electricity has been turned off.

Please consider giving! Even if it is just a few dollars! No amount is too small. When we put it all the small donations together we can make a difference!

October 2020

Thank you for helping Praise and Doricus! The sisters are thriving in their new home, where they feel safe and love. Your donations made a difference!

See the July 18 entry for the full story about these dear sisters

This GOAL REACHED - Thank You!
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July 18, 2019

Medical Emergency - $600 Needed

Sisters Praise (5yo), and Doricus (13yo) need our help!


They were rescued this morning, after their stepmother tried to kill them with poison, and then she burned them with hot cooking oil.


Thankfully, Pastor Sam and the Blessings Hope Center team stepped and to rescue the girls - they are now safe at Blessings Hope Center


Click on the "Medical Emergency" link below, to learn more or to donate.

Even just a few dollars helps! Let's work together to make life better for these two beautiful children

This GOAL REACHED - Thank You!

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

December 2016

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Blessings Hope Children Enjoying a Group Sing-A-Long
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Your Donations Provided Track Suits for

Blessings Hope Orphanage 2015

They were so excited!

February 15, 2019


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!

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April, 2019

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May 18, 2020

African Child Outreach

is expanding our efforts to help these precious children

by joining hands with

Blessings Hope Mission )  

in cooperation with FGC and Marnie Swedberg

It is our hope that this team effort will result in

more funds for the children;

Your donations will still be delegated to the same children that African Child Outreach has been supporting since January, 2016.

You will see a change when you press the "donate" button. 

Up until now, when you pressed the "Donate" button,

you were taken to our PayPal page

Starting today,

when you press our "Donate" button, you will be taken to

Blessing Hope Mission

donation page

Your donations will continue to provide 

food, education, medical care and shelter

for children of Blessings Hope Center, and

for children still living on the dangerous streets of Kenya.

Thank you for continuing to give!

If you have any questions or concerns,

please feel free to contact Connie.

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or email her at

April, 2020 
In spite of the corona virus threat, Pastor Samuel and his dedicated team continue to work tirelessly to rebuild Blessings Hope Orphanage after the floods, and to feed not only 300 rescued children but also the overwhelming number of men, women, and children still living on the dangerous streets of Kitalie, Kenya
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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.   

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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
This GOAL REACHED - Thank You!