Amy Roberts and friends sold delicious egg rolls and noodles at the Westville Loyalty Day celebration. The food fundraiser was for a project she has become passionate about.
After the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Africa, Roberts never imagined what a blessing it would become.
A member of Westville Impact Church she is also now the founder of the Impact Children's Home of Love, an African Orphanage.
“I was blessed to go on a mission trip to Eldoret, Kenya, Africa, in the spring of 2017 following my divine healing from God in 2016,” said Roberts.
She had battled a disabling and incurable nerve disorder for almost five years.
“God completely healed me, delivered me, and set me free,” Roberts said.
Months after her trip she was still considering the experience.
“God deeply impressed upon my heart and sent confirmation through my brother that we are to build an orphanage there in Eldoret where I had visited,” said Roberts.
And the work began.
“Stepping out in faith, my family and I declared it and started the orphanage project in the fall of 2017. Our church, Westville Impact Church, then partnered with Julius and Mebble Atsango, who are ministers for our Lord Jesus Christ and overseer the Capstone Preparatory School in Eldoret, Kenya,” she said.
As fundraisers, they started having Egg Roll Sunday the first Sunday of each month.
“And we held our first Live Nativity at our family farm in the winter of 2017 through our church,” she said.
With the help of countless volunteers and donations, they have raised funds, so far, to purchase land, fencing, drill a well, all the legalities, and COVID relief.
“There is still much work and money to raise so we can raise the roof and build a safe and sanitary home to house at least 40 orphans,” she said.
There are already 25 or more orphans awaiting the completion of this project.
“These children who are waiting have no home, no families, no government assistance, and no escape from their environment (physical, mental, and spiritual abuses). Times have gotten considerably worse during this worldwide pandemic but God's work continues as we strive to complete this project,” said Roberts.
Anyone can donate to this cause by going to the Westville Impact Church website, click On Line Giving from the drop down menu, and put donation under Impact Children's Home of Love or mail it to Westville Impact Church at 176 N Collyge St., Westville, OK 74965 specifying the donation is for the Impact Children's Home of Love. “Follow our page, Impact Children's Home of Love, on Facebook for upcoming fundraisers, events, and updates. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly,” Roberts said.
She hopes to return to visit as the orphanage is completed.