New Youth Center Planned at Shepherd Hood Ministries

  It is still a dream but now there are Angels in the architecture for this Youth Center in Mwingi Kenya. Pastor Simon Muvengei and Orchid are committed to get the funding necessary to build a facility like the one pictured and deliver a much needed brick and mortar sanctuary for the youth of this [...]


Want to Sleep Better?

  As a kid when I had trouble sleeping my mother taught me to count sheep. Count sheep I thought….why would I do that? So I tried it and fell asleep. When I got older my wife told me I should think of something soothing. A place or a memory that that could take my [...]


Shepherd Hood Ministry Goats for School 2017

Shepherd Hood Ministry continues to invest in youth education and outreach and youth ministry programs. Since 2013 Orchid has been providing goats to young children saving for high school costs. 2017 will be another year we build on that promise and with your help we can sponsor many new young minds through education. Each child is given [...]

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That Really Got my Goat! (An Updated Message for 2014)

  When we hear the phrase ‘that really gets my goat” we typically think of something that upsets us. It’s a term most often used to describe a negative event or action that raised the hairs on the back of our neck. Not so at Orchids mission in the desert region of Kenya just south [...]

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Awareness in Africa

  I recently returned from a 2-week trip to Gabon, Africa in partnership with a church from New York and one from Paris, France.  Our team of 17 was able to develop relationships and bring much-needed help and support.  We spent one week in the capital city of Libreville, helping build a new home for [...]

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What do you Need in 2014?

  “That fierce imprisonment in the self is but the obverse of the self-giving which is absolute reality.” C.S. Lewis After returning to the U.S in May of 2013 I struggled almost every day as I attempted to replace Want with Need. No matter how often I tried to embrace a life of only need [...]