Greg Holbrook first knew what his specific mission would be in 2010, but he had visited Kenya many times before. He met many widows and orphans during his trips, and said God gave him the vision to buy property and build a home for them.
The Miracle Power Center in Kenya is a home for widows and orphans, where residents have the opportunity to go to school and learn a trade.
“When God gave me the vision, he said to not just set up a soup kitchen and give a hand out. He said to teach them trades and give them the power to help themselves,” Holbrook said.
The Miracle Power Center currently houses 18 children and five widows.
Through the work of Miracle Power with the help of the Church Missions Network, the property is home to a garden, chicken coop, tilapia pond, carpentry shop and many other things that allow the people there to have independence.
In 2015, Miracle Power was able to purchase a tractor.
“That must have been the biggest party ever seen out there when we got that tractor,” Holbrook said. “Out there in Kenya it’s mainly survival. Something like that really means a lot.”
On Nov. 18, Miracle Power will hold its annual dinner and silent auction to raise money for the mission. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Immanuel Baptist Church Life Center, 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 4-12 years old, and children 3 and younger will be admitted free. Contact Greg or Kim Holbrook for more details or to donate silent auction items at 615-948-5347 or 615-308-2169.
The organization also collects scrap metal throughout the year at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Anyone not able to attend the dinner can support the mission by contacting Holbrook.