On Sunday, December 12, an electrical fire broke out at Springs of Hope Kenya orphanage, consuming part of the structure and severely damaging the rest. Thankfully, none of the staff nor children were injured in the blaze. The children were temporarily placed in the homes of SOHK staff members, where they remained for the first half of 2021.
Through generous donations from Cypress Meadows Community Church members, friends and family, SOHK was able to begin the rebuilding, restoring and renovating process soon after the new year. Just 7 months later, the orphanage was rededicated by Pastor Douglas Poole, along with Molly Waits, Director of Springs of Hope Kenya orphanage.