Michael and Sandy Boultinghouse have Been involved with KR since 2007 and lived here a total of 4 of
the past 11 years. During that time they have:
-worked with and transitioned 4 different pairs of missionaries to help manage BHOG and host Teams.
-overseen the building of the first permanent missionary home on campus, “The Boultinghouse” and have now built a 2nd home in Kenya, “Harvest House” on the farm side of the road
-worked on projects such as the girls and boys latrines, water towers, front perimeter wall for the orphanage and various other projects on campus
-secured energy saving jikos ( wood stoves)
-served as an integral part of staffing and opening Kenya Relief Academy
-worked with and structured the Children’s Program and involved in developing the foundations of the social department
-helped further the vision for helping PLWD (People Living with Disabilities) in Migori county by distribution of hundreds of mobility carts and establishing support for Special needs schools
The Boultinghouses are reviving the farm and this past year have planted, cultivated and harvested crops that help feed the children from the orphanage and the school. They have also structured and supervised the children working in the farm.
Michael can be described as a jack of all trades having worked in the past as a carpenter, brick mason, restaurant owner and manager as well as a farm & construction equipment salesman. Sandy served as a chemistry teacher and track/cross country coach for 37 years. Over the years, she taught in public schools, a private Catholic school and a school for the deaf.
Michael and Sandy have been married for 42 years and in 2002 built a 384 sq ft house on on their 35 acre farm. This allowed them the freedom to be involved in KenyaRelief.org. They raise sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits, turkeys, and quail. They also have a large garden and grow most of their own food back in the states.
They have a son and a daughter, both happily married and one grandson, with one on the way as of this update.
They say the best part of their journey has been living with and knowing the beauty of the Kenyan people. Michael & Sandy are headed back to the states this month but truly live out our motto everyday of “leaving a legacy of hope”.