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What We're Doing
I'll give you those links after these bullet points, which will be quick and easy for you to read.
The aid we provide in Nakuru is holistic. We are in conversation and cooperation with other ministries, ensuring that the help we provide is self-sustaining. These projects are capable of growing from African to African, thus relieving hunger and sickness on a large and growing scale, despite our small resources.
How This Ministry Started
We didn't start a church in Nakuru, Kenya. Here's what happened:
- We met an African driver on a mission trip. He told us of his vision to see African Christians really coming together as family, sharing resources, and taking care of one another.
- We encouraged him.
- Three months later, he emailed us to tell us he had over 60 people meeting together in a soccer field, preaching the Gospel door to door, and taking care of the poor.
- We went to visit him, and we saw the incredible need of the
slum in Nakuru.
- Orphans roam the streets, begging for food, often with open sores. In the slums there's not much to beg from.
- AIDS is rampant in Kenya. There are 1.2 million people with AIDS (about 1 in every 30 persons). AIDS widows and their children can die of starvation or sickness in the slums.
- Mosquitoes carry Malaria and Typhoid. In the slums, people rarely have beds, much less mosquito nets to protect them at night.
- Sanitation is awful, as you might imagine.
- We began looking for ways to help them.
Things We've Done Already
Again, we are focused, with the help of other ministries, on providing help that is self-sustaining.
- We've provided money for widows to open their own small grocery shops (something just larger than a cart, really), a brother to buy a "boda boda" (a bicycle with a padded back seat used as a taxi). This sort of help only needs to be given once, making them self-sufficient and restoring their dignity.
- We regularly provide medical expenses. Typhoid and malaria are rampant, and in the slums treatment is simply unaffordable. We've also provided mosquito nets to help prevent these diseases.
- We've paid for children to go to school. School costs money in Kenya, and those who can't purchase the uniforms and books can't send their children to school.
- We've provided a new water pump for a well, and numerous other similar needs.
- We bought an electric piano that is used for giving music and voice lessons, another source of income for our brothers and sisters there.
- We purchased a van that is being used for giving tours.
- We have a food bank that delivers rice and beans to the most poverty-stricken people we've met. We spend about $250/month on that right now to provide beans and rice to 55 people.
- We're supporting a total of about 76 orphans in Myanmar and India through other Christian ministries. (It's about 76 because there is one small orphanage and 5 homes that can vary in the number of children slightly.)
Needed Areas of Expansion
- One of our nurses is starting a health clinic. We've raised some funds already with a walk-a-thon here in Tennessee.
- We'd like to buy land to accomodate our ministry outreach facility. It would come with the potential to build on the land and there is access to electricity, running water, and a major new road being built. out back). We would this land to start ministry out reaches and businesses for the people of that area in Nakuru and other nearby.
- We would like to rent or buy homes there where carefully-selected Christian couples will take in orphans to be raised as their own
- We would like to partner with a ministry that provides animals for milk and work (cattle, sheep, goats). Our role will be to buy the animals, then train the recipients.
Eacht year our team in Kenya goes out into the streets of Nakuru to find those that God would have us minister to. Each of our team members blog almost weekly so we can stay up with what is going on.
If you would like to read those blogs click below:
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