Kenya has a serious problem with HIV/AIDS and malaria. The
high death rate from disease is complicated by the fact that polygamy is still
practiced on a large scale. This means that the death of one man can leave
numerous widows with children. If the death was from AIDS, the wife is usually
infected and the children are on their way to being orphans.
These churches are standing against traditional culture and
practices that go against God's Word. They are serious in their commitment
to the Lord and His work. Many of their older people are already caught in
polygamous marriages or are affected by their own illness or that of family
members. The hope for the future lies in the youth. We met teachable
men and women who are seeking God. They heard the truth of biblical
equality and will pass what they have learned on to others. God lit a fire
in this small part of Kenya. We pray it will spread throughout the
The desire for private church schools is fostered by the
poor state of public education. Government -maintained schools are
understaffed due to a hiring freeze designed to keep costs down.
Individual teachers have between 80 and 100 students. The needs of
children with social problems such as orphans can only be ignored in such
overcrowded classrooms. With the increasing number of orphans, the need to
find a way to move these children toward happy and productive lives is critical.
Western Union appears to be the
least expensive way to send cash donations. $200 and under is $8.50 over
$200 is a flat rate of $10.00. (These figures are from Texas and may
not be true elsewhere)
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Those associated with Kitale's Covenant City Church - Preach Christ
Covenant Women's Fellowship Project - for
HIV/AIDS widows and orphans and financial empowerment of women.
Contact Albert and Christine Onyango
Missionary to the Sudan, Judith Engesha
Contact Judith Engesha
Beyond Limitation - Christian rap group who
have made a CD
Those associated with Mustard Seed Evangelical Ministries in the Bungoma area
Watoya Mustard Seed Project - Contact Fred and Sarah Barasa
The Love of Christ Children’s Center and School -
Contact Bishop Frederic Mulei
Those associated with Webuye
Motherland School Webuye- school founded by
John and Sylvia Khaemba and supported by our host and hostess Wambeye and
Gospel of the Kingdom Ministires Children's Home
Brother Julius Mbayachi brought busloads to meetings in both Kitale and
Webuye but the ministry to orphans is located closer to Webuye.
For all areas:
Support for Pastors and Leaders - Their
needs are great!