EMPOWERING PASTORS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Many Churches in Kenya and other places of worship through out the world, experience lock-down as result of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. This affected church activities and pastoral ministry of many pastors greatly. In response to this lock-down, many pastors are starting to explore other ways to care for their family alternative ways of survival. It is because of this that U4A and other partners came together to empower the local pastors and encourage them to consciously teach the church members to be able to stand, even without a pastor. Local pastors need prayers to be able to feed their families and minister to the church.
Fig. 1 empowering the local pastors and encouraging them during Covid-19 pandemic
EARLY MARRIAGE AND FGM
When Covid-19 pandemic spread in all the countries of the world, it affected mostly young school going girls among the local Maasai community. Many teenage girls in the villages have been circumcised and given away to be married by older men and denying them education and a good future. Unite 4 Africa with its partner churches organized meetings with teenage girls and women, to empower the girls and talk to women to support girl’s education. We also had a meeting with men, to encourage them to recognize the value of a girl.
Fig. 2, 3 Nominate member of Kajiado county assembly with Rev. Moses Rianto talking to teenage girls
MEN AND WOMEN
Reaching out to older men and women, who are the fathers and mothers and make them understand the value of girl’s education and bad effects of FGM. After processing with them more on the girl health and hygiene, many came out, many agreed to support, even to help in distribution of sanitary pads to girls. Please pray as there is need to reach many villages.
Fig. 4, 5 empowerment of both men and women
- Please pray for local pastors
- Please pray for the teenage girls facing challenges of being sold off in early marriage
- Please pray for God to give us a solution on Covid-19 pandemic
Mission Outreach Director