Kenya Updates – April 2023
SANITARY PADS AT ENGABOLI PRIMARY SCHOOL – MAILTISA
Girls in Maasai community face many challenges as they grow up. The school going girls face the challenge of an illiterate parent, ignorant of basic girl’s needs. Maasai school going girls face the challenge of FGM, early marriage, education and the need for sanitary pads. Unite 4 Africa, being among the many organizations that empower women and young girls to transform their lives, comes in to help keep the young girls at school by the provision of dignity pads. This has help to enhance the confidence of girls to attend school. In the month of March, the Unite 4 Africa team, being led by Dr. Okongo and Rev. Shyla, helped to supply 600 dignity pads at Engaboli primary School.
Fig 1. Dr. Okongo, as a father, helping the U4A women give dignity pads at Engaboli primary
Fig. 2, 3 Rev. Shyla with the U4A team of women giving sanitary pads
MOTORBIKES FOR PASTORS – OLOILELAI
Pastors in the rural areas of Maasai land travel long distances on foot to minister in the Churches that they minister to. This is a sacrifice on their part to serve God and help to plant many churches and reach many souls for Christ. Unite 4 Africa comes in to walk alongside the local Church to support pastors and local leaders and empower them with motorbikes. This has helped the pastors and their families as motorbikes can also be used as taxi’s, creating self-sustaining support, when they are not at church. This helps to bring income to the family.
Fig 4,5 Dr. Okongo and Rev. Shyla pray for the pastors who received the new motorbikes
BE DOERS OF THE WORD AND NOT JUST HEARERS – MURANGA BAPTISM
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us. (Acts 16:15 (KJV)
One lady has been a Sunday school teacher for many years but never been baptized. She traveled for over a hundred kilometers to be baptized together with her two daughters. She testified that she had considered baptism by immersion for a long while but kept postponing it. She got deeply convicted by the Holy Spirit as she taught children on water baptism. She decided to practice what she was teaching. It was great joy to see the three get baptized on the same day. The obedience of one led to obedience of two more.
Fig 6,7. Rev. Maina leading the baptism at the pool
MEN CONFERENCE – ZION BAPTIST CHURCH – MAILTISA
In many communities in Kenya, men do not attend church. This has led to only women and children being many in churches. Zion Church with the U4A leadership started intentional evangelism targeting men, and especially those affected by the effects of alcohol. This led to many men accepting Christ and are converted. We began an intentional program to train men. The first Men’s Conference was held in the month of March, with Dr. Okongo leading the men’s training. Many have been transformed by the teachings and we look forward to more Men’s Conferences in the future to help in their spiritual growth.
Fig 8,9,10. Part of the Men’s Conference at Zion Church
• Please thank God for the rains in most parts of Kenya.
• Pray for newly planted Churches as they worship under trees while raining.
• Please pray for the upcoming Women’s Conference happening April 25-29, 2023.
BY MOSES RIANTO