KENYA DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER REPORTS
LIFE CHANGING STORY – JACKSON LETUNKA
Jackson is a young Maasai man, who gave his life to Christ at a young age. He decided to leave the cultural practices of the Maasai and join the Church. He worships with Zion Baptist Church Mailitisa. He is very active and assists in youth programs, evangelism, leading in church Sunday service program and always present for all church activities. It is through this active leadership role, that Rev. Okongo, president of Unite 4 Africa noticed him among the youth and decided to mentor him for more leadership role and empower him so he can serve more. U4A supported Jackson with a motorbike on March 1st, 2019. Jackson became more active in coming to Church early, fetching water to clean the Church for a whole year in 2019.
Jackson used the motorbike as Taxi to pick and drop clients for business. He was able to raise capital to buy cow milk from the Maasai villages and sell to town dwellers at higher price. Through the milk business, Jackson was able to buy 30 goats each at Ksh.4000 ($40) and one cow at Ksh.35000 ($350). Jackson is now taking care of his mother and contributes to church ministry. He is thankful to God and Unite 4 Africa for empowering him.
Fig. 1 Jackson delivering milk to customers at Mailitisa using his motorbike
Fig. 2 Jackson, using the motorbike to carry home a sheep he bought
SUPPORTING WIDOWS – MAILTISA
Covid-19 has hit everybody hard and many are suffering. The local Maasai widows many times depend on well-wishers to help support with food and helping for school fee for their Children. During the month of November, widows at Zion Baptist Church Mailtisa, through Rev Rianto of Unite 4 Africa, received foodstuffs that will last for a month. Unite 4 Africa has been supporting the vulnerable Orphans and widows in many communities as this is the ministry to reach those who are neglected and undeserved.
Fig.3,4 Widows receiving food at Rev. Rianto home. Over 30 widows benefited with the food
• Please pray for Kenya, as schools close for Christmas and children in boarding schools travel back home
• Pray for the rains as draught looms and maasai are starting to move in search of pasture for their animals
• Pray for local pastors as they continue to minister in Churches despite the hard times