Thanks to all of you who have continued to pray for my work in Kenya and also thanks to those who have donated as well– this is really appreciated – this information is just to update you on what’s happening at the moment!
I shall be going back to Kenya from the 7th-26th July to work with Tom and the Africa Inland Churches in the Nyanza District – I have my ticket!! Tom and his Environment team have put together a really busy programme which involves a mixture of training and environment projects – including toilets!! The training is for Bible College students and also pastors and other Church leaders. You can see that I am also going to schools and training Geography and other subject teachers as well!
Quite a few people have come and asked me, ‘are you still going to Kenya?’ after reading about the evacuation of British Tourists a few weeks ago and some of the troubles in Nairobi. Thanks for your concern – and of course prayer is needed for these situations. But yes – I am going back. The west of Kenya is safer for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is strongly Christian area and there are fewer tensions with Islamic fundamentalists, and secondly, it is as far as you can get from the trouble spots which are in the east and along the border with Somalia. But do please keep on praying for Kenya generally! Do please pray for my personal safety as well.
Much of my travel will be in small minibuses and on the back of motorbikes. There is no other way of getting from A to B to be honest.
Tom and his family have all had malaria over the last few months. They are fine now, but the disease does kill a lot of people each year. I take decent anti-malarial tablets each day, spray myself and make sure I sleep under a mosquito net so I do all I can! But pray for me and the local people as well – who can’t afford the tablets I take. There is more information on the poster about malaria and health issues.
So far we have raised around £1000 for the Toilets for Kenya Project – this is great and we shall be able to build around 3 toilet units for this. A HUGE THANK YOU to all who have given but it would be great to have more! Our target this year is for Ten toilet units!
If you are interested in giving then it would be great to have donations before the end of 4th July – I don’t want to be pushy – and asking for money when there are so many other needs doesn’t come easily, but from a practical perspective I can then take the money with me to Kenya and we can get going on the Toilet projects immediately!
Does anyone have a spare lap top computer I could take to Kenya ?
Perhaps someone is about to buy a new one and has one going spare as it were – or you know someone buying a new computer and looking for a home for an old one? Tom doesn’t have a computer in his office so has to share one with the other five members of the leadership team! To send emails he has to go to an internet café. A lap top he could take home with him and on the road when travelling would be wonderful.
This is the programme that Tom has sent me.
TRAINING BY DR JAMES HINDSON FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND BIBLE COLLEGE STUDENTS 7TH -26TH JULY 2014 IN WESTERN KENYA
Date Activity Time
7th July Arrival 7pm
8th Meet Team/Briefings 10- 1pm, 2:00 -4pm
9th Ahero Bible College 9am to 4pm
10th Ahero Bible College ‘’
11th Ahero Bible College ,,
12th VISIT TO equator
13th Church Service at Nyakakana 10am – 1pm
14th Central Lake Region Training( Pala) 10-1p
15th Central Lake Region Training ( Rae Dcc) 10- 1pm
16th Nyakach Region – Masana and Planting Trees 10- 1pm
17th Midweek Fellowship at West Kobura 10- 5pm
18th Nyakakana Pr/Nyakakana Sec/Miguye Pri 8 - 4pm
19th Tree Planting at Oroba and Trainning Echo Team 10 – 4pm
20th Sunday Service at Yawo and Mbega 9-12:30 pm
21st Workshop for Geography Teachers, 9 – 1pm
22nd Meeting at the Bishops office with Health and Env- Cords
23rd Sanitation /Kabonyo /Nyakakana
24th Sanitation/Oyola/ Obumba/ Ogenya Local Church
25th Meeting at Bishops office Evaluation/
The Timetable accommodates Tea break/Lunches/Question and More.