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Along green foothills of rocky
prominences surrounding Kisumu town lies Kajulu Kadero – a rural village of
about 2,000 Luo; they spread across small sugar cane fields, mud huts and few concrete
The main road rides like a washed out creek slightly smoothed by
picis (motorbikes) carrying passengers along its dusty banks. We bump along,
watching Kenya’s daily toil. An old
mama’s head, burdened heavy with fresh avocados selling at 5 bob each (6
Cautious children stare; their shy smiles coaxed.
During the heat of the
day stoic men, aged before their time, gather under the ancient Jacaranda’s
shade to rest from the endless grind of surviving. It seems the youth are gone – searching for
pleasure in wrong places and finding a contagious death. Widowed grandmas inherit small children and a
cycle of destitution continues.
Clean water is scarce and fuel to purify dirty
water is costly. Witchcraft and spiritualism are both feared and appeased to garnish some fake blessing. But
inside all this heartache we see hope - Jesus longing to reveal His love, His
healing, His restoration in relationships of opportunity that creates a vibrant
Kajulu that shines God’s glory.
Kajulu is where we’ll bring
the next DIGGS training. 12 widowed mamas have been identified and welcomed us
to join them in serving their community. Our Kenyan team of 5 will start training
next Saturday, introducing Jesus Christ and a biblical plan for
development. Thanks to a special
donation, we’ve been able to bring piped water to this village and a Christian family
has started to make bricks and built a fishpond.
The team will teach sanitation and construct biosand
water filters with evangelism outreach. We’ll
also facilitate regular discipleship and skills training – sewing, weaving, and
kitchen gardening. We’ll use things considered trash to fabricate irrigation
systems, useful vessels and intricate jewelry – each skill taught with the
lessons from scripture about living fruitful, beautiful lives of surrender to
Jesus. The goal is to participate with the Lord and see Him design His destiny
of freedom in the lives of those oppressed.
Although we trust God that
where He leads He provides, but many have asked how they can help so here it
Our most pressing need is for Luo Bibles which we can
purchase at Kisumu Bible Society for $5.00 each.
We also need financial donations for materials, supplies and
·If you’d like to help with a donation please use our
paypal account on tiltingbalance.blogspot.com
or send a check to AmongtheLeast with a sticky note for Kajulu Project, Kenya. PO Box 3543
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Our prayer requests are for
salvation, healthy discipleship, unity, wisdom, discernment and generous
humility to usher in all the Lord desires.
Asante sana for all your prayers, support and encouragement.