Great Commission Church of God
OUR MISSION IN KENYA
From our beginning in the fall of 2000, our work has changed dramatically. We once oversaw a small, local congregation in the United States. Now we serve a small group of believers in the heart of Africa. Our mission is located in rural Kenya, about 50 miles NW of Nairobi, on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya. To find out more about this remote group of God's people, click on the link below.
"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
It's been said, "When America sneezes, the world catches a cold." So what happens to the world when America has pneumonia? The media report an endless stream of bad news. Banks and businesses are failing. Unemployment is high and rising. The stock market is in shambles. Everyone wants a bail-out from the government - but that government is us: "We, the People". We all know deep down who's really going to pay for it all.
At times like these it's easy to become self-centered, to forget about others. Many are looking for ways to cut expenses and make their money stretch. Americans are the most charitable people on earth, but when times are hard, human nature takes over and it's "look out for number one." The world suffers when America gets sick.
and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,"
I'm not going to mince words - the brethren in Kenya are dying. Years of drought have taken their toll, and the recent influx of tens of thousands of Somali refugees has made things worse. Add to this corruption and a lack of planning on the part of the Kenyan government, and you have a recipe for a major disaster.
The brethren in Kenya are existing on tea and porridge. Some will boil a mango and drink the "soup" as their only source of nurishment. We have only recently been made aware of the serious nature of this latest famine. Kenya has suffered from drought-induced famine for years, but recent political unrest has made a bad situation worse.
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?
The need is real. You can Google "Kenya famine" and read many articles about the situation over there. I'm not going to put pictures of starving children on this page. They don't need that. They need food and clothing. They need medical attention. They need you.
If you are moved by what you've read, please do whatever you can to help. Your donation would be greatly appreciated and put to good use. Every penny will be sent directly to them. If each of you were able to donate even $5 or $10, we could easily afford to supply most of their needs. Won’t you please help?
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Many thanks in advance for your prayers and your support. May God bless you.