Outreach Team, Land Update, and April Analysis of Expenditures
Outreach Team and Drop In Center:
Our team working in, and around Kawangware Slum is actively reaching out with the love of Jesus to those lost in substance abuse. It’s challenging work, but we see fruit in the lives of the people to whom the Lord has called us.
During the last two months we’ve seen an influx of women coming to the Drop In Center for counseling and group therapy sessions. Many of these ladies are motived to change from the lifestyle of drugs, and care for the needs of their children. Just this week, one of them gave her heart to the Lord, and we are rejoicing with her.
Many of the ladies in addiction have limited options for sustaining their habits and providing for their children, so they unfortunately turn to prostitution. To intervene in this situation, we are also offering small life skills trainings at the center. So far, we’ve only had the opportunity to teach some basic cooking skills, but we are pursuing partnering ministries and individuals that can offer more options.
There are noticeable changes in the ladies who attend consistently, and we believe God will continue to reveal His love to them. Please keep these ladies, the gentlemen we also minister to, and our team in your prayers.
We are praying about the possibility of purchasing a 2-acre plot of land from the Catholic Diocese in our county. The current location of the Uzima Children’s Home is a rented facility, and we are a little more than half way through a 2-year lease agreement.
We are praying and hoping to have our own land to assure a more stable future for the children. Secondly, on a larger plot of land that we own, we will have more opportunities for income generating projects that can provide food for the home and even help supplement financial needs.
The total cost for land, stamp duty tax, lawyer/surveyor fees, and initial fencing comes to $64,770. At this point we are around $8,000 from reaching this amount. We kindly ask that you pray about giving to this need. We feel so blessed, and we give all the glory to God.
Pray that God’s will be done regarding the purchase of the land
Pray for continued favor for our outreach team
Pray the children continue to grow in their relationships with the Lord
Pray for wisdom and strength for our leadership