God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
As the number of Corona virus cases increase in Kenya we are being encouraged to stay home more and observe the necessary measures the government has put into place. With these changes we are all facing, we’ve had to adapt some of the ways we do our ministry. We are believing in prayer the Lord is directing us in these decisions and trusting His will to be done. Therefore, we wanted to notify you of our current circumstances - ministry continues and the Lord is at work!
We’ve had to stop our outreach center group gathering, but our staff continue individual follow ups with the clients at their homes and businesses. This is an especially tricky time for people living in slums where it isn’t really possible to social distance and many don’t have access to proper sanitation. But we are thankful and delighted to share with you that the clients are healthy and making good choices to avoid relapse. There are six clients we recently helped start small businesses, and they are all doing well and continuing to sell fruit, tea and food during this time. We would like to do more for all our clients during this season like maybe providing food packages for them so please consider giving to the adult ministry on our Uzima page.
As for the children, all schools are closed so the younger kids are safely at Uzima Home daily while the loving staff continue to invest in them in every way. Unfortunately, the schools do not provide home school materials, but we do our best to improvise and provide our own work. The high schoolers have been sent home, as they are at the stage of their life where we intentionally focus on reintegrating them into the family unit to transition well back into society.
Globally as we all face the challenge of the pandemic together, let us all agree to unite in prayer, believing that God is at work turning many to His saving grace. We kindly ask during this season, if the Lord leads you to also remember Uzima Outreach in your giving. There has been a locust invasion that started in Saudi Arabia and moved to East Africa earlier this year. Predictions have been made that it will get worse as our rainy season progresses till the end of June. The experts predict this will be the worst invasion that Kenya has seen in many decades, and the UN is having a problem providing the repellent needed because of the closed borders due to the Corona virus. Our desire and plan is to stock up on supplies months in advance so we are prepared to provide for the children at the home especially, please remember us in your giving.