For nearly 8 years now, we at Fellowship North have been involved with Kenya Relief, an organization built up from the ground by a man many of us know and love from his days as an Elder here at FN, Steve James. We’ve become very connected with the community of Migori in Southwest Kenya in more ways than we could ever have imagined. We help orphans, widows, and local churches; we support education in the community; we provide clean water; and we’ve sponsored missionaries from our own congregation, most recently, Michael and Sandy Boultinghouse.
We have also taken many different types of mission trips over these years. So, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard much about Kenya Relief in the recent past. This is largely due to the fact that, for various reasons, it has simply not been good timing to take mission trips focused on helping teachers and pastors, which are the kinds of trips we do best. We are confident that things are in place that will open those doors again and Fellowship North folks will be headed back to East Africa soon.
We are excited about many of the things going on in Migori. God has moved in dramatic ways to enable Kenya Relief to build a real hospital on land that has been secured next door to the present clinic. This is a huge project that will provide significantly more for the community than has been possible until now. God is good! This also means, however, that the present focus of Kenya Relief is on medical things which is keeping us on the sidelines for the time being. For those of you who are steadily sponsoring children in the orphanage, we want to say thank you! Let’s all keep Kenya in our prayers and watch as His plans unfold.