Category Archives: Poverty

May/June Newsletter



When we finished the building of Florence Bengo’s house 13th April 2013, we took a brief tour in the village; we did not know that God was leading us to help another widow who urgently needs help!

God led us to this widow called Rachael Nabiry who is blind of 86 years, she is staying with two of her daughters children who died of AIDS and they are the ones who are now taking care of her which has made these children not to get a chance of going to school. The whole house needs to be renovated, the roof links when it rains which causes them not sleep some times when it rains at night. We need your support to help Rachael and we can do it with your support.

Name: Rachael Nabiry
Age: 86
Occupation: none
Health Status: Blindness and advanced age

Rachael Nabiry, Age 86 and blind

Rachael Nabiry and the grandchildren she cares for











Rachael Nabiry, Age 86 and blind


This is the picture of her full house which she sleeps in with those two kids. The iron sheets of the roof are all very old and they leak when it rains. The whole roof needs to be removed and then replace a new one and that is what we need to do for her – if you can help us to do it.

House that needs a new roof.

House that needs a new roof.

Rachel's bed on the floor

Rachel’s bed on the floor








Rachael and the kids sleep down on the floor, as you can see her old mattress in the photo! She really needs your support and we are requesting that you give what you can for this widow and the children.

We sat as a committee and made a budget for renovating Rachael’s house as shown below and you can pick to buy an item of your choice,

Iron sheets 12 $ 300
pools 20 $ 65
Door and window 1 each $ 57
Nails 3 kg $ 20
Builders (2) $ 60
Transport $ 35
TOTAL $ 537

Thank you so much for helping us to help others.

God bless you.

David Oteko


All Must Be for Jesus

You can sell everything you own, move yourself/your entire family across the world, start an organization that helps thousands and thousands of people, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, have everyone and their grandmother support you and all the church/business/internet peeps telling everyone they know about your organization but if Jesus isn’t in it, you have done nothing. The work we do HAS to be an overflow of our faith. It can’t be done so this one says, “Look what these people gave up to go help the poor.” You can do NOTHING without Christ. When you chase after recognition for yourself from the world, you stop making a difference in His kingdom. It’s not about us. We’re only here for Him. We’re. Only. Breathing. Because. He. Allows. It. If you’re not leading people to Jesus with what you’re doing, what you’re doing is worthless.

Lord, stir our hearts to serve You when we’re tired. Humble our hearts so that we put ourselves on the altar for You to use. Not just the parts of ourselves that are left over from the rest of the business of this world, but all of us. Create in us a firestorm for Your glory. Help us not to constantly long to do Your will but to align our lives with the will You already have for us. We. Are. Ready.

Why do we do what we do? The Love of God compels us…

Matthew 25:31-46
King James Version (KJV)
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Photo of Children cooking over a fire

Growing up under hardship…

This young boy prepares food for his siblings since his mother went to the bush to collect firewood. Such children grow up in a very difficult situations since their parents can not afford to meet all their basic needs and we Christians should not just look and say “How sad!”, we must help those who are in need.