World Church TeamMarch 13, 2013
Bondo: The Bondo project continues to develop. Since starting in 2007, we have assisted in the construction of six earth toilets, two deep wells and a small church with a recent classroom addition. The initiation of a Credit Scheme two years ago, from funding provided by us, has resulted in numerous small businesses being developed.
The monthly donations from our members is now being used to assist in feeding 550 children and the recent Gift Scheme we introduced this Christmas has resulted in £110 being forwarded to provide Sunday School literature and £140 to purchase beehives for another business scheme.
We continue to seek contributions towards the feeding programme, as well as sponsorship for individual children. If you feel that you can help, please contact one of the members of the World Church Team led by A Dunbar. The Gift Scheme continues throughout the year and gifts may be “purchased” at any time.
The hopes and dreams of those in Usenge are evolving and in every message we receive they emphasise their gratitude to Maxwelltown West.
Mathia: Our links with Mathia Church started over five years ago. In that time we have twice welcomed visitors from our partner church in Kenya and representatives of the World Church Team visited Mathia in 2009. Our abiding memory from these visits is of their rock-solid, unshakeable faith in the Lord. Our partnership with Mathia is mainly based on a sharing of faith. However, we have assisted in the purchase of materials to enable the congregation to extend their ever-growing church building and each year we contribute to their Bursary Fund to assist their young people to continue their higher education studies. Both of these “gifts” are in our ongoing Gift Scheme. The highlight for John Njeru and Banice Wanjiku during their visit last year was meeting our own young people, whether in Church groups, members of our uniformed organisations, or in schools or College.
Our link with Mathia is a very positive one and we were delighted and humbled to receive many heartfelt greetings from their congregation over the Christmas and New Year period. Our links with both of our Kenyan projects continue to grow stronger each year. D J