In northern Kenya, a drought is occurring unlike any in 40 years— possibly the worst ever recorded. The land has dried up, leaving minimal food for camels and goats to graze, and thereby leaving the local pastoralist communities in Marsabit and Turkana without their primary food sources. This drop in necessary sustenance and malnutrition is especially affecting young children, the most vulnerable among those communities.
The youth ministry led by CMF team member Joel Williams in Turkana, Kenya, is celebrating the success of the first of three national youth conferences scheduled for 2021. This first conference had more than 500 young Kenyans in attendance.
If you were looking for a perfect example of the success of the Disciple Making Movement method used by CMF missionaries in Kenya, Eric Pitts would nominate his Kenyan friend and co-worker, Jackson Emaniman.
Raelyn Nicholson, nurse and CMF team member serving with the Missions of Hope health team, has spent the past several weeks traveling around Kenya assessing more than 1,500 pre-primary MOHI students for malnutrition, and some of the results were troubling.
Days for Girls is an international ministry for girls and women that advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for all by providing menstrual kits, health education and social entrepreneurship.
“A few weeks ago, I woke up to find two goats staring me in the face,” said REACH intern Luke Floyd. And that was just the first of many adventures for Luke, as he spent June and July in the desert of Turkana, Kenya.
Farm chores, animal care, Disciple Making Ministry (DMM) trainings and Community Health Evangelism (CHE) are just a few of the ways that REACH interns Zach Hunter and Morgan Truitt are serving with the CMF team in Turkana, Kenya, this summer.
Keith and Kathy Ham have spent 30 years “watching God work” in Kenya, and continue to feel that their service with CMF there has been a remarkable “privilege” – a word that comes up often when the Hams talk about their ministry career.