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Turkana, Kenya, Child Community

My sponsored child’s community

Turkana is the northwest region of Kenya – a 1,700-million-acre desert. Roughly 500,000 strong, the Turkana are one of the last truly nomadic peoples of Africa. Their land is harsh. Gazing over these desert plains, it is difficult to imagine how anyone could survive. The Turkana still live much as their ancestors did, dependent on their animals and one another. Until the 1980s, the Turkana were very resistant to outsiders, and so had not heard the name of Christ. Within the last two decades, a change can be seen among the Turkana … the gospel is taking hold. 

Yearly droughts are a way of life for the Turkana families. When food is rationed, children are the last to get fed. But at school they are not only educated in reading, writing and arithmetic and Bible as a required class, but they get fed every day. With limited resources, school fees, uniforms and basic necessities are beyond most parents’ capabilities. Your support educates, feeds, and teaches Biblical truths. Families feel the love of and goodness of God in practical ways. 

Local churches are reaching out to their communities through Community Health Evangelism (CHE), which: 

  • ministers to children through education and feeding programs. 
  • forms groups that care for those living with HIV/AIDS. 
  • trains adults to start small businesses. 
  • addresses water and sanitation issues. 
  • changes lives through a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

All of this transforms the community, bringing HOPE. 

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