STORM 2017 Update July 11 to July 13

July 11

Our team went out for the second day to Nariamao village. By day’s end, 26 had made professions of faith and were baptized by Pastor Bob and Sammy. Men, women and children came to know the Lord and the saints in Heaven rejoiced, along with us here. Our pastors continued their training. New concepts in rapid discipleship were shared. Not only do they want to reach their own tribe, they now have a vision of being missionaries to their neighboring tribes. They have a renewed passion for Matthew 28:19, “to go and make disciples of all nations.” It was a blessed day. We go to a new village tomorrow…Sopel. Keep praying as our work continues.

 

July 12

We journeyed an hour yesterday to the village of Sopel. Hundreds were there under trees waiting for our team to arrive. We were greeted by dancing and singing. Each team went to its assigned cluster of trees to minister to the people. Many professed their faith for the first time and will be baptized. We will return today, if that is possible, since it has rained all night! We are in the dry season and a severe drought. God has blessed this dry and thirsty land with abundant rain, an answer to prayer. The rivers will be flowing again in Turkanaland! Praise the Lord (but keep the mosquitoes away)!

 

July 13

We attempted to go back to Sopel today but the river was raging over the road we were on and we had to return to the Center. Just spent time in prayer together as a team. May this rain give the Turkana people the relief they have been praying for.

The Evangelism Team and COK working Together to Plant a Church

The Evangelism Team and the Children of the Kingdom (COK) student outreach worked together in the village of Nawaountos to show the Jesus film and to plant a new church. Missionary student, James Echarait, will be the new missionary in charge of this newly planted church. Of the 170 who saw the Jesus film in Nawaountos, 56 declared Jesus as their Savior. In Oropoi, 440 people saw the Jesus film in the Turkana language. In Nawountos, a Muslim man who saw the film was touched by seeing the sacrifice that Jesus made for him. A total of 97 people were saved in these two villages. We are so excited to have the COK students help plant a new church on their outreach in December. What an experience for these young adults!

The Evangelism Team and COK children had to level the ground so the truck could get to the village.

Setting up the screen to show the Jesus film.

University Students Report

These students, and others like them, are the future of Turkanaland.  They are studying ways to improve the lives of the Turkana people.  Please pray for these students as they struggle with the different cultures they must deal with as they study away from their homes in Turkanaland.  You can help transform the lives of many people by sponsoring a child to attend university.  Many, who have finished secondary school, are anxiously waiting for sponsors so they can enroll in college.

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Belamy, Ivy, and Wilson are studying Environmental Sciences at Masinde Muliro University.  Wilson will graduate next year and Belamy and Ivy are 2nd year students.

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Kamaret is studying statistics at Kirinyaga University, and is doing very well.

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Everline is  studying Animal Health at the Aihiti Health Institute, where it is much colder than where she                       lived in Turkanaland.

samwel-ejikon-standing-in-upright-way                                      Samuel is studying Agriculture and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi.