The Deacon’s Fund Provides Emergency Relief

The Share International leadership team went to 2 villages; Nakwaperit and Lokitila, where families were reportedly starving and there are many orphans.  The team was able to help 36 households with an average of 7 people in each family.  Share’s primary goal is to spread the Gospel, but as the Bible says in James 2:15-16, If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it?  So also faith, if it does not have works, it is dead being by itself.”

Providing food in famine and drought stricken areas of Turkanaland is part of bringing God’s word to the people.

This woman praises God that he has not forgotten her “in such a situation in life” and asks the Lord to go ahead of the people who came to rescue her.  She said, “Whoever did this, may the living God sustain and bless him abundantly”.

The orphans of the village were also given food and water.

Girl’s Empowerment: “Stay Pure Until Marriage”

The Girl’s Empowerment teaches girls how to make beads and soap, but more importantly, it teaches them to make God-fearing choices in their lives. A total of 1085 girls attended the seminar and the revival. The girls were not the only ones who attended. Many boys were in the meetings as well. Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Share is reaching out to Turkanaland’s young people…

Church Planting in Nayanae Esikirat Village

Nayanae Esikirat village is in the northern part of Turkanaland and is surrounded by other tribes and a refugee camp.  The village has a high number of people who drink alcoholic spirits.  The evangelism team had to speak in Turkana, English, and Arabic for all of the people to understand the message.   The evangelism team traveled 140km to reach these people on this outreach.  They visited the people in their homes, preached in the open air, held a revival, and conducted a Sunday morning service.  The total number who came to see the Jesus film and attend the revival and church services was 1,808 and 226 confessed Jesus as their Savior.   As the evangelism and church planting teams plant new churches among the unreached villages, new missionaries are needed to minister to these new Christians.  Share is training 40 missionary students each 18 months to become the spiritual leaders for these new churches.  Please prayerfully consider sponsoring one of these missionary trainees.  The next class starts in August of 2017, after the current class graduates.praying-this-family-after-receiving-salvation

Praying with a family who accepted Christ in their home.

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Praying with many new believers after the service.

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The revival was attended by 258 people

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Setting up the screen to show the Jesus film.  A total of 1377 people came to see the Jesus film.

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Preaching at the open air service.

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Sunday morning church attendance.

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.