Bible Pathways Classes

The number Bible Pathways classes is growing as the Share missionaries take what they’ve learned about teaching from the Bible to the villages where they serve.  As the students in each of these classes matures in the ability to read and understand the Scripture, God’s kingdom in Turkanaland gains more bold evangelist to take the Word to the Turkana people.  All students are given their own Bibles .  Audible Bibles are given to those who have not yet learned to read and write.  Share is also expanding its Adult Literacy classes to enable more people to read the Bible.

Moses Loburuk with his Bible Pathways class at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Turkanaland

Peter Adir presented Bibles to the Bible Pathways students in Neyanaemeyen Village

Joseph Lotuk with his Bible Pathways students in Neyanaemeyen Village

The Bible Pathways class in Kakuma Refugee Camp were happy to receive their own Bibles.

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.

The Ministry Teams Visit to Kalokutanyang Village

The ministry teams (men, women, girls, children, church growth, and evangelism) traveled to Kalokutanyang to share the Gospel with the people in the village.

Teaching the children about Jesus and God’s love for them.  One hundred and forty-nine children attended during the 2 day visit.

The men are praying in Kalokutanyang where 97 men attended the service and 19 accepted Jesus as their savior.

The men were very happy to receive shirts from the men’s ministry team.

The evangelism team is preparing to show the Jesus film.  One hundred and fifty-five people saw the film and 9 people were saved.

The girls are taught how to grow into God-fearing women.  Forty-two attended the seminar and 1 girl gave her life to Christ.

Sammy’s Corner – Little by Little Becomes Much

It’s absolutely amazing the difference and lasting impact collective human generosity can make in the lives of other fellow human beings in a relatively very short time.

Growing up in Kenya, the Swahili proverb “Kidogo kidogo hujaza kibaba” – “Little by little fills the measure” – was a great motivational cliché at fundraiser events of all sorts in the 60s and 70s. Such events became commonly known as “Harambee” (“Let’s pull together”) meetings. They still are today. A community of people of all walks of life, tribe, creed, and economic status brought coins and bills to accomplish a perceived great cause.

Indeed, funds for my own travel to England for further studies were raised in such a Harambee meeting in my own hometown of Nakuru in January 1978. Kidogo kidogo became much in a couple of hours, making it possible for me to purchase my air ticket and proceed on my study mission in February. Little did I know that God would use the kidogo kidogo given by relatively few family members, neighbors, and friends from tribes other than mine to raise just enough funds for a flight that would change the course of my life forever!

Within five months of my time in England, God had called me – a young Kikuyu man – into ministry, specifically to a very different tribe from mine – the desert Turkana people of northwestern Kenya. It all started with denominations of shilling coins and small bills donated by well-wishers whose hearts were “willing and moved” (Ex. 35:21) to give. It was a Harambee! Kidogo kidogo they filled the kibaba that has produced results beyond one’s own wildest imagination (see www.shareint.net).

As I look back, I am grateful to the Lord and to each one of you who has prayed, and whose heart has been “willing and moved” to give kidogo kidogo as prompted by the Holy Spirit to fill the Share International measure since 1997. Together, we have set our focus on the very mission that God raised this ministry in 1989 to accomplish, vis-à-vis, training and sending indigenous missionaries to establish self-multiplying, holistic churches among the Turkana people. We have stayed “True North”, and God has been pleased to take your kidogo “five loaves” and your kidogo “two fish” to expand His dwelling place (Jn. 4:23, 24; 1 Cor. 3:9) in the hearts of many Turkana people.

We have faithfully distributed your “loaves” and “fish” among God’s own trained indigenous co-workers in His field. They have been encouraged and energized. In turn, they have faithfully multiplied the “Bread of Life” (Luke 9:16-17) and made disciples among those that the Holy Spirit has drawn to Christ (Jn. 6:35) across Turkanaland. As a result, Share has now shared the Gospel with over 290,0000 of the 1M Turkana people, expanding God’s Kingdom from 347 believers in 1997 to nearly 50,000 in 2016! God has used your kidogo kidogo to produce “a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was (you have) sown” (Mat. 13:8). It’s a phenomenal spiritual Harambee commitment with eternal impact!

Our goal is to expand God’s Kingdom even further among the remaining two-thirds unreached Turkana people by 2020, one village at a time. We have identified and documented at least 307 unreached villages. We have developed and printed an aggressive Strategy (view here) to guide us towards that goal.

To accelerate the momentum, the Share Board has approved a budget of $841,906.00 for 2017. Your kidogo kidogo will make it a reality! We’ll fill Turkanaland with the fullness of God that’s in Christ Jesus.

Kidogo kidogo jujaza kibaba! Harambee!

Please send your donation to Share International, Inc., P. O. Box 1011, Wolfforth, TX 79382, or donate online at www.shareint.net. We will continue to be good stewards of what you entrust to us.

I wish you a Christ-centered and most fruitful Year 2017!

Sammy Murimi, D.Min,
Director

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