VAT: SEND Center Building Strategy
The VAT (Vision and Advisory Team) members on the trip and Taylor Kilpatrick (the SEND Construction Project Manager in Lodwar) agreed that the construction plans need to shift a bit in order to get the mass pastoral training going as soon as possible, which is the heart of the SEND Center. Upon return, the VAT members recommended to the Board that construction of two dormitories on an existing concrete slab start right away. While we continue to build cottages, particularly the ones already funded (which can be used for other guests or our visiting professors), the dormitories will house many more pastors than the cottages. The Board has approved the shift. Taylor will begin construction of the dormitories as soon as funds become available.
VAT (Vision and Advisory Team) & TTU (Texas Tech University) Professors: Ministries in Villages
Also at the Share International Offices:
Wayne, Doug & Roger met their supported missionaries, child, & recipients of goats.
Sammy presented laptop tablets to 4 COK students donated by a a long-time supporter of COK from Tenessee.
Sammy presented 2 motorbikes to Missionaries Reuben Lotaparan & Peter Kaaleng donated by a generous couple from Louisiana.
- Doug Neve presented 100 Tyndale’s Life Application Study Bibles to the SI Lodwar Office to be distributed to the Turkana missionaries, pastors, and church leaders. The Bibles were donated by one of the SI Board members.
The initial and necessary contacts have now been established between TTU, SI, and professors of Government universities and local leaders in Kenya. Communication is now underway to map the way forward towards the possibility of realizing the proposed projects that will benefit the Turkana people. The progress looks very promising.