As of May 18th, no COVID-19 cases had been reported in Turkana. Praise God! Strict border restrictions and a 7pm – 7am curfew remain in place in Kenya. Even though most ministry activities remain on hold, our Zone leaders are keeping an eye on their villages as best as they can. Hunger is prevalent. Flooding has created sanitation problems. Due to inflation of prices, most people cannot afford sanitizers and face masks.
Our office in Lodwar writes, “Despite all the current troubles, we are encouraged by Psalm 46:1-3. ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.'”
Our VISION is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed among the Turkana people of Kenya and His disciples growing deeper in their faith and making disciples of others.
Our MISSION is to equip and deploy indigenous missionaries who share the Gospel and establish disciple-making, holistic congregations throughout Turkanaland.
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We invite you to join us, so together we can continue to accomplish the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19,20) and witness the entire 1M Turkana population come to know the Lord through the Gospel with believers becoming Christ’s disciples who intentionally make disciples of others.
Since the Disciple-Making Movement (DMM) launched in January 2020, 164 DMM Cell groups, called “Lighthouses”, have been established in the Share-planted churches throughout Turkanaland, and the number of disciple-makers is multiplying rapidly. Learn more about the Disciple-Making Movement that Share is implementing to reach more and more unreached villages with the Gospel in the shortest time possible.
Since 1997, over 550 people have participated in ministering to the Turkana people through our annual Short-Term Outreach & Relief Mission (STORM) trips. See more information about our annual STORM trips, and explore the amazing opportunity to GO!
The Turkana believe in a single God, Akuj, who is thought to be omnipotent but rarely intervenes in the lives of people. Contact between Akuj and the people is channeled though a diviner, or emeron. Although the Turkana believe in the power of the emeron, they are also skeptical of those from the Emeron clan, who say they have mystical powers but fail to demonstrate that power in everyday life.