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As a result of churches not being able to meet at present, consequent to restriction caused by the Corona Virus, church collections are not being made and there are many pastors who not therefore receiving any income. The situation is compounded by the fact that some areas have been affected by flooding and one area by the return of the locusts.
In addition, markets are closed and people are unable to sell to gain income.
There is an urgent need for funding for at least 15 pastors at over £100 per month each. Some gifts have already been received towards this, but as it is likely to be an ongoing problem, more will be needed. This is the minimum need.
It is expected that the locusts swarms that will hit Kenya soon will cause a lot of devastation, and could well result in the main crop producing areas being badly affected, which would then mean food shortages which would then affect the Kenyan population, and the country’s exports, as Kenya exports such as tea and coffee.
We are seeking to urgently raise funds for Chelopoy Trinity Boys Secondary School in Pokot North, Kenya. The School began in 2018 and now has two classes with a total of more than 40 boys. At present the School is using the facilities of the Primary School. The need is to build 2 classrooms at the cost of about £16,500 total. If Trinity Baptist Church as the sponsor of the School is able to do this then the Government will come in and gradually put up all the further needed infrastructure.
Although the School is run by the Government, the Board Chairman is from the Church, and the Church is able to have a Chaplain and frequent access to the students for spiritual help. Eventually there will be four classes with a total of 100-150 students. What a wonderful opportunity to influence many young lives with the gospel of Christ. The Church sponsors two other Secondary Schools in the area, at Kasei for boys, and at Kamketo for girls. Every year we are able to organize a Challenge Weekend in each School where brethren from Nairobi have been coming to bring sustained preaching.
The small Chepkinagh Trinity Baptist Church is responsible on the ground for the School. The Chairman is Pastor Andrew Chemolok, and the Chaplain is Pastor Samuel Waswa. You will find some photos of these men and the school at http://trinitybaptistkenya.org/chepkinagh
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We thank those who have been making donations up to now, but we have still to reach our target.
The target was reached, for which we give thanks to all who contributed
This a reminder from Andrew in Chepkinagh of the needs in the area among the many churches which depend on the church there. [edited]
1. CHURCH NEEDS WHICH ARE URGENT
A. Church building for Chepkinagh T.B.C
B. Support for the pastors and evangelists
C. Means of transport, the ministry is growing so it needs means of transport that it may make the work accessible.
For example places like Nakuyen – to reach there, there must be a motorbike available. You may say ‘Chepkinagh have one’, but you see the ministry is big and we have two pastors to serve eight congregations including the new one which is Nakuyen. So you see it is a challenge serving 8 congregation and Nakuyen the new one with a single motorbike.
Brother make this prayer request as a priority.
2. Chelopoy Trinity Boys Secondary School
Dormitory and classroom construction etc. The population of the school is as follows:-
– Form two – 23 and form One 17 total of 40 students by now. Priority need is at least to have two classrooms and one dormitory; others will follow later.
3. Primary School needs which are urgent are as follows:
note: TRAIN(Kenya) regard the first 2 as preferences
– 4 Matrons for Wasat, Kapkoghun, Nakuyen and Tarakit primary schools.
– Need four teachers for Apur, Nakuyen, Kuirer and Kapyomot primary school.
– Nakuyen requests two classes because they have 5 classes against 7 classes and a population of 250 students. The area is highly populated compared to the other areas. The school is situated at the border of Kenya and Uganda and the communities are nomads. They move from the place in search of water and pasture. The community is requesting for boarding facilities like a dormitory so that when the parents move the students are left at school. Kindly make this need urgent.
God bless you all.
As at June 2018 there are all these needs. Most continue [January 2019]
1. Running the TPC approx. £5,000 annually
2. Administrative Assistant in Nairobi for dealing with funding received from abroad, including TRAIN(Kenya). approx. £5400 annually
3. Chelopoy Secondary School classrooms & dormitory £20-30,000 for both
4. Miathene: Help needed to support their pastor at a cost of KES. 15,000 per month £115
5. Kericho: David Ng’etich needs at least KES. 20,000 per month to pay rent for his family and meet a few other needs. Are we able to raise at least £250 for him for two to three years?
6. S. Nyanza: Sending Charles Awelo needs at least KES. 10,000 per month £75
a) Ogom – increase his support to at least KES. 15,000 £115
b) Two potential men to send there at a cost of KES. 50,000 to relocate them and their families, and at least KES. 25,000 per month £190
8. Kapenguria: A pastor is needed, at a cost of between 25 – 30K Per month £190+
9. Muthara: Needs a pastor, at a cost of about KES. 15,000 £115
10. Siaya: Sending Nick Okong’o there permanently (something that he is willing to do) will cost between 25K-30K per month and there would be extra costs for settling down. £190+
11. Putting up a church building for Boyani. 1M Ksh will be needed to complete a building similar to Vote. They need a slightly bigger building £7,500
12. Olgumi: 2K is given for Kakoyia’s medication every month. Sending out a team every month costs about 5K. It is possible to get a pastor for them. This will cost between 25-30K per month. £190+
13. Motorbikes (two in Pokot and one in Korr): Need fuel, service and other needs at a cost of not less than 5K per month. We do not have an income for this. £40 each
We are seeking to see a greater development of the work in Rendille, which in many ways seems to have stood still in recent years.
Workers are needed who will faithfully be able to work in this difficult place, so please pray that the Lord of the harvest will raise up such workers.
We are pleased to be able to say that all these needs listed on 22 December have now been met, and are grateful to those who have responded to these needs. June 2017
The following are urgent and important financial needs for 2017:
- a house for Samuel Wafula, the worker in Chepkinagh who assists Andrew. This will cost about 100,000 shillings (around £800 / $1000).
- a meeting place at Kiwawa where a new work is developing, which will cost around 60,000 shillings (around £500 / $600).
- the need to refurbish a dormitory for the girls at Kamketo where another 200,000 shillings is needed (around £1,600 / $2000). 250,000 shillings has already been provided.
These are additional to the education needs of many children/students and the need to continue to pay teachers in schools where funds have not been promised for the coming year. The schools where funds are needed for 2017 are at:
Kapkoghun £1,200 / $1,500
Chepkinagh £1,800 / $2,250
Kasepa £960 / $1,200
Kamketo Primary £1,080 / $1040
Kamketo Secondary £900 / $1,150
Kapkewa £1020 / $1,300
22 December 2016
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There are various students/children who are at college or at school where financial support continues to be needed.
Some of this support comes from the church in Nairobi and some from those who give through this charity.
The students all come from poor families and would not be able to receive any education without this support.
By being educated there is a better chance of them being able to be employed to be able to support themselves and their parents in the future.
Some are children of widows and some are children of church workers in different parts of the country.
Some of the needy students are listed below:
·DI – from Rendille – £240 / $300
·KD – son of an evangelist in Rendille – £165 / $200
In Secondary School:
·AN –son of an evangelist in Rendille– £80 / $100
·GD –from Rendille – £90 / $110
·TP – son of a missionary in Pokot – £180 / $220
·NM – son of a pastor – £180 / $225
·TS – son of a pastor – £110 / $135
In Primary School
AR, AL, BL children of a single mother who has been in hospital recently – at least £60 / $80
The amounts given would probably only cover half a year.
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If anyone is able to commit towards support of these children or the schools above, either as a one-off gift, or on a regular basis, it would be very welcome.
Please be free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know how you can donate.
23 December 2016
We are currently examining the financial needs for the schools and the other needs for next year, and looking to draw up an order of priorities for special projects.
31 July 2016
We are pleased to be able to say that as a result of a number of generous donations and regular commitments, all the required funding for all the teachers is now covered for this year. A big thank you to those who have helped in this.
We are now in the process of seeing how we can cover for 2017, and so we will be pleased to hear from you in relation to this. There is already some funding in place.
6 May 2016
This is the latest situation in the schools in Pokot.
There is a severe funding shortage and the church in Nairobi is unable to continue to provide the funding needed.
This is what must happen on the assumption that there is no more funding. If funding is forthcoming action can be taken to reverse these difficult decisions.
Following are details relating to the different areas.
KWIRIR– The ECD will have to close and there will be no education in this village. Cost monthly for 1 teacher is £20/$30. The total for the school each month is £20/$30, the total for 2016 is £240/$360.
APUR & KAPYOMOT– Only the ECD will continue with a government teacher. The 4 classes of the primary school will have to close, that are presently taught by just 2 teachers at £25/$35 monthly each. Total for school each month £50/$70, for 2016 £600/$840.
TARAKIT– This has 4 classes of the primary school, with 1 government teacher, and 5 supported by Trinity. It would have to shrink to ECD and only class 1. The total for the school each month is £115/$165, the total for 2016 is £1,380/$1,980.
WASAT– This has 6 classes of the primary school, with 1 government teacher, and 4 supported by Trinity. It would have to shrink to ECD and only class 1. The total for the school each month is £80/$120, and for 2016 is £960/$1,440.
KAPKAGHUN– This is a full primary school with 8 classes, only 2 government teachers, and 4 supported by Trinity. We also support a cook. We will to have only the ECD and first 2 classes. The total for the school each month is £100/$140, and for 2016 is £1,200/$1,680.
KAPKEWA– This is a full primary school with 8 classes, 3 government teachers, and 4 supported by Trinity. We would have to have only the ECD and the first 3 classes. The total for the school each month is £85/$120, and for 2016 is £1,020/$1,440.
KAPTEREMA– This is a full primary school with 8 classes, 4 government teachers, and 3 supported by Trinity. We would have only the ECD and the first 4 classes. The total for the school each month is £70/$105, and for 2016 is £840/$1,260.
KASEPA– This is a full primary school with 8 classes, 3 government teachers, and 3 supported by Trinity. We would have only the ECD and the first 3 classes. The total for the school each month is £80/$120, and for 2016 is £960/$1,440.
CHEPKINAGH– This is a full primary school with enough government teachers to keep the school ticking over. We have been supporting 5 teachers and a matron at £150/$215 each month, and for 2016 it would be £1,800/$2,580.
KAMKETO– This is a full primary school with enough government teachers to keep the school ticking over. We have been supporting 3 teachers and a matron at £90/$130 each month, and for 2016 it would be £1,080/$1,560.
KASEI– This is also a full primary school with enough government teachers to keep the school functioning. We have been supporting 2 teachers and a matron at £80/$120 each month, and for 2016 it would be £960/$1,440.
KASEI SECONDARY– This is a full secondary school, forms 1-4, and has enough government teachers to continue. We have been supporting 2 teachers as a church at a total of £150/$220 each month.
KAMKETO SECONDARY– This is a new school with only the first 2 forms, with only 1 government teacher, and 2 supported by Trinity. We must continue to support at least 1 for the school to survive, at £75/$110 each month.
If 40 people or churches supported just one teacher at £30/$45 each month, starting January 2016, then this work can continue uninterrupted.
In summary, the currents financial needs (in pounds) for each school per month are as follows:
31 May 2016
We are pleased to be able to say that through the generosity of supporters the funding for the staff at the following schools is now covered:
Apur, Kapkoghun, Kapkewa, Kapyomot, Kwirir, Tadakit, Wasat.
Funding remains urgent for Kapterema (£70 per month) and Kasepa (£80 per month).
Funding for the following schools (in no particular order) though not so urgent is still needed:
Chepkinagh: £150 per month
Kamketo Primary: £90 per month
Kamketo Secondary: £75 per month
Kaseii Primary: £80 per month
This section will be updated as and when commitments to help are made.
5 August 2015
We have recently received the following urgent needs relating to particular people.
If you can help in any way then please contact us.
1. D I. His mother is widowed and supported by us in Korr (Rendille). We have agreed for him to do a post-secondary course in Food and Nutrition so as to get a job and hopefully be able to take care of his mother. Since it is here in Nairobi we not only have fees but also living and transport expenses (He presently stays in the church compound).
2. A H. His mother is a church member here in Nairobi, but single, with husband having left her. We are hoping he will be taken in the Government Utalii College to study catering. He is presently working in the butchery of my fellow elder Eric Abwao and is proving very responsible. We again feel we have to do this so that he can eventually support his family. The course over 18 months is about £800.
3. S H. A H’s brother, in Form 3. We are sending her to Rafiki School (cost about £300 a year) because of problems we see in the Parkland Arya Secondary. It is probably cheaper but because Rafiki will be a day school, S, her mother and siblings will need to rent a couple of rooms nearby. Note: Rafiki is a truly Christian and reformed School. A number of their staff now attend on Sundays, and a number of our children are going there, including Murungi’s, Abwao’s and a Deacon’s.
4. Sh H. The other sibling of A H’s who were are also sending to Rafiki at about £300 a year (she is in Standard 7). Before she was in Isiolo, at a Muslim primary school, and staying with Muslim relatives. We all found this situation intolerable. We are hoping that the mother, D, might get a job at Rafiki, for which she has applied, and then she could at least help defray expenses.
5. P K. He is the oldest son of one of the evangelists in Korr, Godana. He has been accepted at Kericho Teacher Training College, and has just informed me that fees for the 1st. of 2 years are Kshs. 80,000 (£550). He also wants to train so as to teach and lift his family out of poverty.
5 August 2015
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE NEEDS OF
2 £800 over 18 months
3 £300 per year THIS AMOUNT IS COVERED FOR 2016
4 £300 per year
5 around £1100 over 2 years
GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL – KAMKETO – Pokot North A secondary school for girls opened at the beginning of 2015 in Kameto. This is the first secondary school for girls in Pokot North, and provides for the girls of the region in a similar way as to what the boys’ secondary school at Kasei has provided since it opened a couple of years ago. TRAIN(Kenya) has been instrumental in raising a high proportion of the £10,000 minimum funding required to get the school underway. Other funding has come from our brethren in USA and Australia. About £1000 is needed to make up a deficit in starting the school as the £10,000 above was a minimum need. Additional funding will help to develop the school more. ********A further £1000 is required each month to pay for 2 teachers.******** February 2015
We thank the Lord that through the donations received this school has now opened.
POKOT NORTH Trinity Baptist Church in Nairobi wishes to invite 2 men to go to serve in Pokot North -one in Kamketo and one in Chepkinagh as the need is so great in those places. This will be further additional expense. February 2015