Saturday, 10 July 2010


Some of us from the UHLC visited the new Maasai Congregation in Kibiko settlement Scheme on 30th June. Maasais from different places: Kajiado, Ewaso, Narok and Magadi, where displaced during the long dry spell because they lost the source of their livelihood, their cows. They were settle in Kibiko and are now farming. – The church stands on a nice hill, surrounded by small farms of maize and bean fields.
We took books and pencils for the school and biscuits and fruits to share with all.

They welcomed us with Maasai Christian songs.
The teacher was teaching Mathematics to the children who were seated on stones along the wall of the little iron sheet church that is also used as a classroom. Around 120 children live in that area, but not all of them can come to the school because some cannot pay the KSH 100.00 per month to the teacher (US$ 1.33).

Pastor Moses Konana Ole Sinandei is the pastor of Euwuaso Parish and established that congregation as well a year ago. (Deac. Maty, Pastor Moses and the teacher)

Pastor Carlos and Pastor Isaiah. (The shirt I was wearing was made by Massais from that parish.) – Each of us had the opportunity to introduce himself and to address a message to the people. All speeches (in English or in Swahili) were translated to the Maasai language by Pastor Moses.

The teacher receiving the two boxes full of books and pencils.
The children are happy with their new books!

Children in line to receive the biscuits.

Mamas also in line…

and receiving the biscuits.

Deac. Kathleen distributing some gifts.

Children sitting outside, happily eating the biscuits and the fruits.
Beata was happy to see the children!
The old Massai man is not yet a Lutheran, but he brings his grandchildren to the church and to the school.

Before we left they sang again and all stood together for a picture.
As we were getting into the car, they said: KWAHERI = Good bye. – Pray for these people and for Pastor Moses. He is doing a good and blessed job! He will be ordained on August 1st.
MOZAMBIQUE: I am going to Mozambique from 25th July to 7th August to introduce a Theological Education by Extension – TEE program in Sena, in the north of. This course is offered by the Seminário Concórdia of Brazil. There is a new Lutheran Church growing in Sena, led by Pastor Joseph Alfazema and sponsored by two congregations of the Lutheran Church Canada. Eight candidates are enrolled in the program: Jolinho Minez Nhapigode, Ernesto Nhama Domingos, Rui Jaleni, Manuel Jone Jambo, Jordão Mairoci, João Luis Nota, Julho Albano, Mateus Domingos Sifa. Mozambique is a former Portugal colony and they speak Portuguese besides their local language. Pray for the candidates and for Pastor Alfazema. More details in the next Blog.

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