How are you there? I hope you are fine all there in America as we are here in our country Kenya. Climate is good in Kenya.
I am Brian Otieno grandchild to Dorca.I am living with my grandmother kindly because my parents died long ago in 2002.My grandmother is old even sometimes she can not able to satisfy our basic needs but she really work hard so that we can eat and go to school.
I am one of the Shakerz group and we are under Pastor Ken Gaston all the way from America to Kenya. pastor ken is doing many good things here in Kenya. He is doing things like supporting lives of the street children and making them to they are special like others he also supports orphans and the needy. Like i my self. before i meet with pastor ken i was lonely and desperate. we are five people in our Shakerz group and am in Form One and other three are in class eight and the last one is in class five.
I would like to ask you, the reader of this writing, please help us and volunteer what you have so that pastor ken could continue with this programme here in Kenya and we will say thanks. Pastor Ken want to make this project to at least big so please well wishers may support him. Even the bible says the hands that will receive is the hand that will give. Also he is making us to understand the Word of God a lot better. He want us to grow spiritually. He care a lot for us here in Kenya.
Before i meet pastor Ken Gaston i was far from God and was no longer know even a verse. It was rare for i to meet a Bible but know am doing good at the Bible and thank God for that.
As i am among them they elected i as their leader or Prefect.I am glad to be the Prefect of that group. In future i would like to doctor after my learning and my goals is to grow big and continue with the same spirit of helping the street children and the orphans like pastor ken is doing here in Kenya.
So my big point is that please join pastor Ken with this project and God will bless you a lot.Thanks once again.
Greetings and Jambo to the Friends and Family of Believers’ Ministry International. Being Retired and living here in Kenya has been a wonderful experience for me. I now can devote myself to ‘full time’ ministry, especially since I have a pension that covers all of my personal needs. This allows me to focus on the areas of ministry GOD has chosen for me to impact.
The Republic of Kenya is a developing nation and the people have a large variety of needs. During this 18 month stay I’ve experimented in meeting needs in several categories. The prayers of many have given us protection, guidance, and encouragement. Our financial donors have given us the tools for building into the lives of many.
Some of the blessings from 2015 were:
The urgent medical exams, medicine, and follow up medical visits that were needed to keep Joseph (Yoseph) alive. This was huge because it was life or death, and the need arose suddenly.
The 7 rural ministries/schools in Kogelo that received funding. They were then able to buy chickens and/or goats which will help them raise finances and provide an added food source for their Pre-School students.
Educationally we have assisted 2 students in post High School job training. We have provided complete school uniforms for 2 Elementary School students, and partial uniforms for another 4 students, and funded repairs to uniforms for another 4- 6 students. We also provided books, pencils, pens, paper, and Pelikan Geometric Sets for others.
During this year of 2016 we’ve accomplished:
Moving one street boy from the streets and into school. You’ll be hearing more about Benard under the Shakerz blog. Another street boy was entered into the Teen Challenge Center here in Nakuru.
We’ve empowered one Teen Boy with a 2 part dental treatment that has improved his self-image. As I write this, we have just completed the same treatment for a Teen Girl.
We continue to provide full and partial scholarships in the area of travel. These travel opportunities expand the horizons, increase cultural knowledge, and reduce idleness in these Youths and Adults of the Rhonda, Ponda Mali, and Kaptembwo slums.
Pastor Jeff has edjucated me and now I can post blogs on our ministry’s wed site. So be watching for more updates about Believers’ Ministry International Kenya. We are doing some foundational work now which should enable us to have an even greater positive impact in the lives of many here.
As you know by now we have had one of our own “Pastor Ken Gaston” from the USA living in Nakuru Kenya now Since March of 2016. He is our ambassador on the ground and responsible for the oversight and expansion of the ministry there. Pastor Ken sold his home and most of his possessions, picked up his life and moved to Nakuru Kenya to oversee the M61 & BMI ministries there. He has a true “Fathers Heart” and loves the people of Kenya. We couldn’t ask for a better “Ambassador” for the ministry on the ground!
We have created a new M61 Blog dedicated to Pastor Ken and it will be chocked full of updates each month to keep you in the loop on all of the wonderful activities happening on the ground there. Be sure to subscribe to our Blog on the right of this page and you’ll receive updates whenever we post something new!
Please check out the links at the top of this page to see our current projects!