Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Frontier

When a person flies into the city of Nairobi, one cannot help but see the sea of corrugated metal roofs which shelter the inhabitants of Kibera, the largest informal settlement (slum) in Kenya.  More than a million souls call Kibera home, where the streets are filled with violence, the people are desperately poor, and their dwellings are cramped and unsanitary.

In the midst of despair and hopelessness, God sends people to act as his light, to bring hope, to redeem what is rightfully His.  Many organizations and individuals are at work in Kibera.
Bethel Outreach Children's Center is one such organization that is striving to provide safe childcare and education to more than 300 children each day.

Since 2006, Mary Adidna, along with her husband Michael Ooro, have led this mission daily, by faith and in prayer.

Follow this little girl into one of the three classrooms.

The desks are simple, and the construction material is basic.
The teachers work very hard for very little pay (about $85 monthly, and some are volunteers).

The children come eager to learn.

One of the most basic needs is to provide fuel for learning.  The school desires to provide each child a simple but filling breakfast and lunch daily.  This costs about $700 monthly.
Saba, International has begun partnering with Bethel Outreach, with the hope of supplying their basic food expenses.  Would you prayerfully consider joining us as Bethel strives to bring well-nourished education to the children of Kibera?
(to make a donation exclusively to Bethel Outreach, please indicate "Bethel" on the memo line of your check or in your correspondance)

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