I related the story about my first visit to the Uhuru Highway Church in Nairobi years ago and the fact that the Pastor had a goat tied up behind his office. I thought it was very neat that right in the middle of a metropolitan area that was very much like downtown Chicago or Minneapolis someone could have a sheep tied up in the back or his office. It was one of those things about Kenya that I fell in love with.
Later I was invited to preach at the dedication of this church as a Cathdral. Pastor Bakari translated and that is Bishop Obare far right.
Later on a trip with Bill Sharpe the LCEF Vice President from North Dakota, discussions were held about an LCEF loan to build the office building on the site of this church for the ELCK and also to rent space to others so they could receive some income. It is a beautiful building and a wonderful sight.
As our delegation was leaving Kenya they related that the office complex at Uhuru Highway has been a great blessing.
So there we illustrate the partnerships again. We partner with the Kenyans to build Project 24 Centers. We partner with 1001 Orphans to support the people who live and work there. We partner with the LCMS to administer the funds and LCEF to give the loans. We partner with LCEF for the Big Five Giving Club, and with DCM Kenya for management.
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