Project 24 is a joint Project between North Dakota Distirct and Minnesota District who banded together to build one site together and one for each District making three.  Because of issues and difficulties major changes were made to Project 24 and one of the changes was the hiring of a manager by the name of John Kissinger Nyang’au.  We will be sharing the high points in this blog.  Here is a letter from Britt Odemba.

Greetings to you all from Nairobi! We want to apologize for the lateness of this report but it is finally here: the 2016 Project 24 annual report! We are excited to share this with you as it allows you to see the progress that has been made in the short time that Kissinger has been our director.

If you have any questions after reading the report, please feel free to e-mail John Kissinger and/or Pastor Shauen Trump. They will be happy to explain any section of this report.

Kissinger will be in the states next week as he will be speaking at the International Disaster Response Conference in Ft. Wayne as well as the North Dakota District’s Pastor’s Conference. He hopes to see many of you there!

Thank you all for your support of Project 24!

In His Grip
Britt Odemba


Project 24 is a Christian children’s boarding facility program based in Kenya whose main stakeholders are the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). The two church bodies are mission partners working towards the common goal of serving our Lord Jesus and raising children in the Christian faith. The program has five boarding facilities commonly known as Project 24 sites.  They include P24 Udom, P24 Tumaini, P24 Rongo, P24 Othoro and P24 Lenkishon.

Through this program, the LCMS and the ELCK provide a caring, loving and enabling environment to vulnerable/orphaned children in Kenya.  They strive to promote a Christ centered environment through worship, scripture engagement, and catechesis.

The key principles practiced by LCMS and the ELCK are issues of accountability, participation and transparency. The main focus is to ensure that all stakeholders are involved in the decision-making as well as disclose information related to governance, finances and performance. Standards, performance and quality are highly articulated and adhered to professionally.


The purpose of this report is to clearly show the level and progress where the project has reached. It shows how donor funds have had an effect on children’s lives as well as on the achievement and performance of the project. It also shows clearly that the project objectives and goals were achieved in the year 2016. This report lists the successes and challenges of the project and how to mitigate project risks. Overall, it’s a great achievement having more than 154 children being supported under the program.


Project 24 (P24)– the program which refers to the brick and mortar of the children’s boarding facilities

Christ’s Care for Children:  Kenya (CCC: K) – the program which refers to the child sponsorship program for the children in these facilities.

Beyond 24 – the program which refers to the children who are still part of the program but are in      secondary school and who no longer live at the facilities as they attend boarding school.

ELCK – the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya