I had the privilege of visiting some of the Samburu people in Northern Kenya who were hoping to provide a place for the young women of the tribe to live during the school year to finish their education. The pressure on the young ladies is to stay home and herd the cattle and get married. Many of them start school but do not finish.
Mr. John Kissinger Nyang’au signed a contract with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s East Africa Field Office to serve as the LCMS Project24 Director. Project 24 is a program that supports vulnerable children who are at high risk of not completing primary school by providing them a school boarding facility operated by the church which will allow them to remain in school and focus on their studies in an environment conducive to their endeavors and a community gathered around Scripture and catechesis. Kissinger is currently transitioning to this position from his previous work as director of Bethesda Children’s Home in Nakuru, Kenya, a thriving ministry to street children in Nakuru with the intent of re-uniting those children with their families. Kissinger has a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Psychological Counseling, and a number of certificates relevant to ministry to children.
We thank God for this gift and moving forward with Project 24. To all of our supporters in the past please think of giving a gift again.