Wanting to know what to expect while in country? One thing is for sure your life will be forever changed! Once we touch foot in Kisumu, Kenya lives instantly start to change. In the blazing warm sun we are greeted by the Manna Ministry team and right away feel at home and like family. Our Next supports Manna Academy of around 270 students. We love to spend time with them teaching them about Jesus, showering them with love and crafty activities are just to name a few things we do. Oh and don't forget the fun field day of activities and bubbles, they love bubbles. Building relationships are very important to us and in the culture there many because of their past are disowned by the community. As Christians we believe orphans, widows, and imprison are never to be forgotten.
Not only is primary school a priority for our ministry but so is secondary school. In Kenya, it is a blessing and a God given gift to go onto ....what is here in the states called high school. Our Next annually holds a Golf Tournament to raise funds to help students from Manna Academy to continue their education. It is $1,090 for a student per year to go to secondary school. Because the students at Manna are primarily orphans to have those funds annually is a challenge. We partner with those who have the same passion to see these future leaders of Kenya to continue their education.
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Each year we get precious time with several widows in their homes to share some words of encouragement and pray with them. Many of the widows we visit have children that go to Manna Academy, so we also get to see where they live.
The opportunity to learn a trade or skill is something that Our Next is striving for in the Village of Kisumu. Monthly we financially support and run a Sewing/Tailoring School where girls can come in and learn the trait of sewing. They are fed and the local pastors do teachings from the bible and show them that Jesus is love and his love is redemption. Not only do these girls receive education but they are also receiving the Gospel.
Computer Lab is a desirable trait in the village to learn. Monthly Our Next has been running Stillwaters Computer Lab the past several years. Individuals can come to learn basic computer skills, word, excel, and how to form emails. Once they complete the course they receive a certificate of completion and are in hopes to go out and find a job with their new trait.