MJ Finken and Harold Johnson returned July18 after ten days spent in Kenya for matters pertaining to the activity and management of our mission partnership with the Presbyteries of Nairobi. Newton-Nairobi Partnership Team member Darlene Tapie preceded us and has remained behind for an additional five weeks of promoting her prayer shawl ministry.
July 10-11, Kasasule Health Centre located among the villages outside the rural Town of Kibwezi staged a medical camp with 11 Kikuyu Hospital (Presbyterian) medical staff employees and several Tunza Family Pl/anning volunteers supporting the five members of KHC’s staff. Almost 500 local residents were provided evaluative services through cancer screening, eye clinic, orthopedic treatment and family and reproduction counsel. An evaluative report from the Kasasule Management Committee on the two days and some of MJ’s photos are attached.
Three Newton volunteer recruits who planned to participate in the July event had to postpone their trip until Jan-Feb 2019, when the next “medicamp” will be scheduled. Therefore, time remains for others to plan joining them.
2018 funding for the KHC is being shared 50/50, with the three Nairobi Presbyteries each contributing $13,600 to match Newton-Nairobi Partnership Team’s reserve fund. The NNPT reserve fund is now depleted.
The Nairobi Partnership Board, realizing the need and benefits to be gained, is resolved to not allow the KHC to fail for lack of funds, as are we of the Newton-Nairobi Partnership Team. Our recent May events have stirred interest within some of the congregations of the presbytery, and NNPT efforts are underway for sharing the ministry with congregations, with initial results most encouraging.
Your gifts would be greatly appreciated. You can make a financial gift at www. newtonpresbytery.org or send a check to Presbytery of Newton (390 Rte 10 W., Randolph, NJ 07869) marking the memo: “Nairobi Partnership KHC.”
Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to serve Jesus Christ through our Nairobi Partnersh