Tumaini Children's Ministry - April 2017 Update

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Nyeri, Kenya

A message from Rev. Nicholas Miriti, new parish pastor

Dear Tumaini ministry partners and friends, 

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Bwana Yesu Asifiwe” which means Praise the Lord! I am humbled as I write this inaugural message as your new pastor. As I introduce myself, I would like to first thank the Almighty for his provision of life and for giving me a flock to shepherd here in Kenya and abroad. 

Nehemiah 2:18 says, “…Let us arise and build.” During this time of  Lent, it is worthy to remind ourselves of the noble work of building that is being continued through the death of Christ on the cross. Building means either starting a new structure or repairing an existing one. Christ came in order for us to be established and built up as Christians. Building requires three things:  

  • sacrifice
  • commitment
  • accountability 
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As Christ sacrificed his own life in order for us to be united with God, we also need to sacrifice in order to help our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate. Through our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Riamukurwe parish, and The Outreach Foundation, Tumaini and Huruma schools care for hundreds of vulnerable children. These children are provided with the basic necessities, but there continue to be unmet needs. 

We have plenty of land that can be farmed through irrigation. The food produced would give the children additional nutritious food to eat. However, a borehole is necessary for irrigation. I appeal to you, our donors and partners, to help the Tumaini and Huruma children’s homes become more self-sustaining through farming. 

As the new pastor, I pledge unwavering support to you. We will build together because God has laid the foundation. Our children will know the God we serve cares for them as they see God doing great things for them.

My sincere thanks to you. I hope to meet you when you visit us. 

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Enjoy your Easter, 

Rev. Nicholas M. Miriti
Parish Minister 

Read more about Tumaini Children's Ministry in Nyeri by clicking HERE.

THE NEED
$360 per month supports a primary school child, $500 per month supports a secondary student. We are seeking to raise $80,000 a year for operations which feeds, houses, clothes, educates and cares for these children; $2,200 per scholarship for e-learning and an additional $20,000 for the vocational training center.