Tuesday, May 19
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After the 2008 elections, violence erupted in Kenya, killing over 1,000 people and displacing more than 500,000. Nairobi Chapel immediately began ministering to displaced families, which included assisting with the educational needs of the children. That commitment has since grown into the Jubilee Scholarship Fund, which sponsors over 350 teenagers from economically challenged and HIV/AIDS-ravaged communities nearby to attend schools all over the country by providing tuition fees, uniforms, and school supplies. This past year, all the graduating Jubilee scholars performed well above the national average on the final-year exams that qualify students for university.
As part of Kenya’s 50th anniversary, and to raise money for Jubilee scholarships, pastor Nick Korir led a team of motorbikes on a ride from Nairobi to Cape Town and back—50 days for 50 students for Kenya’s 50th. Several universities, including International Leadership University in Nairobi, came alongside by providing scholarships for Jubilee graduates to continue on to university. The students share their dreams of becoming lawyers, journalists, pastors, counseling psychologists, teachers, business entrepreneurs, and more. In it all, they speak of wanting to be part of what God is doing, to make a difference, and to pass on to others and multiply what they have received.
—Rev. Dr. Marta D. Bennett, PC(USA) mission coworker, Nairobi
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA): Rev. Brenda Harcourt, leadership development and lecturer in theology, Presbyterian University of East Africa • International Leadership University: Rev. Dr. Marta Bennett, professor, deputy vice chancellor for academic affairs
Presbyterian Church of East Africa: Rt. Rev. David Gathanju, moderator, Rev. Festus K. Gitonga, general secretary, Rev. Patrick Thegu Mutahi, deputy general secretary, Mr. Muirini Njane, finance officer •National Council of Churches of Kenya: Canon Peter Karanje, general secretary • Daystar University: Timothy Wachira, vice chancellor • International Leadership University: Prof. Eric Aseka, vice chancellor, Prof. Rev. John Mugania, academic dean • Presbyterian University of East Africa: Prof. Peter Kibas, vice chancellor • St. Paul’s University: Rev. Canon Professor Joseph Galgalo, vice chancellor
Presbyteries of Blackhawk, Cimarron, Detroit, Greater Atlanta, Heartland, Los Ranchos, National Capital, Newton, Northern Plains, and West Virginia, with the PCEA
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Loving Lord, thank you for the young people of Kenya, who hold so much hope and potential. Work through your people to enable them to grow in faith, wisdom, and skill to become positive agents of change, to your glory. Amen.