Ministry Update – The Families

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This year we committed to running a preschool in the area of Mathare, a greatly impoverished area outside of Nairoi, Kenya. As we continue this project, it is necessary to develop a ministry plan. How is God leading? What are the goals for the ministry? How can we have the greatest impact in the community? We began this process by getting to know the families of our preschool kids.

Several months ago we set out to visit the families and found the smallest household consisted of 3 people, and the highest 8, in a single room,10 by 10 shanty. All of the households faced similar financial problems, with most struggling to daily put some food on the table. The average income per household is about 5000 shillings per month, about $60 US dollars. The challenges are great!

The mothers reported that the preschool has brought a big sigh of relief as they now know their young children will be off the streets and have good nutrition throughout the day. The health of the children has greatly improved, with fewer visits to the clinic. Also, by opening our doors to the children and sharing the love of Christ in this way, many families have been receptive to learning more about Christ. The preschool functions as a church on Sunday and families have begun to attend.

We have much work yet to do with regard to things like space (how many kids can we teach in a certain size room and how should we expand) and how to best minister to the families. The property in this area is surprisingly expensive so we will probably continue to rent for the present. I would also like to hire an individual who can be more dedicated to ministering to the families. Your prayers in this area would be appreciated.

As the year comes to a close, please pray about how you might join us in this much needed work. The Donate Now button, at the bottom of this message, is for credit card donations. Donations through Paypal can be made through our web site at:

Donation can also be sent through the mail to:

God’s Daily Word Ministries
P.O. Box 190
Lorena, TX 76655

Have a Christ Centered Day!

Steve Troxel
God’s Daily Word Ministries

**** Reading Plan ****

Dec 27 Zechariah 10:1-11:17; Revelation 18:1-24; Psalm 146:1-10; Proverbs 30:33
Dec 28 Zechariah 12:1-13:9; Revelation 19:1-21; Psalm 147:1-20; Proverbs 31:1-7
Dec 29 Zechariah 14:1-21; Revelation 20:1-15; Psalm 148:1-14; Proverbs 31:8-9
Dec 30 Malachi 1:1-2:17; Revelation 21:1-27; Psalm 149:1-9; Proverbs 31:10-24
Dec 31 Malachi 3:1-4:6; Revelation 22:1-21; Psalm 150:1-6; Proverbs 31:25-31


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