During the month of December I will be sending out several messages which will highlight what you, through your prayers and financial support of this ministry, have been doing in 2013. God’s Daily Word Ministries is focused in two main areas of ministry. One area is internet based through email and web site devotions as well as personal email correspondence, and the other area is direct community transformation in two separate locations in Kenya.
One of our community transformation programs is centered in the slum area of Mathare outside of Nairobi. In this area we operate a preschool for 50 children representing 45 family units. Most of these families live in single room 10ft x 10ft structures with no plumbing or electricity. We believe that ministry to the children in terms of education, food, and spiritual development are vitally important; but ministry into the families has the potential to bear even longer lasting fruit.
One way we are ministering to the families is through our Group Savings and Credit program. This program brings people together for prayer, accountability, and small business training. The program encourages savings and also makes small loans to individuals who can demonstrate an adequate plan and determination to succeed.
Aida Mihame is one of the women who have benefited from our program both at the Mathare Children’s Center and also with the Savings and Credit program. Aida was working at a club selling local liquor and supplementing her meager income to feed her five children by selling her body to willing customers; “I did not have peace after every night sleeping with men to feed my children.”
Aida brought her youngest child to the Children’s center and from there we introduced her to the Savings and Credit program. After several months, she was granted a small loan and started her chapati business. Her business has grown and she now employs three other ladies from the club where she used to work. Through our Bible teaching she began to understand the gospel message and is now a Christian. Her story is one of many in this area where the need is so great.
Your faithful support has been such a wonderful encouragement. I will be sharing several more stories and projects over the next few weeks. God is doing a mighty work and I am boldly asking you to join with us as you are able with a one time donation or monthly contributions. A donation link will be included at the bottom of the messages though the month of December.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
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