An outreach to launch new project in Kenya slums

By April 17, 2008

Kenya (MNN) — Kenya's
president, Mwai Kibaki, has finally brought about an end to months of political

Opposition leader Raila
Odinga is the head of a new 40-member cabinet, as part of a power-sharing
agreement between the Party of National Unity (PNU) and the Orange Democratic
Movement (ODM).
The division of the cabinet positions between the PNU and ODM comes after months
of talks and violence following the December elections.  

While government leaders are
saying the crisis is over, chaos still exists, especially in places where
poverty is rampant. That's why bringing
hope to these dark corners is so vital. 

IN Network was ready to launch a
new program in the Kibera slums when the unrest began: "The world is never a safe place, but
the world is even scarier for women and children," says IN Network's Rody Rodeheaverr. Unfortunately, that launch was
interrupted by the riots. 

The team didn't give up. Even though the progress was delayed, they steadily
pressed forward. Unfortunately, momentum
was lost. The team was working toward a child sponsorship program, as well as a discipleship and mentorship program. Rodeheaver says, "We're going
back in about three weeks to launch and reconstitute all of that that was
slowed up because of the violence."  

IN Network's partner in the region is currently
working with 150 children in a mentorship program. It's IN Networks answer to being part of the
peace solution. Rodeheaver explains, "How
this program will reach out to them is to link them up with a mentor, someone
who is a believer who is attending a church in the slum so they understand the
realities of that place; they understand what it means to live there. They also
are people who know Christ, who have hope and who are growing in Him, and
who can walk alongside of these children."

Their goal is to have reached a
thousand children within the next three years.
Pray for funding to support this program. As the situation continues to settle down,
the displaced are able to return home. Pray for the displaced that Christian
ministries will help in providing for their huge needs.

If you want more information on this program, click here.

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