Kenya (MNN) — Kenya's political leaders held their first
meeting this week since agreeing to share power. President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader
Raila Odinga are now addressing moving the country past post-election violence
that killed more than 1,000 people.
Despite the deal, there are fears that the violence will not
fade easily. Much of it degenerated into
chaos and pitted former neighbors against each other. Some of the trouble
stemmed from land disagreements in the Rift Valley, and the political issues
served as the spark to ignite the strife.
As the country stabilizes, Buckner International says they're resuming
mission trips to Kenya. This will be an
encouragement to the Kenyan children and staff.
President Ken Hall says, "It's an answer to prayer that Kenyans
have recognized the need for peace and that our teams will be able to be the
hands of Christ to a country that needs healing."
The agency has an extensive ministry in Kenya. Its Baptist
Children's Center in Nairobi and Seeds of Hope Children's Home in Kitale care
for a total of 115 orphans, and schools there serve an additional 75 children.
Teams will not only be working to meet the physical needs of
the children, but also showing the love and hope of Christ with them.