LMC EAST AFRICA – JUNE UPDATE
Greetings to all in the precious name of Jesus our Lord and Savior,
June was another busy month in East Africa, as first we met in Nairobi with JJ (John Lewis), our guest and brother from Bow Down Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. We had an opportunity to chat and JJ shared the ministry vision that the Lord has laid in his heart. Then the next day it was off to Isiolo, to meet with Pastor David Kailemia (David and his wife Ann are LMC District Facilitators for Central Kenya) to help him prepare for the upcoming LMC Satellite Training School he will be facilitating in July which will be hosted by “Mutunyi Heart Touching Ministries of Isiolo”.
Next, we travelled further north into the desert region around Marsipit to the village of Logo-Logo where the LMC District Facilitators for Northern Kenya, Pastor Elias and Purity Kithinja are ministering. We arrived in Logo-Logo late at night. The following morning we went to review the “LMC Rural Village Revitalization Project – RVRP” that Elias and Purity have been overseeing for the last few years in cooperation with the international “Millenium Village Project”. The couple was recently recognized by the Project for the stunning success of the farm that they have cultivated, which has reduced malnutrition in three local villages by almost 80%.We also had the opportunity to sit down and plan a new LMC Satellite School that is to open up in Logo-Logo next month.
(**UPDATE**After a visit to Logo-Logo by the Harvest Church Mission Team, Pastor Alphonso Vessels and John Scholtz are going to provide a “Live School curriculum and a flat screen smart TV for the new school – Praise God!). The school will draw students from all over Northern Kenya.
The following day we arrived back late into Nairobi and spent the night at the Rainbow Hotel, before we left for Rongo and Rodi Kopany to meet with the LMC Satellite School alumni and students in those two towns. The Rongo class was in full session while the next Rodi class will begin in August.
The next day we were off to Mwanza town in Tanzania where we were planning to organize the graduation, but it seemed that the part-time class was behind the full-time class so that the graduation has been deferred until August 15th. Inconsistent electricity has been a real problem and Pastor Sadok has requested that we consider some Solar Panels for the school. I am going to start working on the logistics of getting some from Kenya and will forward a Quote to the US for consideration. This really applies to most of the schools in East Africa many of which are experiencing regular brown-outs and black-outs.
After leaving Mwanza, we travelled to the LMC Satellite School near Kampala, Uganda to visit with the Central Uganda DF’s Pastor Maurice & Eunice Oganda and the students that were in session there.
Finally we headed back home to Mombasa, Kenya.
CURRENT STATUS OF LMC SCHOOLS IN EAST AFRICA:
- KENYAN ISIOLO SCHOOL – RECRUITMENT IN PROCESS : SCHOOL TO BEGIN IN JULY
- KENYAN RONGO SCHOOL – CLASS IN SESSION : CURRENLY STUDYING “ACTS IN ACTION”
- KENYAN RODI-KOPANY SCHOOL – RECRUITMENT IN PROGRESS : SCHOOL TO BEGIN IN AUGUST
- TANZANIAN MWANZA SCHOOL – CLASS IN PROCESS : GRADUATION SET FOR AUG 15th
- UGANDAN KAMPALA SCHOOL – CLASS IS IN PROCESS : GRADUATION SET FOR SEPT 6th
- KENYAN LIKONI SCHOOL – CLASSES IN PROCESS
- KENYAN LUNGA-LUNGA SCHOOL – CLASSES IN PROCESS
- KENYAN LOGO-LOGO SCHOOL – RECRUITMENT IN PROGRESS : SCHOOL TO BEGIN IN AUGUST
- ETHIOPIAN POLICE STATION SCHOOL – CLASS IN SESSION : CURRENLY STUDYING “THE DIVINE PLUMBLINE”
- ETHIOPIAN MASERETE SCHOOL – CLASS IN SESSION : CURRENLY STUDYING “THE DIVINE PLUMBLINE”
- Pray for all these school as we seek to prepare this generation to reach the nations of Africa with the Gospel.
- Pray for the schools particularly that are in need of solar power due to constant blackouts and brownouts. That the Lord will provide solar panels.
- Pray for LMC Africa both in East Africa and Southern Africa. That we will fulfill the calling and mandate given to us by God, “To touch the rural villages of Africa with the Father’s Love.”
Pastor Lawrence Omondi-Oluoch
LMC Dean of Schools – East Africa