Christian Kinship Solution for Orphan Crisis in Kenya
SHEKINAH GLORY MISSIONS
Even before the church is built, our kinships meet for worship in temporary shelters. In addition to the Gospel, we strive to provide all who attend with a meal. In years of drought and famine without outside resources, this is often a life-saving outreach. In areas of starvation, food is like a magnet for the children. Around our feeding programs, local kinships can easily identify those kids who truly have no close relatives to care for them. The kids from our congregations - who we know are truly alone - are provided with protection and a sense of belonging at the collective level; they’re taken in by our church families, and provided with care. The next step, and priority, is to make available a permanent home for them. That is where we unite our efforts to acquire land, build a church and establish a Church and a Kinship Children Home.
Shekinah Glory Missions Leaders Reverend Benjamin Tanguli Mutoka and his wife Christine Nafula Tanguli are known as Pastors caring for orphans. They provide shelters,Christian’s family upbringing and education for many desperate children from kinships they oversee.
As we strive here to create the infrastructure necessary for the self-sufficient communities there are daily needs for assistance with food and water, healthcare, education, orphan and vulnerable children care, agriculture programs, church planting and church leadership development. Living in the midst of all this, we try to assess best how to use every dollar in the most effective way. Nevertheless, at any time you can direct your funds to a project of your choice.
SHEKINAH GLORY MISSIONS FOUNDERS AND LEADERS
has served as a pastor with Deliverance Church since 1996. Shortly after finishing his education in theology at Jacksonville University, he began evangelizing in Kenya, planting new churches, and training others.
In addition, he also joined the ministry of his wife Christine, who served at that time as a teacher in Kakuma Refugee Camp. Simultaneously Bishop Tanguli was reaching out further with his evangelist efforts by sharing the Gospel, and planting churches in Northern Kenya, Southern Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.
Currently the couple oversees 70 churches in Central and Northern Kenya 10 of them Kinship Children Homes.
studied at Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya. Right after graduation she began to teach and minister to internally displaced youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp. Because caring for ousted youth was in her heart and family tradition, in 2008 Christine and Ben were led by God to open their own Gilgal High School in Kitale. Their first students were children from local refugee camps, victims of 2007 post-election violence. It was immediately obvious that in addition to school, they also need a home to stay: initially they had to sleep in the school building.
The school grew, and soon proved to be a blessing to the entire community. Within two years, with God’s help, the local congregation built a church next to it - that soon welcomed more abandoned children and became the Ephraim Kinship Home.
Ben and Christine live in Kitale, Kenya, and have five children - four of their own and one adopted, but Christine says: "I am a pastor, mother of 4, and parent of 300".
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