Woman Receives 'Living Water' of Christ at Base Building Site
On the recent Kenya trip, some of the members of the Kenya team worked to help build a water tank base at Grace's home. As they were working a friend, Winnie, a 32-year old mother of four, came to help work with the team.
But as it turned out, God had other plans for that time as well! As some of the women worked on the water tank base to help bring access to physical water for Grace, God was also at work through Pastor Joyce (a member of the women's group), as she shared the 'Living Water' of Christ with Winnie and led her to receive Christ!
Praise God! He is at work in such wonderful ways - bringing new life and transformation on so many levels!
We are so thankful that 90% of the PFP women’s groups have a pastor as part of their group! We rejoice with how God is using Pastor Joyce and others to share His love and Truth so that more women are being drawn closer to Him!
"Pray that the Women's Group and Cluster don’t Grow Weary in Doing Good."
The Kenyan women continue to embrace and help three very needy women in their region who have suffered greatly: Lydia (pictured above with two of her children), Grace (pictured below with her husband), and Mary. Praise God that His light is shining in the darkness as the Kwambeu Women’s Group, their AIC church, and other women's groups, continue to surround the women with love and care.
Thank God! Grace returned home April 21st after her free fistula repair surgery at the county hospital. She is now recovering well at home. News from Susan Musembi, Kilome RPM: “We can’t imagine Grace at her home, very happy with her husband, recalling her former state as 'history' now. This is a big dream that has become a reality!"
"Her group provides medicine that she uses and the cluster is visiting on the 20th of this month ready to assist with food and other items, and also some cash for medicine. We thank God!”
Grace's group has also assisted in planting her field in time for the long rains, since the doctor advised her not to work for six months.
Praise God for the way these women are sharing the love of Christ and living out their Christian witness! Susan requests that we pray for them: "Pray that the women's group and the cluster don’t grow weary in doing good."
Pray for God's Protection for Lydia and House Construction
Pray for God’s protection over Lydia and her family. Susan’s update on Lydia: “Lydia and her family are doing well. The baby of her daughter is doing well and the group, her church members and well-wishers have really supported the girl with food, clothes for the baby and the mother, and even the family at large."
The Kwambeu Women's Group, their AIC church, and the more established women's groups from the Mbooni, Kisau, and Tulimani regions, are helping to build a 2-room house which will have a metal roof to catch rainwater into Lydia's new tank, delivered during the 2019 work team visit.
Susan Musembi, Kilome RPM, said, "The foundation is ready, they've purchased some bricks, and stones and sand are at the site. PFP-Kenya is supporting the work, the bricks are now being ferried to the site."
The women expect this work to take less than two weeks after every item is brought to the site. Pray that the construction will go smoothly and for God's protection for Lydia and family from harm.
Pray for a Successful Walk for Water on June 8, 10 am at Seward Park
It's that time of year again! Our 11th annual Walk For Water is on Saturday, June 8th, 10 am at Seward Park. Our goal: to raise $30,000 for water tanks for the Kenyan women! Pray for many participants to turn out, more team captains, and volunteers!
Walk (or run!) for Kenyan women and families who don’t have access to clean, safe water. With every step, you are contributing to our goal of bringing rainwater catchment tanks to rural Kenyan communities.
Pray for more team captains to form teams. This involves asking a group of friends to join in walking for water so women in Kenya don’t have to! They can walk in person or join “virtually” by making a donation on behalf of the team on the Path From Poverty website.
Pray for our event planner, Hannah Blomberg, who is coordinating the event alongside Jennifer Stephens, PFP Marketing and Communications Manager.
Pray for all the details and preparations to come together smoothly for this fun and educational event for the whole family.
Pray for Land Ownership Court Case to be Settled - June 6th
Continue to pray for Regina K. who will go to court again on June 6th. She has been dealing with this threatening "land grab" situation for over 20 years!
In March, she explained to us that when her husband passed away 20 years ago he had two wives. Since that time, the family of the other wife has been trying to take away her land! This has been very difficult for her and she has gone to court multiple times (paying for a lawyer each time) and it's still not settled...
Please pray for justice in Regina's next court appearance, which is coming up on June 6th— and that it will be permanently settled!
Pray for Income-Generating Efforts and Rain in New Regions
Regina Mbaluku, Malili RPM, recently wrote in her monthly report: “The challenges we had were lack of clean water for drinking, the dams were getting dry and the water muddy. Those who have tanks didn’t have enough rainwater, and the long rains have delayed. To get clean water, we had to pay 50 Kenya Shillings for a 20-liter jerry can."
"Please remember us in prayer. Many members don’t have water tanks. We pray by God’s help every woman by next year to have a tank.”
The women in PFP's newest regions, Malili, Kibwezi, and Kilome, are working very hard to generate income to buy water tanks. And PFP is supporting their efforts through the provision of monthly gift tanks. Pray that God will richly bless the women's efforts!
Pray for PFP-Supported Secondary Students
Women in the Mbooni region are supporting two orphan girls who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to study in Secondary School: Petronilla Mwende and Wavinya Kioko at Kyanguma Secondary School. PFP-US is matching their efforts by also supporting two students: Emmaculet Mutheu and Faith Mueni Ndunge at Utangwa Girls' Secondary School.
Please pray for God's blessing on their efforts and for effective study habits and diligence in their studies.
Continue to Pray for the Indonesia Program Future after June 2019
Please continue to pray for God’s leading and guidance for the future of this program after June 2019.
Pray that He will raise up an organization or donor(s) who will continue the support of this program into the future.
Thank God for Program Director Hotmaida Siahaan’s trust in the Lord and her faithful, persevering, committed attitude to continue to come alongside the women in poverty there.
Please continue to pray for wisdom, guidance and strength for Hotmaida as she faces many challenges.