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2013 Kenya
Teaching Team

to 3/10/2013 (Team Cost: $1395*)

Evangelism – Turkana

Share the Faith in northern Kenya where some of the least evangelized people live. Help plant the seeds of Christianity to those who have begun to respond to the Gospel in the Turkana tribe. Evangelism and teaching will take place in rural areas outside of Lodwar, where Christianity is being preached.

In northern Kenya, the 2013 Kenya Evangelism Team has been invited by Archbishop MAKARIOS of Kenya to help three dedicated Orthodox clergy of the Turkana region nurture and expand the Church in thirteen communities among the Turkana people. This Team will be led by OCMC Executive Director, Rev. Martin Ritsi, and will travel through the Turkana tribal region of Kenya. Team members will visit the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary in Nairobi before traveling to Lodwar in the north. Through use of Bible skits, stories and the use of the Jesus Film (in the Turkana language), Team members will present the Good News of Christ’s love for His people.

About 9% of Kenya’s population belongs to peoples only marginally impacted by the Gospel. Lodwar, the largest town in northwestern Kenya with a population of 17,000, is the capital of the Turkana District. The Turkana, who live in this remote region, are a Nilotic people numbering less than half a million people, are noted for raising camels and weaving baskets. In their oral traditions, they designate themselves the people of the grey bull. The Turkana people are one of the least evangelized people groups on the continent. Share the Gospel and teach the faith in rural areas outside of Lodwar. Continue to build a relationship with the Kenyans of Lodwar and share your Faith by providing outreach to the Turkana tribe.

Assist the Church with its ongoing mission outreach to witness and make disciples by teaching and evangelizing to those who have begun to respond to the Gospel in the Turkana tribe. Participants must be in good physical condition, willing to sleep in tents, hike through the desert and teach the Faith.

Bring the Good News of salvation to villages in the desert region of Turkana.

Dates: March 1 - 10, 2013
Cost: $1,395 + airfare

* Airfare not included in Team costs. Team members must travel on scheduled dates; air travel to be coordinated with OCMC; ground transportation will be provided. Team members are encouraged to raise the additional funds to cover the cost of domestic and international travel.
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God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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