Pistis (Faith) School, Nairobi
In early 2007 The Crossing formed a partnership with Pistis (Faith) School to help educate the children of students working on ministry and theology degrees at NEGST Seminary in Nairobi, Kenya. At great sacrifice, these students come to attend this excellent seminary from all over Africa and three other continents. Some are from war torn areas like Sudan and Congo. Graduates of NEGST will lead the Church of tomorrow in Africa and beyond. Some will even found universities and hospitals. But while they are in seminary many of these families struggle to pay for rent and food, not to mention seminary fees and books. It is our hope that by helping to educate their children we can keep these families strong and encouraged as they prepare to serve the Lord.
Pamoja (Unity) Children’s Center, Igoji
This full service orphanage in the Meru district of Igoji, provides room and board for nearly 50 orphans as well as on-site primary education for another 50 children. They also have a scholarship program that allows older orphans to participate in the secondary school. In addition, they host a support group for women living with HIV. The women learn together, care for one another and participate in making crafts to generate income to support themselves and their children. The goal is to help the women remain healthy and earning an honorable living to prevent their children becoming orphans. The Crossing is a major contributor in supporting the work of Paul and Martha with these orphans. Our donations helped to build the dorm, kitchen, school room, latrines and dig the deep well they use for water. They still have many on-going needs for food, clothing, worker/teacher’s salaries, beds, blankets, shoes, and medical care.
Racefield School Ministries, Mwingi
Racefield is a boarding school for over 50 orphans and at-risk children located in the semi-arid dessert region outside Mwingi Town. An additional 20-30 children walk in for day school at Racefield. Despite destitute poverty and a nearly non-existent budget, few textbooks and teachers who are working without pay, Racefield School consistently takes top marks in area standardized tests. Over the last two years members of The Crossing have helped improved the lives of these kids by supporting the installation of drip irrigation projects, a chicken and egg project and most recently, a solar electric project. Now the kids can study at night, have lights in their dorm wards and live in greater safety thanks to all-night security lights. They still need textbooks, teacher’s salaries, shoes, blankets, expansion of the solar project, another drip irrigation set, a rainwater collection tank and more hens for the egg project.
Mwingi Projects with The Crossing