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Video: “Today, God Sent Me To Bring Peace…”

Sammy Letoole, Director of the Samburu Friends Mission, arrived in Baragoi, Kenya, in the middle of the Turkana settlement, a tribe in conflict with his own Samburu tribe. Surrounded, he believed they thought him a spy. Letoole shared with confidence, the words on his heart. “Today, God sent me to bring peace… The work of the church is to initiate…

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Video: Learn About the Education for Esther Project!

“My name is Eden, and I’d like you to meet some Kenyan girls who want to go school. They come from the Samburu and Turkana communities, where girls don’t have much of a chance to attend high school.” “There’s a lot of poverty in these parts of Kenya; most families can’t afford to pay for their children to go to…

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Summer Mission Project 2014

Goal: $20,000 When Eden Grace first visited Lokoyo Friends Primary School (Turkana, Kenya), there were no girls in Standard Eight (8th grade). Standard One (1st grade) was evenly split, but along the way, the girls drop out. They drop out because: • Parents can’t afford to send them. • Parents need them to work in the home. • Girls don’t…

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Summer Mission Project 2013

  Dear Friends, As you may know, Friends around the world joined together to pray for peaceful elections in Kenya. Those prayers, alongside the faithful presence and witness of Friends in the country, helped minimize violence and promoted peace and reconciliation in many places. As a result, hopeful signs of change are emerging. Can continual peacemaking efforts strengthen and expand…

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FUM’s 2012 Summer Mission Project: “Cash for Classrooms”

Head teacher, Jacob Benedict Lekaaso, wants to challenge Friends with this message: “You Quakers are known for your excellent schools. Why have you neglected Loltulelei?” With 1,900 students, Loltulelei Friends School is the largest school in the desert region of Samburu, Kenya. This four-room school was built of mud and wattle in the mid-1980s. Such a building is not meant…

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2012 Project: Cash for Classrooms

When Samburu Friends Mission first came to Loltulelei in 1995, the missionaries were given use of a four-room school that had been built of mud and wattle in the mid-1980s. Such a building is not meant to last more than a few years, yet Friends are still using it today. Our goal is to replace at least two of these…

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Samburu Friends Mission

Samburu Friends Missionis in a period of transition. Some very exciting things are happening, including the beginning of construction on a new meetinghouse in Lol tulelei. And some challenging things have befallen the mission, like the ransacking of the Losuk station by bandits, resulting in the evacuation of the mission personnel, abandonment of the station and the need to start…

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FUM Monthly Budget Goals

Adopt-a-Nurse — $2,000 Africa Ministries Office — $3,125 Eden Grace (includes all ministry expenses) — $9,381 Samburu Friends Mission — $2,000 Turkana Friends Mission — $2,000


The November FUM Ministry of the Month – Samburu

The November FUM Ministry of the Month* is Samburu. Please support the Samburu Friends Mission with your daily prayers for: 1) Isaiah Bikokwa, Pastor-in-Charge, who coordinates the work of the Samburu Friends Mission. 2) East Africa Yearly Meeting-North as they have accepted the oversight of the Samburu Friends Mission. 3) Safety in travel and work for the nurses, teachers, and pastors serving in this area where bandits and tribal…

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