Dire Need in Pokot
Some of my friends are dying. They are slowly starving to death. Can you help? The Pokot are a tribe in Western Kenya. I visited with them three months ago. We were cautioned not to go there, because they have been known as cattle rustlers. But we had an invitation from the Senior Chief and some of the Pokot students who had enrolled in Trinity Biblical Institute. About three hours’ drive from Kitale, Kenya, we entered a new world, a world of dust and poverty. At that point, many were hungry, but not starving. They were very open to the Gospel. One of our students at Trinity Biblical Institute has helped plant 19 small churches among the Pokot. We did start some Bible studies there last week and previously we have sent Bibles. I have never seen that type of growth before. God has been working powerfully among them. They traditionally have lived from their cattle, and constantly moved from place to place in search of water and food for their cows and goats. This year the water is gone, their cattle are dying. But now there is a severe drought. They face a terrible disaster! To confirm their need my assistant, James Kabugo, has just given his report from his visit yesterday in Kenya. Indeed, the pond that we saw with water three months ago is empty. Their crops have died. Their children are crying. This has been keeping me up at night. We do not want to create dependence, but what we have here is an emergency. For now we would like to send them $1000 US dollars for beans and maize. Once the rains have returned, we want to help them increase the size of their catchment pond and find others to help with a well. But for now, could you help them with beans and corn and funds to send a truck of water to them?
Please consider a gift to Trinity Center for World Mission and partner with us to help the Pokot. Our address is Trinity Center for World Mission; P.O. Box 580; Dahlonega, GA 30533 or you can donate online. Why do I ask? Christ has been so good to us, and when we help others, we are offering beans and maize and water to Him.
Matthew 25: 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[f] you did it to me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”