Happy New Year.
As some of you may be aware, Kenya is going through a very troubling time and I would like to give you a heads up. First thanks to all those who have sent us messages of encouragement and support.
After the national elections held on December 27, 2007, President Kibaki was declared winner, but this was disputed by the opposition party led by Raila Odinga (ODM-Orange Democratic Movement). Thereafter pro-Raila supporters started rioting, looting and burning property across the nation. The areas in which the violence was greatest are strong-holds of ODM such as Nyanza, Western, and North Rift Valley. The situation in Eldoret is still very bad, many homes, businesses, and farms have been burned to the ground. Solid Rock Children’s Home, one of the orphanages we support, has been reduced to ashes. The children have been moved into the city, still under the care of Mama Esther. We are praying for an end to the senseless killings, which have claimed many innocent lives.
Daraja members will have a meeting on January 17th 2008 at the IMU Redbud room at 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please plan to attend. The agenda will include:
1. Update on Kenya
2. Projects for this year
3. February 29th, 2008 fundraising dinner
4. Volunteer trips to Kenya