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March 2015

Shooting in Mombasa

A church official called George Karidhimba Muriki was gunned down by unidentified assailants on a motorbike, just inside the church entrance gate, during January. The attack, in the Majengo neighbourhood of Mombasa city, was the latest in a string of anti-Christian activities that had happened in the nominally Christian country. According to reports from…

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April 2014

Return to Wasat, Kenya

It was my privilege at the end of 2013 to be able to return to the area known as Pokot North, in the remote north west of Kenya. This region is over 12 hours’ drive away from Nairobi, and many of the roads to it are very poor, with some being little more than…

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Missionary Spotlight – Pokot update
April 2009

Missionary Spotlight – Pokot update

Pokot update I visited the Pokot churches in Kenya again in October 2008. It was encouraging to see continuing spiritual growth, manifested in their desire for us to preach the gospel in areas not previously visited.     The first such area was Apur, reached only after an hour's hot walk from the road. Here about 40…

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Missionary Spotlight – Missionary work – without the glamour
September 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Missionary work – without the glamour

Missionary work - without the glamour In his final report Cliff Barton shares more of the down-to-earth challenges of pastoral work among the Pokot of Kenya. Korokou is a hilly area, yet characterised by much agriculture. We were able to drive up a rough road cut out to aid development. It takes at least one and…

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Missionary Spotlight – Kenya
July 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Kenya

Kenya We continue this series on Pokot, Kenya, with another Cliff Barton article explaining graphically what is involved in missionary work in remote tribal areas. Here in Kasepa, where gospel preaching began in 1980, they have built a church in true Pokot style - a rectangle of upright sticks, and sticks and branches for a roof.…

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Missionary Spotlight – Pioneer mission in Kenya
January 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Pioneer mission in Kenya

 Pioneer mission in KenyaHere is a typical question from the people of Tarakit: 'Is it true that we must pray before the cock crows, as this is the time when the angels return to heaven and the devils come down to earth?' Tarakit is on a hill beyond Chepkinagh, with good views into Ugan…

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Missionary Spotlight – Kenya reaching the Pokot people
November 2007

Missionary Spotlight – Kenya reaching the Pokot people

Kenya - reaching the Pokot people West Pokot is in northwest Kenya. It is over 300 miles from Nairobi and close to the Ugandan border. Its people have traditionally been cattle raiders. There is little water available in their communities and no electricity. Light at night is provided by hurricane lamps. There are no vegetables…

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Cush for Christ
October 2006

Cush for Christ

Psalm 68:31 says, 'Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God'. However, 'Ethiopia' here is a translation of the Hebrew word 'Cush'. Among the several pastoral Cushite peoples in the deserts of Northern Kenya are the Rendille, with their fascinating cultural background. It is probable that the Rendille were influenced by black Ethiopian Jews…

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