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Pistis Visit Summer 2016

DSC03481Christine Simon and Windy Shull visited Nairobi, Kenya for almost two weeks this July. Their goal was to visit as many of The Crossing’s partner ministries as possible. They especially wanted to connect with the children and teachers at Pistis School where they were able to spend 3 full days. They delivered the book bags our kids painted during Kids Club and also took other gifts to help the kids and teachers.

Crossing Kids has closely partnered with Pistis for many years. Crossing Kids Sunday morning large group offering money is used to help Pistis School purchase their curriculum each year. You can find out more about the ways we support and connect with Pistis School by checking out this blog post from earlier this year: Mission Spotlight: Pistis School.

Enjoy this video Crossing Kids shared in large group on Sunday morning, September 4th, to tell our kids about Windy and Christine’s visit to Pistis:

Mission Spotlight: Pistis School

PICT8845Next week, during Kids Club, our kids will be making canvas bags as a service project for orphans and school children in Kenya. Many of those bags will go to the 85 students who attend Pistis School.

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Some of the bags will be sent out with teams visiting Nairobi area orphanages. The remainder of the bags will go to the 138 students who attend Racefield School which I’ve written about previously: Here is Part 1 and here is Part 2.DSC03385In 2006, The Crossing became involved with Pistis School when one of our members began volunteering there while living in Kenya. Pistis School is an elementary level school located on the edge of Nairobi, Kenya. It provides education for the children of graduate students attending Africa International University (formerly Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology.) Usually, at least one family member is getting an education at AIU while their kids are attending Pistis School. They are studying education, Bible translation, missions, theology, counseling, business and other disciplines. These graduate students and their families come from dozens of countries in Africa (South Sudan, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda to name a few). There are also students from Europe and the US. Sometimes, kids are attending Pistis as orphans in the care of extended family members because they have lost their parents due to unrest, civil war, illness or terrorism in their home country. Pistis also educates local kids who are orphans or in financial need.DSC03460