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Racefield School in Kenya: Update

Since 2006, The Crossing has supported special projects at Racefield School which is located in a very drought-prone and impoverished area of Kenya near Mwingi town. The school takes in paying boarding students while also providing education for at-risk orphans and vulnerable children. Despite the poverty of their situation, Racefield remains commited to educational excellence

Update: Kenya: Racefield Computer Room

Donors from The Crossing helped provide matching funding for Racefield School to complete their computer lab in order to comply with national educational certification mandates. Thank God with us for his provision! Below is the letter we recently received thanking the church and sharing photos:

Drought & Famine in Africa & Yemen

Pray for the more than 20 million people facing starvation in Africa and Yemen. Because of these regional food shortages, costs have doubled then tripled for our partner ministries in central Kenya.

The Crossing is sending funds for food relief to our partner ministries, especially to our partner church, New City Fellowship, and to the schools we support who feed and educate orphans and vulnerable children: Pistis School in Karen, Racefield School in Mwingi, Christ the Redeemer School in Ongata Rongai, and El Shaddai School in Mukuru.

Racefield School is in an area much more susceptible to drought. Your past assistance is making a difference even now. Funding provided by Crossing2Kenya and Crossing Kids in the past has helped Racefield School to have greater food security.

These measures include:

News From Racefield School in Kenya

Thanks to the generosity of donors from The Crossing, Racefield School has enlarged their solar system enabling them to install a computer classroom.

We are greatly encouraged by your love to move on. Thank you, to great people of God, Pastor Keith and the Entire Crossing Church and all our supporters may God richly bless you, we don’t know the better way to express it but our hearts are full filled with great joy and appreciation for your continued support to this ministry.

Lots of prayers and greetings from Racefield Family.

Wishing you God’s blessings.
Sammy & Felistus

For Racefield Children’s Ministry.

Racefield School is located outside Mwingi Town in rural Kenya where there is no electrical grid. Even so, last year the government of Kenya mandated that all schools must provide computer facilities and classes in order to keep their certification. But, the government provided no funding making their demands seem insurmountable.

Kenya Missions: There and Here

DSC03481Christine Simon and Windy Shull are currently in Nairobi, Kenya visiting our partner ministries. Then on July 24th, The Crossing will host The Wallaces, a missionary family who is visiting from our main partner congregation in Nairobi, New City Fellowship. It’s exciting to see God weaving greater connections between The Crossing and our partner ministries in Kenya. Thank God for his work in Kenya and ask him to continue to grow our partnerships there.

Mission Spotlight: Racefield School Part 2

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Another note with more photos came this week from Racefield School:

May God bless you and the entire church for your wonderful help. The solar system is working perfectly as you’ll see in the pictures. Give our love and appreciation to the pastor and the church.                                                          

God bless you, 

Sammy and Felistus

Mission Spotlight: Racefield School in Kenya

The Crossing and Crossing Kids have partnered with Racefield School since 2006 when members of The Crossing living in Kenya began visiting and sharing resources with their ministry. Racefield School serves children in the Mwingi area of Kenya that are preschool through 8th grade. These children come from an area of Kenya where cyclic drought

Mission Spotlight: Kenya

One of the main reasons The Crossing started partnerships in Kenya was a desire to train and equip indigenous church leaders to effectively take the gospel to their own people. We are motivated by love for the Kenyan people and a desire for them to know God more deeply. Since 2006, The Crossing has been growing our cooperative connection with New City Fellowship-Nairobi, our main partner church in Kenya, and with the AEPC (African Evangelical Presbyterian Church).

Most AEPC congregations in Kenya are very poor. Almost all are located in remote rural areas, though a few serve urban slum and ethnic minority populations. AEPC pastors are rarely able to complete bible courses at the 2-year diploma level, much less strive for bachelors or masters degrees in theology.

Our partnerships in Kenya now include:

  • pastoral education (including BATS and MATS)
  • Christlike leadership development
  • church planting
  • mentoring indigenous evangelists to reach their own ethnic groups
  • emergency relief
  • racial and tribal reconciliation
  • education and healthcare for marginalized populations including:
    • orphans and vulnerable children
    • refugees