Msafara – We sure need hope!

One of the amazing untold stories in these last few weeks has been the response of the church nationally to the present crisis. Many churches have given tremendously through their people and resources towards the work of looking after the displaced. In some of the worst hit areas, small congregations have labored to shelter and provide for those without. Every day I hear new stories of valor, such as that of the pastor in Eldoret who’s hosting 25 orphans & lost children from different tribes in his small house and sharing all he has with them.

An exciting initiative that’s been recently launched is ‘Msafara – Wheels of Hope’. Msafara means ‘convoy’. The vision of Msafara is to lead 300 pastors and Christians from different churches in Kenya to 5 major towns over 10 days on a mission to unify churches, conduct large scale healing/reconciliation ceremonies and distribute humanitarian supplies.

Msafara is seeking to raise 100,000 hygiene kits to distribute to the displaced across the country. What’s a hygiene kit? Thought you’d never ask! See the list below. If you are able to put together one (or a thousand), please drop it/them at the Nairobi Baptist Church, where the secretariat is housed. Or if you work in downtown Nairobi, you could leave it at the Memorial Park, which is the downtown collection center.

You can contact the Msafara secretariat on 0733-678311, 0722-219330 or info@msafara.co.ke

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Women’s kit (approx. 800/-)
Bathing Soap (large)
Tooth paste (50ml)
Toothbrush
Slippers
Sanitary towels (2 packets)
Kangas (2)
Whole Bar Soap
Plastic Afro Comb
Petroleum Jelly

Men’s kit (approx. 400/-)
Bathing Soap (large)
Tooth paste (50ml)
Toothbrush
Slippers
Whole Bar Soap
Plastic Afro Comb
Petroleum Jelly Jar

Children’s kit (approx. 400/-)
Bathing Soap (large)
Tooth paste (50ml)
Toothbrush
Slippers
Whole Bar Soap
Plastic Afro Comb
Exercise book
Pencils (2)
Rubber
Petroleum Jelly Jar

edit – there’s been a update on the composition of the kits.

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