Back in December and January I shared a little about our project to assist a community in Kenya with some of their immediate physical needs and to provide them with teachings of Divine Truth.
Since then Jesus has spent many hours tirelessly researching various means of technology that may be suitable to the rural community without power, in which Javan, his wife Susan and their family, live.
We decided to fund the installation of a modest solar system by a Kenyan company.
Click below for a link to the PDF summary report – (it has cute photos)
Divine Truth Ogembo Project Report
Jesus has spent many more hours assembling an impressive portable, rechargeable audio visual system that will allow Javan to travel between the remote parishes to share Divine Truth teachings. All of the equipment can be recharged at the home base via the solar system.
The exciting news is that at the end of April, the three awesome folk below have volunteered their time and finances to travel to Kenya to share Divine Truth with Javan, Susan and their community and to assist in training for the equipment we will be supplying.
Jesus has spent the past few weeks ironing out the glitches with the system and training Kerry, Paige and Denis in how to use it, pack it and carry it.
Donations & How They Have Been Used
Donations for this project have come from coming mainly from four major contributors. These funds were augmented by many smaller donations (for full details you can see the link to project summary below).
In our support of the community in Kenya we’ve been balancing the need to share information that provides lasting tools in the development of a relationship with God and in dealing with the causes of problems, with providing and demonstrating love and care for some of the more pressing physical needs of orphans for food and clothing.
So far we have assisted in:
– translation of Divine Truth transcripts into five local languages
– government registration which enables Javan and Susan to teach publicly without persecution or punishment
– a modest solar installation that will provide power to low voltage lighting, sound system, projector, and laptop computer.
– equipment in the form of a sound system that is small, compact, transportable, rechargeable, LED powered, compact projector, laptop computers, various auxiliary items
– money towards food, clothing and shoes for orphans
We’ve also been discussing and problem solving with Susan & Javan about the following topics (among others):
– the difference between facade and our true soul condition
– the equality of men and women in God’s eyes and the inappropriateness of separating men and women when teaching about God
– the truth some souls are created with dominant gender qualities, resulting in soulmates of the same gender
– the importance of dealing with causes and not effects
– the difference between a demand and a request, and how these states relate to our soul condition and our relationship with God
– how to deal with persecution and abuse from religious figures (like local priests) in humility and love
I think everyone involved with this project first hand would agree that it has been a great learning experience.
Since Jesus and I will continue to focus on producing Divine Truth materials that can be used to assist the maximum amount of people at one time, we will no longer be doing so much hands-on planning, purchasing, assembling, training and liaison for projects in the developing world. We feel that these projects are so worthwhile, yet there are many others who are qualified to handle these details.
For this reason a small team of people have decided to take on the task of receiving donations and coordinating projects to share Divine Truth with new individuals and communities internationally. Read about it here. If you would like to help out, donate or join this team, contact them via the blog.
Jesus and I will continue in a mentoring and advisory role for this team and their projects.
If you are interested in learning more about the Kenya project and the adventures of Kerry, Paige and Denis and you live locally to us:
There will be a afternoon ‘press conference’ and Q & A to learn more about the Kenya project on Saturday, 27th April, 12 noon @ Joy’s place.
13777 Chinchilla- Wondai Road (1.4 km past the O’Dea Road turn off, on the right)
Bring a plate of vegan food to share if you’d like to join in the festivities afterwards.
I hear a rumour that at the event we will have the opportunity to learn some rap songs about Divine Truth. These songs have been composed by Joy, and are designed to teach children some of the basic truths about God, His Love and our soul. The team traveling to Kenya will be using these songs to teach some English and have fun with the kids over there. (exciting, right?)
Here is Joy being a big kid. (I love that about her!)
If you are interested in learning more about this project and the adventures of Kerry, Paige and Denis and you live internationally:
After spending some months in Kenya, Paige, Kerry and Denis will be continuing on their international travel and are open to visiting you if you would like to hear about their experiences of sharing Divine Truth in a developing nation.
After Kenya they will also travel to Thailand/ Burma to discuss Divine Truth with a social/ health worker in that area.
At this stage their only definite stop after Kenya is England.
So, if you live in England and would like to hear them speak, or if you are in another part of the world and would be interested in having them visit to share their experiences, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will forward on your contact.
(N.B. Kerry, Paige and Denis are currently sorting out travel emails and blogs – once that is done I’ll amend this post to include these details. That way you can contact them direct. My role in forwarding on is just until that time.)
OK, I think that’s all I have to tell you about the Kenya project. As I said, its been awesome to be a part of. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to learn so much and to get to know a brother and sister on the opposite side of the world.
I can’t wait to hear how Kerry, Paige and Denis go on the next step of this adventure!