The Bible Society of Kenya is responding to the severe famine that has hit the Horn of Africa by bringing food and spiritual support to the Turkana people who live in the north-west of the country.
Like many others throughout the region, after two seasons of insufficient rain the Turkana people are facing disaster. Some have walked long distances to refugee camps in search of food, but others including the elderly and children are unable to leave their villages.
Bible Society will focus on ten remote villages, reaching 1,000 families. It will provide food parcels designed to last four months and then, as physical needs are met, it will provide 100 Proclaimer audio Scripture units so that people can listen to God’s Word.
This article is from The Word at Work – Summer 2011.
As Maxine (pictured) lay buried under the rubble of her own restaurant, her only comfort was a poster of the Ten Commandments, which she meditated on as she lay trapped. She felt a deep peace that somehow she would be rescued.