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Samburu
Friends
Mission
founded in 1995 by
Isaiah Bikokwa, a
Friends missionary to
the Turkana people
Isaiah Bikokwa retired in July 2013
Sammy Letoole,
the first Samburu
Friend trained at
Friends Theological
College, is now
serving as the
Mission Director.
Go...
Samburu Friends
Mission is now a
fully
“indigenous”
church, a
mission of the
Samburu
people, for their
community
The new leaders opened a local bank
account, and are fully responsible for
managing the mission’s money
The mission treasurer and the monthly
meeting treasurer are so proud to have
made the first bank deposits of their lives
The staff of the mission are nearly all
Samburu Friends
Samburu Mission has two full meetings
and two new church plants. This is Lorian
Friends Church.
This is Malalwa Friends Church and
nursery school, the newest church plant
Here are the youth members of
Loltulelei Friends Church
The leaders of Loltulelei Friends
Church inside the new meetinghouse
The new Loltulelei church after
plastering the walls
Worship is at the center of all the
Samburu Mission activities
One Sunday each month, the young
adults lead the worship
Samburu Friends praise God through
their indigenous culture
The men’s choir at Lorian Friends
One of the women’s choirs at Loltulelei, at
the dedication of the new classrooms
One of the USFW choirs at Lorian
One of the USFW choirs at Loltulelei
The children’s choir at Loltulelei
Some of the members at Lorian
God is raising up dynamic young
leadership among Samburu Friends
Rosinah
Lepariyo, the
first Samburu
Quaker
woman to be
trained as a
pastor
Christopher
Leaduma,
the
evangelist at
Lorian
Christopher
Leaduma
and his son
with Eden
Grace,
FUM’s new
Global
Ministries
Director
Lorian Friends Church
Lorian Friends just built this new Sunday
School and nursery school building
New borehole at Lorian
Loltulelei Friends Dispensary building
– in dire need of new construction!
Simon and Peter, the clinical staff of the
Dispensary
The biosand water
filter project was
recently introduced
at Loltulelei
Wherever Friends are, there are
Friends Schools
Loltulelei Friends School is a community-based
primary school. This is the school board.
FUM’s Summer
Mission Project in
2012 resulted in
two new and two
renovated
classrooms at
Loltulelei.
The new
classrooms
replaced
rooms that
looked like
this.
Loltulelei Friends School students love
their school – and they are the top
performing school in the District
Loltulelei Friends School has won national
competitions with its traditional Samburu
songs and dances
Rehearsing for the upcoming
competition in Nairobi
Loltulelei Friends Nursery School
meets in the new meetinghouse
Most adult Samburu women are illiterate.
Samburu Mission runs an adult literacy
program to teach these women
Children who
work full-time
tending the
family’s animals
come to a special
night school
called “Shepherd
School”. This is
...
It is very difficult for a family to pay
for secondary school, and girls are
often left behind. Samburu Mission
sponsors 1...
The 2014
Summer
Mission Project
raised over
$20,000 to
support girl-
child education
in Turkana and
Samburu
Upper Hill (Loosuk) Dispensary as it
appeared in February 2007
The same building 12 months later
The Upper Hill compound was destroyed
during the post-election violence of 2008
The windows, doors, furniture, supplies,
equipment and roofing were all stolen.
This is what remains of the pastors house
This was the church and nursery
school building
We can’t
rebuild at
Upper Hill.
But God has
not allowed
us to be
discouraged.
Friends have been given this land in
Loosuk Market, a growing and
populous area, in order to develop a
new ministry to the...
Samburu Friends have a vision of an
Empowerment Center on this land
An Empowerment Center will offer
much-needed goods and services to
the community while also serving as a
vocational traini...
Lorian Church
members are doing
the planning of this
project. They started
out by identifying
goods and services that are ...
Motorcycles are the most common form
of public transportation. They are in
constant need of repair
Business services like photocopying,
typing and email are in very high demand,
and computer classes are greatly needed
School supplies and text books can’t be
bought in Loosuk, yet every child is
required to have them.
Sewing of school uniforms
and dresses is a profitable
business and a desirable
vocational skill
A guest house with meeting rooms, like
this one in Maralal, would allow many
different groups to hold community
mobilizati...
Friends are called to impact their
community as well as generate income to
sustain the mission work.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is changing
lives in Samburu
The gospel is truly good news to the
Samburu people
Thank you for partnering in what God is doing
in Samburu through Friends United Meeting
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An overview of the ministries and priorities of Samburu Friends Mission, an FUM project partner in Kenya.

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Samburu Friends Mission Overview

  1. 1. Samburu Friends Mission founded in 1995 by Isaiah Bikokwa, a Friends missionary to the Turkana people
  2. 2. Isaiah Bikokwa retired in July 2013
  3. 3. Sammy Letoole, the first Samburu Friend trained at Friends Theological College, is now serving as the Mission Director. God is doing exciting things in Samburu!
  4. 4. Samburu Friends Mission is now a fully “indigenous” church, a mission of the Samburu people, for their community
  5. 5. The new leaders opened a local bank account, and are fully responsible for managing the mission’s money
  6. 6. The mission treasurer and the monthly meeting treasurer are so proud to have made the first bank deposits of their lives
  7. 7. The staff of the mission are nearly all Samburu Friends
  8. 8. Samburu Mission has two full meetings and two new church plants. This is Lorian Friends Church.
  9. 9. This is Malalwa Friends Church and nursery school, the newest church plant
  10. 10. Here are the youth members of Loltulelei Friends Church
  11. 11. The leaders of Loltulelei Friends Church inside the new meetinghouse
  12. 12. The new Loltulelei church after plastering the walls
  13. 13. Worship is at the center of all the Samburu Mission activities
  14. 14. One Sunday each month, the young adults lead the worship
  15. 15. Samburu Friends praise God through their indigenous culture
  16. 16. The men’s choir at Lorian Friends
  17. 17. One of the women’s choirs at Loltulelei, at the dedication of the new classrooms
  18. 18. One of the USFW choirs at Lorian
  19. 19. One of the USFW choirs at Loltulelei
  20. 20. The children’s choir at Loltulelei
  21. 21. Some of the members at Lorian
  22. 22. God is raising up dynamic young leadership among Samburu Friends
  23. 23. Rosinah Lepariyo, the first Samburu Quaker woman to be trained as a pastor
  24. 24. Christopher Leaduma, the evangelist at Lorian
  25. 25. Christopher Leaduma and his son with Eden Grace, FUM’s new Global Ministries Director
  26. 26. Lorian Friends Church
  27. 27. Lorian Friends just built this new Sunday School and nursery school building
  28. 28. New borehole at Lorian
  29. 29. Loltulelei Friends Dispensary building – in dire need of new construction!
  30. 30. Simon and Peter, the clinical staff of the Dispensary
  31. 31. The biosand water filter project was recently introduced at Loltulelei
  32. 32. Wherever Friends are, there are Friends Schools
  33. 33. Loltulelei Friends School is a community-based primary school. This is the school board.
  34. 34. FUM’s Summer Mission Project in 2012 resulted in two new and two renovated classrooms at Loltulelei.
  35. 35. The new classrooms replaced rooms that looked like this.
  36. 36. Loltulelei Friends School students love their school – and they are the top performing school in the District
  37. 37. Loltulelei Friends School has won national competitions with its traditional Samburu songs and dances
  38. 38. Rehearsing for the upcoming competition in Nairobi
  39. 39. Loltulelei Friends Nursery School meets in the new meetinghouse
  40. 40. Most adult Samburu women are illiterate. Samburu Mission runs an adult literacy program to teach these women
  41. 41. Children who work full-time tending the family’s animals come to a special night school called “Shepherd School”. This is the only program of its type in Samburu.
  42. 42. It is very difficult for a family to pay for secondary school, and girls are often left behind. Samburu Mission sponsors 10 girls in secondary school.
  43. 43. The 2014 Summer Mission Project raised over $20,000 to support girl- child education in Turkana and Samburu
  44. 44. Upper Hill (Loosuk) Dispensary as it appeared in February 2007
  45. 45. The same building 12 months later
  46. 46. The Upper Hill compound was destroyed during the post-election violence of 2008
  47. 47. The windows, doors, furniture, supplies, equipment and roofing were all stolen.
  48. 48. This is what remains of the pastors house
  49. 49. This was the church and nursery school building
  50. 50. We can’t rebuild at Upper Hill. But God has not allowed us to be discouraged.
  51. 51. Friends have been given this land in Loosuk Market, a growing and populous area, in order to develop a new ministry to the community.
  52. 52. Samburu Friends have a vision of an Empowerment Center on this land
  53. 53. An Empowerment Center will offer much-needed goods and services to the community while also serving as a vocational training center and providing an income stream for the mission.
  54. 54. Lorian Church members are doing the planning of this project. They started out by identifying goods and services that are needed by the community and that have a strong chance of being profitable. Currently, people travel to Maralal for these services, about an hour by motorcycle, at a cost of $10 round trip.
  55. 55. Motorcycles are the most common form of public transportation. They are in constant need of repair
  56. 56. Business services like photocopying, typing and email are in very high demand, and computer classes are greatly needed
  57. 57. School supplies and text books can’t be bought in Loosuk, yet every child is required to have them.
  58. 58. Sewing of school uniforms and dresses is a profitable business and a desirable vocational skill
  59. 59. A guest house with meeting rooms, like this one in Maralal, would allow many different groups to hold community mobilization events in Loosuk.
  60. 60. Friends are called to impact their community as well as generate income to sustain the mission work.
  61. 61. The gospel of Jesus Christ is changing lives in Samburu
  62. 62. The gospel is truly good news to the Samburu people
  63. 63. Thank you for partnering in what God is doing in Samburu through Friends United Meeting

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