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Turkana
Friends
Mission
in partnership
with Friends
United Meeting
Turkana
County is in
the north-
western
desert
region of
Kenya
Turkana is a
harsh desert
climate. The
Turkana
tribe are
nomadic
animal
herders
The peoplevalue their beautiful traditional culture,
whichis sowell adapted to their environment.
Yet life is veryhard in Turkana. Water is scarce.
Photo: Anthony Morland/IRIN
The Friends missionbegan in 1970 with a vocational
training school onthis compoundin Kalokol
Today the
mission does
evangelism,
pastoral
ministry,
education,
waterprojects
and income
generation
The mission is entirely run by Turkana Friends
themselves. John Moru is the Director.
Simon Ekaran is the Pastor in Charge
Peter Emana
Lotengan,
Turkana
Mission
project
manager, is on
long-term
“loan” to
Oxfam
The mission has a total ofabout 27 employees:
pastors,teachers, evangelists and support staff
John Lomuria is
the Vice
Chairman of
the mission
Board. Eden
Grace attends
Board meetings
whenever
possible.
Evangelism
and
Pastoral
Ministry
There are
now 16
Friends
Churches in
Turkana,
with more
being
started each
year
Some have buildings while others meet in the
open. Even a little bit of shade helps.
LokoyoFriends Church
Lochuga Friends Church
LodwarFriends Church
Nakiria
Friends
Church
meets
under this
tree.
Turkana Friends Mission has care ofthe Friends
Church inside the Kakuma Refugee Camp, founded
by CongoleseFriends and nowi...
Some ofthe children of Kakuma RefugeeCamp
Friends Church
John and Grace Morupitch a tent when they go
on evangelisticmissions.
Theyhave felt a call to minister among the
Toposa people in South Sudan
Toposa
South Sudan has been devastated by decades of war.
John is studying psychology in orderto better
minister to thesepeople.
Malnutrition is a
serious problem
among the Toposa,
so John travels
with basic medical
supplies and
information.
Education
Only 3% ofthe
Turkana
population have a
secondary
education or
above.
15% have primary
level.
82% haveno
education at all
The mission
operates
three
primary
schools and
numerous
nursery
schools
Lochuga
Friends
School
Lodwar Friends Nursery School
The students line up to receive a healthy lunch
LokoyoFriends School
Nakiria Friends School
Girls and women are disadvantaged in Turkana
society.The Friends Missioninvests in women.
We
sponsor
girls to
attend
high
school and
thereby
avoid early
marriage
Water
Projects
Themission
takes its
priorities from
the local
community.
These Friends
in Katapokori
said that their
biggest need
was wat...
Hand pumps are available for the whole
community to use.
There is no
surface
water in
Turkana.
This is how
people
traditionally
access
water.
Biosand
water filters
make the
murky
Turkana
groundwater
safe to drink
This wellin
Lokoyois one of
the Friends’
oldest, and is
about to be
rebuilt for the
third time.
Unfortu-
nately,
some wells
fail. This
one in
Kalokol
only brings
up salty
water.
Income
Generation
95% ofthe
population lives
below the
Kenyan
government’s
official poverty
line
After a raresprinkling of rain, the grass grows
tall and brown. No crops can grow here.
Women make beautiful baskets but struggle to get
them to market
Right
Sharing of
World
Resourcesis
now
supporting
Turkana
Friends
women
Friendly Waterfor the World offers trainings in
entrepreneurship and business planning for
Young Adult Friends
“Ekone” means Friends. Ekone House was an income-
generating project for Turkana Mission,with retail
space in front and re...
There are now
plans to build a
conference
center in Lodwar
to generate
income for
mission work
This is St
Theresa’sin
Lodwar–our
conference
center could
feel like this:
cool, shady
and
welcoming
Turkana Mission’s prayer concerns:
- reliabletransportation
- peacein South Sudan in orderto developa more
sustained prese...
Thank you for your partnership through
Friends United Meeting!
www.fum.org
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015
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Turkana Friends Mission Overview - May 2015

  1. 1. Turkana Friends Mission in partnership with Friends United Meeting
  2. 2. Turkana County is in the north- western desert region of Kenya
  3. 3. Turkana is a harsh desert climate. The Turkana tribe are nomadic animal herders
  4. 4. The peoplevalue their beautiful traditional culture, whichis sowell adapted to their environment.
  5. 5. Yet life is veryhard in Turkana. Water is scarce. Photo: Anthony Morland/IRIN
  6. 6. The Friends missionbegan in 1970 with a vocational training school onthis compoundin Kalokol
  7. 7. Today the mission does evangelism, pastoral ministry, education, waterprojects and income generation
  8. 8. The mission is entirely run by Turkana Friends themselves. John Moru is the Director.
  9. 9. Simon Ekaran is the Pastor in Charge
  10. 10. Peter Emana Lotengan, Turkana Mission project manager, is on long-term “loan” to Oxfam
  11. 11. The mission has a total ofabout 27 employees: pastors,teachers, evangelists and support staff
  12. 12. John Lomuria is the Vice Chairman of the mission Board. Eden Grace attends Board meetings whenever possible.
  13. 13. Evangelism and Pastoral Ministry
  14. 14. There are now 16 Friends Churches in Turkana, with more being started each year
  15. 15. Some have buildings while others meet in the open. Even a little bit of shade helps.
  16. 16. LokoyoFriends Church
  17. 17. Lochuga Friends Church
  18. 18. LodwarFriends Church
  19. 19. Nakiria Friends Church meets under this tree.
  20. 20. Turkana Friends Mission has care ofthe Friends Church inside the Kakuma Refugee Camp, founded by CongoleseFriends and nowincluding many different nationalities.
  21. 21. Some ofthe children of Kakuma RefugeeCamp Friends Church
  22. 22. John and Grace Morupitch a tent when they go on evangelisticmissions.
  23. 23. Theyhave felt a call to minister among the Toposa people in South Sudan
  24. 24. Toposa
  25. 25. South Sudan has been devastated by decades of war. John is studying psychology in orderto better minister to thesepeople.
  26. 26. Malnutrition is a serious problem among the Toposa, so John travels with basic medical supplies and information.
  27. 27. Education
  28. 28. Only 3% ofthe Turkana population have a secondary education or above. 15% have primary level. 82% haveno education at all
  29. 29. The mission operates three primary schools and numerous nursery schools
  30. 30. Lochuga Friends School
  31. 31. Lodwar Friends Nursery School
  32. 32. The students line up to receive a healthy lunch
  33. 33. LokoyoFriends School
  34. 34. Nakiria Friends School
  35. 35. Girls and women are disadvantaged in Turkana society.The Friends Missioninvests in women.
  36. 36. We sponsor girls to attend high school and thereby avoid early marriage
  37. 37. Water Projects
  38. 38. Themission takes its priorities from the local community. These Friends in Katapokori said that their biggest need was water.
  39. 39. Hand pumps are available for the whole community to use.
  40. 40. There is no surface water in Turkana. This is how people traditionally access water.
  41. 41. Biosand water filters make the murky Turkana groundwater safe to drink
  42. 42. This wellin Lokoyois one of the Friends’ oldest, and is about to be rebuilt for the third time.
  43. 43. Unfortu- nately, some wells fail. This one in Kalokol only brings up salty water.
  44. 44. Income Generation
  45. 45. 95% ofthe population lives below the Kenyan government’s official poverty line
  46. 46. After a raresprinkling of rain, the grass grows tall and brown. No crops can grow here.
  47. 47. Women make beautiful baskets but struggle to get them to market
  48. 48. Right Sharing of World Resourcesis now supporting Turkana Friends women
  49. 49. Friendly Waterfor the World offers trainings in entrepreneurship and business planning for Young Adult Friends
  50. 50. “Ekone” means Friends. Ekone House was an income- generating project for Turkana Mission,with retail space in front and rental apartments behind. Unfortunately, recent road constructionresulted in its demolition.
  51. 51. There are now plans to build a conference center in Lodwar to generate income for mission work
  52. 52. This is St Theresa’sin Lodwar–our conference center could feel like this: cool, shady and welcoming
  53. 53. Turkana Mission’s prayer concerns: - reliabletransportation - peacein South Sudan in orderto developa more sustained presence - conferencecenterdevelopment - consistent donor support for the operatingneedsof the mission andfor the 28 girls who aresponsored
  54. 54. Thank you for your partnership through Friends United Meeting! www.fum.org

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