In his latest e-mail, Pastor Evans Sira Sira in Kenya says: “Thanks for praying for the mission in Kisumu—OYUGIS—,many souls received Jesus Christ as their personal saviour, and many were REVIVED,in tears they returned to the Lord.It was my first time to preach to more than Three thousand PEOPLE. The Lord blessed the sermon on 18/4/009 at OYUGIS in Kisumu. My theme at OYUGIS was John 3:6
Latest e-mail from Pastor Evans:
We ask you to pray with us because Evans is going tobe Ordained on April 26, 2009 in Siaya , and this is going to qualify Evans’ name to be recorded in the attoney general’s office, also this is to permit Evans to officiate marriage in accordance to Kenya Law. We shall be hosting two hundred visitors, We thus need your prayers and fincial support. We also welcome you to come and be with us. This ordination also will enable me to be registered as one of Kenya Pastors, and this also very important because I can get a visa to travel outside Kenya easy by getting a visa.
Pray for our Nation becuse of corruption that is rampant in Kenya
Famine!Famine!Famine! In Kenya now we are faced by a time of famine. All the consumable commodities’ prices has gone up. At this bad time God is calling for my ordination.
All the same God will take care.
Pray for my missions to the christian fellowships,to the Pastors fellowships, to schools to police stations to the prisons. Pray for my church planting in Siaya District. Pray Pray Pray, Please keep me in prayers that I may use the Lord’s time wisely in reaching His people in this short time that He has granted me, and to be in the ongoing missions, that many may be blessed and be born again in all my preaching and teaching grounds.
A few days ago, we had an email from Bishop Dimba at Maoni Orphanage regarding damage that occured as a result of severe weather conditions:
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
This is un urgent appeal letter to you as, as on Sunday evening we had a terrible accidents as all our two buildings at the Orphanage were blown-up due to heavily wind, rain and the storm which hit at Lunzu area and many hundreds houses of the native were ruined also.
I spent the whole day at Maoni Orphanage trying to asses the damage and find the quotations for roofing materials and bricks to urgently repair. God saved the lives of the staffs and the people at the school as no one was hurt.
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A large part of a classroom wall (left) has collapsed, needing urgent repair. Storms tore the corrigated iron roofing off the whole stretch of the orphanage school classrooms (right).
High winds ripped off the roof of one of the classrooms (right), and the updated classroom with the concrete floor and painted walls was also damaged
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The clinic is where sick children can stay and recieve treatment. Here (left) the front of the click shows the roof damage, and the back of the click (right)
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MAONI ORPHANAGE SCHOOL QUOTATION
75X12’, 32 gage Iron sheet corrigated roofing sheets K121,500.00 20kgs 5” wire nails at K330.00 per kg K6,600.00 17kgs 6” wire nails at K330.00 per kg K5,610.00 18kgs 4” wire nails at K330.00 per kg K5,940.00 12kgs 3” wire nails at K330.00 per kg K3,960.00 20kgs Roofing nails at K430.00 per kg K8,600.00 13 kgs soft wire at K500.00 per kg K6,500,00 Labour charges to carpenter ( who will be re-roofing the School ) K35,000.00
Which is about :
30×12, 32 gage Iron corrigated roofing Sheets K48,600.00 10kgs 4” Wire nails at K330.00 per kg K3.300.00 6kgs 6” Wire nails at K330.00 per kg K1.980.00 4kgs 5” Wire nails at K330.00 per kg K1.320.00 10kgs soft wire at K500.00 per kg K5.000.00 Labor charge for the Carpenter K10.000.00 Total : K70, 200.00 Which is about : 330.00GBP
Total of the school and Clinic for:-
Roofing materials and roofing labor K263,910.00 10 trips river Sand for building and the falling walls at K4000.00 per trip K40,000.00 5 trip of Bricks to repair the falling walls at K13,000.00 per trip of 4000.00 Bricks K65,000.00 Builders Labor K40,000.00
Total cost of the whole project :
Which is about
Once again please help us to re-roof these buildings.
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Missionaries Dan and Suzi Dugmore report on their visit to Maoni….
“There seemed to be a healthy focus on the children’s education, not just academically (though we did not see what level their academic learning was at in such a short visit) but with children learning practical skills relevant to finding work when they leave i.e- tailoring, carpentry, sowing, farming.
Enoch said that they have become more accepted into the local community over time as there were 40 children from the local community in the orphanage and I think a couple of the children that lived at Maoni now live in the local village. To me, this was a very positive remark, showing not only positive response from their community, but that children do not become too institutionalised, and this is a problem that missionary-run orphanages sometimes face with children not quite managing to make the transition from there to a very different lifestyle, from what we saw the transition to their village life would be a lot moe maneagable.
The children were well behaved, there was good discipline
the rocket stoves were working great. The ones they originally had were too small to feed everyone but now they have two the right size and they were looking good.
I was impressed with their clothes washing system with 2 outdoor scrubbing blocks placed below the pump so water is utilised, it also flowed from there into the fields where each group of children have their own area to grow vegetables.
They have problems with what should be a stream further down the hill being that a lot of the year it is stagnant causing problems with Malaria. They didn’t have any mosquito nets in the bedrooms, but from what we have seen other places, children do not like to sleep underneath mosquito nets and even when they are provided they tear them down.
They have a new windmill pump which was looking spangly new and very impressive to irrigate their fields and they are soon putting in a fish lake.
We brought presents of new footballs and sports equipment which they really loved.
The bedrooms looked somewhat run down as did the children’s clothing and here is where we saw the poverty compared to missionary run orphanages, though as we said before thought that the use of funds into practical and academic futures was well focused.
They are building a boys dorm block at the moment. “
Vitumbiko, our representative in Malawi, reports from the orphanage:
I am glad to report that 50 children have so far been tested and none of them
have been found to be positive. The workers were also tested and one worker was
found to be positive, unfortunately he left the project. The rest of the
children too will be tested. The idea was to know their health status so that
we know with precision what medication to give to children in case they are
sick. In addition we wanted to enroll all the children that could have been
found positive on Antiretroviral Treatment which is free in the country at the
We have just had a report from Vitumbiko (Vitu), our representative in Malawi, who has visited the orphanage and sent us a very positive report, which we are summarising in this update.
There is now a full time nurse at the orphanage. Vitu reports “The nurse is doing a very good job especially in the health assessment of the children. Some children have been found to be HIV positive and I am glad to report that they have been consequently been put on Antiretroviral Therapy. The sick bay is fully operational and the children who fall sick can now be looked after in isolation until they are well. This is a very good development.”
Like the rest of the world, Malawi is suffering from high food prices. Unfortunately for a developing country this is much more serious than it is in the West. The price of maize has gone up a lot, and although we have provided more funds for this we are looking to see if more is required.
Thanks to a special gift we have been able to fund the provision of a windmill to irrigate land for food production.
More classrooms have been refurbished to a good standard (Pictured – classroom block at Maoni).
The school has a new head teacher and she has helped to improve standards. There is a need for teacher training. Many teachers in Malawi have little, if any training and those in the orphanage are no exception. We are also facing this issue at our other project in Mzuzu, in the north of Malawi.
We know that the Malawi Government is keen to raise education standards. Our representative, Vitumbiko is himself trained as a teacher to university level, and he will be working with the head teacher to offer in –house training to the other teaching staff. The head teacher herself is well qualified and came from the local state school.
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Revival supports the ministry of a pastor and his wife in Siaya, Kenya. Evans and Mary Sira Sira do a valuable work. Here is an extract from a recent letter:
“Your donations to our ministry support youth ministry, women’s work, work among girls and other evangelistic missions in Siaya District, Kenya. We also have two orphans in our home that the Lord has given us to take care of, and your support meets their needs too. We are very thankful.
One of the orphans, Paul, is in Standard (year) 8 and is going to sit the Government final examination which will qualify him for secondary education next year. We kindly ask you to pray for his school fees which will be 30, 000 Kenya Shillings per year (about £214). He will be there for four years.
We have hundreds of youths who have been blessed in our ministry. This year, hundreds received Jesus Christ as lord and Saviour in our ministry to schools. We have many orphans among the students who have been saved.
Our home is a Mission Station.”
If you would like to help support the ministry of Evans and Mary, please contact the office on 01323 725231.