Real hope, honorable work for women in rural Kenya

Mission ONE President Bob Schindler with one of graduates of the Kijabe Town
sewing class. “She gave a stirring testimony of how she got saved and learned
the vocational skill of tailoring through the class.”

Mission ONE president Bob Schindler just returned Monday from Kenya. One of the major reasons for going was to visit with Mission ONE’s long-time ministry partner, National Evangelical Outreach (NEO Kenya), led by Pastor Wilfred Githongo Kabiru and his wife Rahab. (Also, a major strategic mission partnership with NEO Kenya is in the works, and Bob was there to navigate the process.)

One of NEO’s newest and most successful projects has been a tailoring school for women, located in Kijabe Town. While Bob was there, the tailoring school celebrated it’s second graduating class. (See other pictures below.)

This tailoring school ministry has been rescuing women from the sex trade. These women are receiving hope for eternity through faith in Jesus Christ—as well as hope for today—through learning the trade of tailoring. The tailoring trade enables the women to earn a living honorably in order to avoid the sin, shame, and life-threatening hazards of living “on the street.”

Funding for this tailoring school came from a Baptist church in North Carolina. We praise the Lord that this three-way strategic mission partnership—between NEO Kenya, a generous local church, and Mission ONE—is resulting in a beautiful collaboration through Jesus Christ to bring hope to the hopeless. Praise the Lord!

Sewing class in Kenya through Mission ONE cross-cultural partnership

The second graduating class of the Kijabe Town sewing class,
National Evangelical Outreach, Kenya

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