Distributing Aid at Walda Parish.
Food Relief reaches Marsabit
- by Riley Buchanan
- September 17, 2021
To hear an update from Norm and Pastor Boriso about how aid and God’s Word is being spread amongst IDPs (Internally Displaced People) in Marsabit watch the video below:
The Diocese of Marsabit sits on the northern edge of Kenya in Africa. This area has been plagued with escalating tribal violence which has led to the destruction of many homes.
Since the beginning of 2021, over 100 people have been killed in the conflict and 570 families have been forced to flee the violence. Those that have fled have become internally displaced people, or IDPs.
Nom Gorrie, a CMS missionary from Sydney pleaded for help:
“Communities have been attacked, people killed and wounded, houses torched and people have had to flee. It would be real encouragement to them if we were able to assist them with food etc.”
The local church on the ground was also seeking to respond to the desperate needs of their neighbours through food relief given in the name of Jesus, and a simple corrugated iron shelter for the people to meet in.
Thanks to the generous support of Anglican Aid’s donors, food relief was sent to the Diocese of Marsabit where the food was distributed to many people. The leader of this mission was Pastor Boriso, he told us;
‘Through the Diocesian board we are able to receive the food and we thank God that now, that food is already in the ground. And for sure, the people, the locals appreciated it… We thank God that as we feed them physically that we also meet their physical and spiritual needs.’
Please pray for Marsabit and for God’s protection of the people in this time of unrest.
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