Naomy finished her two year course at the end of 2019. She is now an ordained Pastor and the first picture is of her standing with her husband Bryson at her Ordination and the second picture is Naomy with her tutors at her Graduation and the third picture shows some of her congregation at the Arise and Shine Church. CONGRATULATIONS
You, our lovely supporters, have so generously given of your second hand goods, that Jane is in danger of being submerged under a pile of bric a brac. Is there anyone out there that could help us to sort it out, so that it can be sold at car boot sales, at auction or on the web?
If you can spare even a few hours, please get in touch via our Contact Us page. Thank you!
Touch Eldoret now has its own fundraising shop on Etsy! Ginny has been hard at work and the shop is currently stocked with some of her range of natural skin care products and a sample of her tatting. Shortly we hope to include a range of vintage items, hand knitted baby clothes, handmade jewellery and more! Do have a look and keep us in mind, particularly for gifts. We can post all over the world, or contact us if you’d prefer local pick up.
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In March, chair of trustees, and founder, Jane Bostock went out to visit the community in Eldoret, accompanied by supporter Naomi.
On arrival in Eldoret they visited Highlands Education Centre, the school attended by Joseph Junior. The staff were very pleased to see them and had arranged for Jane and Naomi to plant a tree.
Progress on the building of the Community Centre was examined. The photo shows Jane talking with Bryson in the building. During the visit, Bryson was able to outline his plans and hopes to start a new church for a group of believers who currently have no settled place of worship.
The new church will be called Arise and Shine Pentecostal Church. It will have a committee of trustees, some of whom are pictured here. From left to right they are Bryson, Jacklin, Patrick and Henry our church Elder. Bryson’s wife Naomy, who was taking the photo, is the fifth trustee. Already God is starting to provide for the new congregation as a local businessman just donated 20 chairs for their use.
This is Esther. She is one of the church members and without independent financial support. Esther is a very capable Church and Community Centre Treasurer and shows much discernment in knowing the possibilities and limits of their finances.
Here are some of the other church members.
Here is Joseph Junior praying. When he grows up he wants to be an Engineer.
Bryson and Naomi are leading church worship. Naomi would still like the opportunity to train to be a nurse.
Good to hear from you for the powerful Easter message, which brought us all together again this evening, to pray for you all there, for the good work you are doing for us here in Africa, for the Kenyan Rift Valley community people ….!
We have no doubt here for your commitment, support, care, love and hardworking there as a team will lead our vision here in Kenya to succeed for the future generations……!
May God bless you all, we love you so much, I am looking forward to come this year there and meet you all there
Best wishes from Pastor Joseph
Touch Eldoret is now a registered charity! We have completed our registration as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and have the Registered Charity Number 1172435. This means that we can now claim gift aid on all of your donations, so please complete a gift aid form if you haven’t done so already.