Rainbow Christian Missions is the Mission Outreach Focus for April 2019. You can support this mission by making financial contributions using the yellow envelopes in church, and electronically through IConnect, Give+, or you can text an amount to 412-504-7798 using the code “rainbow” – example: $100 rainbow
Rainbow Christian Missions (RCM) serves Christ in Kenya by caring for widows and orphans in distress, and by helping the children, the sick and the needy through:
Child Sponsorship (access to education); the provision of basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter; medical care; clean-water wells; and hands-on mission trip opportunities.
Did you know that many children in Kenya are not able to learn to read and write because they cannot pay required school fees? RCM’s child sponsorship program matches sponsors with underprivileged children so that they can have access to a basic education.
Diana Njeka, an 8th grade student, recently wrote this letter of thanks to RCM:
Dear Sponsor, I thank God for this chance He has given me to go to school. My parents are dead. I stay with my sister and brother… At home we grow sweet potatoes and sukumawiki (kale). My sister sells some of them to get other basic needs for us. Thank you for helping me to learn. You pay for my school fees, school uniform and shoes, school bag and basic needs gifts to take home. God bless you very much. I love you very much…
Did you know that for just $204 per year, you can sponsor a primary school child? And for just $504 per year, you can give a student the precious gift of a high school education? This is a priceless gift of hope for a brighter future!
It was in the summer of 2001 that Ruth Dietz, a member of Ingomar Church, was first called to participate in a mission trip to Butere, a small village in western Kenya.
After returning from Butere, Ruth began organizing a child sponsorship program for children in the Butere and surrounding villages who desperately needed an education but whose parents could not afford to send them to school. After the first year, there were 7 children sponsored. By the time Ruth returned with a mission team in 2003, there were over 80 children sponsored by individuals and church groups. Today, the program has grown to include over 150 children.
The support and needs of Butere and other areas around Butere has grown tremendously since 2001. Today support and mission teams are not only helping to sponsor children in school, but they are helping by providing medical outreach clinics, providing support to men and women who are HIV+, providing water wells, and providing many other resources such as food, mattresses, mosquito nets, bibles, clothing and many other items.
In order to coordinate resources and better provide for the growing needs, Rainbow Christian Missions was born. Through this organization, it is hoped that the resources and funds will become available to continue Gods work, at the level that He is calling us to provide to our brothers and sisters in Kenya.
To participate on the annual 3-week mission trip to Kenya or to support Rainbow Christian Missions financially, please contact the Church Office.
For additional information, see the Rainbow Christian Missions web site.