Chogoria Partnership Ministry Team
The Presbytery of the Northern Plains and the Chogoria Presbytery (Kenya) have committed themselves to partnership in order to be “mutually encouraged by each other’s faith” (Romans 1:12 NRSV) and thereby strengthened in our ministries. This partnership is intended to provide to both parties a variety of gifts through building a relationship through exchanging knowledge, through prayer for one another, through sister congregations, and by engaging in joint activities. We seek to display the unity in Jesus Christ which bridges even the divisions of culture, race, language, and geography.
Bible Studies: Two different Bible studies have been prepared for joint usage of the sister Presbyteries of Chogoria Presbytery of Kenya and Northern Plains Presbytery. They are free for your use:
If you would like to participate in this ministry team, we’d love to have you join. Contact the Presbytery office for more information at 701-772-0783.
The Computer School has a teacher employed and has 21 students undergoing
training. In early June, a class of 11 graduated. We sent 84.000 Kenya Shillings
to purchase two new computers and our partners in Kenya added 31,000 to
make the purchase possible. (Total approximately $1,000 USD)
Kajiampau Youth Polytechnic
There are seven courses being offered: masonry, carpentry and joinery,
tailoring, dressmaking, hair dressing and beauty therapy, motor vehicle
mechanics and driving, ICT (Computer Technology).
There are nine instructors teaching these courses. The support of two teacher
positions from the West Fargo Community Church has facilitated the creation of
two new courses, Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy and IT. Much appreciation
is sent for the support of these two teachers.
There are 151 trainees in the various programs.
Four staff houses have been put up and a dining hall is being built.
In April 2014, Mpangua School was registered with the Ministry of Education
and is thus a public school. This school has grown in the last year from 76
pupils to 152 pupils. Enrollment is expected to increase as the school
continues to develop as the closest school is 3km away. Classes are now
available for preschool-grade 5.
The ministry team has donated desks for two classrooms last year. They were
built on-site by the team from the presbytery and the parents of Mpangua.
We have raised fund ($6,000) to construct the first classroom of the new
permanent classrooms being built. These rooms will replace the temporary mud
structure currently being used. The county government donated funds for three
more rooms that are close to completion. The Chogoria Presbyteries have
pledge $500 toward the construction process. The parents provide the same
and ballast for each room. Therefore, the school has two
permanent classrooms and two temporary classrooms with mud walls
and earthen floors.
The school needs are as follows: Completing four classrooms, construction
of four new classrooms, staff room and a kitchen, proper school fencing,
installation of piped water (the school uses river water which is 2km away),
construction of latrines that will meet the public health standards, more desks
for students and teaching and more teachers. There is no electricity.
The parents are engaged and full of hope that this school will continue to grow
strong under the leadership of the enthusiastic head Teacher, Beth Kairiba.
Thank you for the many ways Presbytery of the Northern Plains has been of
Dresses made by Presbytery Women
Dresses were distributed to Iruri and Mpangua schools. It was really fun to
come across little girls wearing the dresses as we passed them on the road!