Project Description

CommPres supports international missions around the globe.
Haiti
Kenya
South Asia
Haiti – International Christian Development Mission (ICDM)
Located in Bayonnais, this organization provides school for children, medical clinic, food and clothing plus training for adults. For more information, visit: http://icdm.us

Interested in joining our team on the 2018 Spring Break mission trip to Haiti?

Families and youth are welcome. For more information, contact Matt Didway at matt.didway@commpres.com.

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Kenya – Utange Orphans Charity: Casuarina House and Feed500 Program

Utange Orphans Logo

Founded by Paul and Debbie Scott-Robinson, this amazing ministry not only provides food, shelter and education, but also offers a loving, caring, nurturing environment for children in need. They are currently raising funds to build a much needed High School for orphans and other disadvantaged children. For more information, visit: www.utangeorphans.org

The couples’ ministry not only involves charity work, but they are the volunteer missionaries for Utange Baptist Church, conducting a second service in English on a Sunday mornings. This Evangelistic outreach ministry includes Bible training for leaders and pastors from 30 plus churches throughout the region as well as counseling training for those working with bereavement and trauma in children. The ministry has a Youth Center that sleeps 24 people where Paul and Debbie facilitate volunteering mission expeditions for international groups. Anyone interested in visiting, please contact debbie@utangeorphans.org.

RECENT NEWSLETTER FROM PAUL & DEBBIE SCOTT-ROBINSON ON JULY 23, 2017

We hit the ground running, plus had a few problems on our return to Kenya. In our house, we found a leaking roof, a moldy bedroom wall and the pump from the well packed up so we had no water for two days! However, we managed to get everything fixed in time for the arrival of the group from Bromham Baptist, our home church. Alan, who visited last year from CommPres in Florida, and his son, were also here and blessed the church with a new sound system.

It was an amazing time evangelizing, seeing seven accept Jesus when the group were out and about in Utange. The guys did the same in Mtwapa (known as sin city) whilst Joy and the girls ran a “prayer and share” for the ladies at Utange Baptist Church. A recent convert has worshipped with us the last two Sundays and a muslim they witnessed to turned up and sat outside listening to the gospel being preached. The group also ran a crusade and shared the gospel through drama and testimonies in a local village.

Stephen, pastor from Bromham, delivered an inspiring sermon on the Holy Spirit at church on Sunday and invited folks to come forward for the gift of tongues. Our own Elizabeth, cook at Casuarina, received the gift as did Eric (converted drug addict). The group also witnessed a lady possessed by a demon be set free. What a powerful service it was!

A very touching story has emerged here. Moses, a little boy from the feeding programme, was born with six fingers on each hand. He was bullied because of this. Joy was touched by him and the Lord laid on her heart to pay for his operation to have the extra fingers removed. You can see the before and after pictures below:

Moses’ father died from AIDS, and he and his brother, sister and mum were chased away from the family home because of the stigma attached. All their money and possessions were stolen; they lost everything. We included the children into our FEED500 programme to receive some nurture. On top of everything, Moses’ mum, Nancy, who is HIV positive, was in a Matato accident last year; it was hit by a train and all 15 in the bus died except for her. She shared with me that she believes our Lord saved her for a reason. She knows that God has a purpose for her life.

With some money sent out with the group, we felt prompted that this family be helped. We built Nancy a Kibanda (little shop) and gave her money for stock, setting her up with a small business selling cereals and other foods. At least now she’ll be able to make a living to feed her children.

When I think of all the 500 children on our feeding programme, it’s so easy to become consumed by the overwhelming need and just see a sea of faces in front of you. But Jesus saw Moses, one child in the 500, as such an important individual that He brought his plight and that of his family to our attention. James 1:27 tells us that pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

I’m grateful to be reminded of the Father, heart of God, so early on in coming back and pray during our time here, we bear much fruit for His Kingdom.

Much love sent across the miles.

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South Asia – Missionaries

Our missionary family is faithfully serving in South Asia. Thank you for your prayers!

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