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

Want to sponsor a child in Haiti with ICDM?

Contact church@commpres.com to learn how you can make a difference in a young life!

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 MAY 19, 2017

I was touched seeing this young lad sharing water with his thirsty little sister at the feeding programme.

The drought across Africa continues to inflict suffering amongst the poor. Few crops have grown during past months and the little that have are escalated in price. Most living a hand to mouth existence in Utange haven’t managed to harvest anything; the land is so parched. Communities are desperate. The bags of maize flour we hand out at FEED500 have increased in price 5 times in the past 2 months.

Traditionally, the rains come in May and thankfully the rains have begun, so praying this will continue. Meanwhile, we struggle to maintain the levels of food we currently distribute to our 500 orphans; it’s a lifeline for most. I’m reminded of a time when the delivery lorry carrying the maize flour to the feeding programme broke down. It would be 3 hours late. We told the children that we’d give them 2 bags the following week so they didn’t have to wait. They all sat on the ground determined to stay for as long as it took, saying they’d have nothing to eat during the week if they went away without it. My heart missed a beat at the reality of this.

Life at Casuarina House continues to tick along in our absence. We miss the children and are looking forward to our return in July.

We usually stay over at the Orphanage on a Thursday night when in Kenya. It’s an opportunity for us to talk to the children individually and chat through any problems they may have. Our last Thursday before we left they presented us with a card they made (pic above) with lovely words telling us how much they were going to miss us. Our volunteer Kate helped them make it.

Whilst we’re away, House Dad Festus keeps in regular contact with news of the children. Our oldest boy Nicholas, 19 , (pictured above in the Casuarina kitchen) is currently waiting to hear which University he has a place at. He’ll start in September on a Mechanical Engineering course. He will be the first of the children to transition to Uni and we are all very excited for him. In the meantime, he is a big help around the Orphanage and instrumental in planning the service and playing keyboard at Church on Sunday.

If you would like to join us in Kenya this year and visit the children at Casuarina House and help feed the orphans on the feeding programme, join our Best of Both Worlds trip departing 27th October for 2 weeks. It’s an opportunity to sample the “real” Africa and is a most unique and rewarding experience. After spending time in the village with the children, you have the opportunity to go on safari and see an amazing variety of animals in their natural environment. On return, spend time chilling out at the beautiful Severin Sea Lodge Hotel on the edge of the Indian Ocean: www.severinsealodge.com Quite magnificent! Please contact me for details and information if interested in this holiday of a lifetime. ​

Thank you for your interest and support!

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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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