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.

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER FROM DEBBIE SCOTT-ROBINSON

Hi everyone!

This picture was taken after FEED500 Saturday; Paul, Right, Dickson, Toby and myself were relaxing after serving 500 hungry orphans.

Our Casuarina lads volunteer, ensuring each child is given a big bowl of maize and beans to sit and eat in the church compound, then flour to take home. It’s their way of giving back, serving those less fortunate than themselves.

I’m pleased to report that maize prices have remained stable the past few months. We’ve had quite a lot of rain, unusual for this time of year as we’re heading towards summer, but has meant crops are plentiful! 

News from Casuarina is exciting; Nicholas, our eldest boy, is the first to begin university. Whilst awaiting his place, he joined an intern program with a computer company. This fueled a new passion that resulted in him switching his electrical engineering course to an IT course. He began at Mombasa University a month ago and is loving every minute of it. The computer company was so impressed with him that they’ve offered him part time work so he can earn a little between his lectures. We’re very proud of Nicholas!

Angelina, 19, is our first girl who will go to university. She almost missed her final high school exams as she was in pain from a lump in her breast. She was operated on and the lump was removed. I’m pleased to report it was benign. She’s awaiting her exam results to see if her grades will allow her to pursue a journalism course.

Seven more of our Casuarina children have left primary school and will begin high school next year. The children are growing up before our very eyes into confident young people. Their achievements are quite astounding given their tragic start in life.

Other exciting news is that we have enough funds to complete the first phase of Celebration High School….hurrah! We prayerfully expect to open our doors January 2019 to 100 orphans and other disadvantaged children. We’ll be seeking sponsors for them all. Government education is free in primary school but sadly not at a secondary level so the poorest don’t progress any further. We’ll be organizing a trip for the opening ceremony for those who wish to celebrate with us! More details will be in our February newsletter.

 
We find ourselves now in our 10th year of helping orphaned children in Utange. When I look back, I have to pinch myself at how far we’ve come. It’s due to the wonderful support we receive. Our grateful thanks to everyone who donates and/or fundraises for the children. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

Wishing you a joyous Christmas and prosperous New Year! God bless,

Debbie Scott-Robinson

 
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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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