WHAT WE DO
Mara Vision Outreach’s range of view for these indigenous tribes continues to expand. By 2014, the Kenyan government had noticed that MVO was affecting the lives of these people positively. Incidence of alcoholism had diminished greatly in the regions reached by MVO. More cleanly, healthy lives energized the people who embraced the teachings.
Near the close of the 2014 camp meeting, representatives met with MVO leadership to ask that MVO be responsible to provide pastors and teachers to teach Bible in the 50 government schools on the Maasai Mara. The Bible is the textbook, and the truths leap from the pages of Scripture into the young minds. One of the teachers has more than 900 students, and 400 attend Sabbath services.
By 2016, one team member observed that in the Maasai culture, women who lose their husbands for any reason are not allowed to remarry—no matter their ages, even if they are very young. These destitute women had no means to an income until MVO came along. MVO implemented a sheep ministry to help these women to provide for their families. Today, a shepherd has been hired to help tend to the flock so these women can survive in this environment.
Also in 2016, land was purchased to build an evangelism training center. When missionaries are hushed from spreading the gospel message, the work must continue. The center will provide the necessary instruction so the work can continue.