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.
Working in tandem with Maranatha International, 14 churches were framed with a roof in September/October 2019. Now the church members need to provide the walls, and they are already working to finish the structures.
In a spring 2019 visit to Maasai Land, founder/director Anita Jepson discerned that Maasai warriors were alarmingly absent from church-led meetings. She discovered that these warriors do not know how to read. She asked if they were interested in learning. Because of the enthusiasm, a warrior literacy school enrolled many Maasai warriors opened in November 2019.
Much work needs to be done to finish God’s work in this tiny corner of the globe. The evangelism center being one of the biggest. God’s servant noted in Christ’s Object Lessons, 333: “As the will of man co-operates with the will of God, it becomes omnipotent. Whatever is to be done at His command may be accomplished in His strength. All His biddings are enablings.” God will provide. Will you be a part of that provision?