Tree Church Project
Please join us for our Annual Tree Church Project 5K Run / Walk and help us building Churches in Kenya for communities who worship under trees. The Diocese of Marsabit in the Anglican Church of Kenya is predominantly Muslim. As the Church has grown, these first generation Christians only have trees or outcroppings of rocks under which to worship. In 2014 Christ Church constructed a church building for the Samburu people in the Game Community of Marsabit. This community used to worship under an Acacia tree which was in danger of being washed away by a seasonal river. In 2015, we built a Church for the Boran people in the Elebor community, which had used an outcropping of a rock under which to hold their church services. This year, help us to build another permanent Church for the Gabra people of Maikona in the Marsabit Diocese of the Chalbi Desert in Northern Kenya and help our new brothers and sisters in Christ know the love of the greater body of Christ.
La Gonave Partnership with Churches in Haiti
For over 20 years, Christ Church has played a role in helping the people of La Gonave, a part of the country of Haiti. It is an island just off the west coast of Haiti. Christ Church is an active part of the La Gonave Partnership where we provide funding to meet many needs in a small village on La Gonave called Gros Mangles. Our contributions pay for half of all the teacher salaries for a parochial primary school in Gros Mangles as well as assisting with the school lunch program, helping to support programs at Church of the Holy Spirit (an episcopal church in the village of Gros Mangles), and sponsoring a variety of types of mission trips over the years. Through Christ Church’s involvement in the life of Haitians in Gros Mangles, we work to make their lives better through increased access to education, food, water, and medical attention. Malnutrition plagued the children of the Gros Mangles primary school until the recent La Gonave Partnership’s School Lunch Program virtually eliminated it! Also the incident of infant mortality and other major health issues were a devastating way of life for many Haitians. Through the partnership’s efforts in creating and supporting a medical clinic on La Gonave, access to healthcare is now available to Haitians throughout the island. Other initiatives include support for teaching sustainable farming techniques within several villages and sponsoring a goat husbandry program that provides much needed resources.
Christ Church is working to be as active a member of the La Gonave Partnership as possible, and stepping up to support many of these initiatives.Christ Church’s future vision for Haiti includes assisting in making water and food more readily available throughout La Gonave, as well as improving the scope and availability of medical services to remote areas of this island. We are working to accomplish these goals by broadening our partnerships with agencies such as Water Missions International (WMI), increasing our church community’s financial support, and conducting more frequent and extensive mission trips to La Gonave.
For information about opportunities to get involved with Christ Church’s outreach to our brothers and sisters on La Gonave, please contact the church office.