Echoes of Mercy
In October , 2009 , Pastor Moses founded Echoes of Mercy to bring Christ to families in his home village of Kamuya. They have come along side the local church in Kamuya, led by Pastor Walter (Pastor Moses father), to minister to and equip a congregation to grow strong in the Lord which in turn will reach out and spread Christ’s love to their area. Through the help of sponsors, a new church, mission house, and Christian school have been constructed and a well has been dug. These facilities have been constructed using local labor to keep cost down and give much needed income to the villagers. The idea, to empower these people to be self sufficient.
Several years ago the widows in the area village began meeting once a week with Pastor Walter. They formed a type of co-op where they contribute what money they can, pool their resources and developing micro-businesses. The group purchases chickens and goats, distributes them to the widows and they in turn donate back to the group offspring of these animals to distribute to other widows. Other types of businesses are being developed and training sought. Echoes of Mercy helps to support these widows. While we were there we purchased three goats for them.
The vision for Echoes of Mercy Christian School is to provide orphan children from the village with a quality education backed by Christian values. Many of the children are orphans. Parents have fallen victim to the AIDS virus. Children now live with others. Families have little income to send the children to school or to even provide daily meals for them. The EOM school is free to the students unlike other schools in the area. A meal is provided daily for the students, sometimes the only one they receive. There are over 150 children now attending this school and the numbers are rising daily.
Fruit of the Vine ministries along with Echoes of Mercy has established a sponsorship program to help meet the needs of the children. The small amount of $25 per month will offset the cost of providing for a child. It is our promise that at least $23 of this will go directly to Echoes of Mercy for the support of a child. The other $2 will be used for transfer fees . FOV has committed to finding sponsors for at least 20 of the children this year.
We invite you to go to the photo page and look at the photos of our first 20 children. All are currently attending the school. Take a minute to pray for the children. If the Lord pulls on your heart, choose the child you want to help and contact Fruit of the Vine for a sponsorship form. You can now make on line donations via paypal or mail checks to FOV Ministries. Checks should be made to Fruit of the Vine with EOM child # in the memo line.
If you wish to learn more about the ministry of Echoes of Mercy you can contact Pastor Moses directly by using the form below.
Contact Echoes of Mercy, Kenya
Pastor Moses Odhiambo, Founder
P.O. Box 17269—00510
Office: +254 20 2528246
Mobile: +254 722 291 172