Our first mission trip was in Kenya Africa for a year. We traveled and ministered in 11 cities. As we lived, interacted and ministered in various locations, one particular need kept presenting itself.The need for teaching on family life was GREAT and in all the places we served, it had never been taught.
Our hearts were burdened and we cried out to God. It was then that He gave us this vision:
He said, “for many, many years, missionaries and mission work have come to Africa to help the orphans and widows. And that is good. There has been much work done to help the poor. And that is good. But I don’t want you to treat the symptoms anymore but to DEAL WITH THE ROOTS!”
1) Unfaithfulness in marriage resulting in HIV which creates an endless flow of widows and orphans
2)Polygamy ( common in the cultures) also resulting in HIV. It is also a common among Christians especially in villages.
As for poverty?
-It is not hard to figure out that a man with 2 or 3 wives and children from them all, will often struggle financially to care for his family thus increasing poverty.
The Lord impressed on our hearts that we could see a change in this generation and generations to come if we will start teaching His Word as it relates to family.
Now, we lived in Kenya that year of 2011 and taught on what God had revealed to us. In that one year alone, we saw a tremendous change in families!
Since returning from that initial trip, we have prayed waiting for the right time to return and set up an ongoing ministry to the African families. We finally think it’s time!
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help. Will you consider partnering with us on a monthly basis for a gift of $20; $30, $50; $100; $200 or more?
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Our desire is to also be taking families to Africa for short or long term missions. Because we saw first hand the fruit born from us teaching the Word, but also from them just watching our family live life. We are excited to see how many lives would be impacted when other families join our family on the mission trip!
If you would be interested, please let us know.
Finally, the Lord has asked us to share the vision. Feel free to share with those you desire.
If you, your family, small group, church or business would like to partner with us and help sponsor this work. Contact us and we will be glad to serve the King of Kings with you.
Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!
Read about our last mission trip to Kenya, East Africa here.
Pitana and Hope (Nadia) Mutana