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In 2012 we formed a partnership with Mariakani Baptist Church in Kenya...
Mariakani visit and Kilimanjaro Trek - June 2013
At the beginning of the summer a team of 25 members of St Mark's are going to visit our friends at Mariakani. And then we're climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for Compassion. See the team and find out more at http://www.compassion.ukrft.com/stmarks
Mariakani Baptist Church
Mariakani Baptist Church is located in Duruma, 38km northwest of Mombassa, Kenya. The community of Duruma is home to approximately 45, 000 people. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and grass or thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group living in Duruma is Duruma and the languages they speak most commonly are Swahili and Kiduruma.
Mariakani Baptist Church ensures that vulnerable children in their community receive food and nutritional advice, clothing, medical and dental check-ups, educational opportunities and social and emotional care. Most importantly, the children also get an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. As two churches in partnership, our aim is to change the world for these children.
Compassion aids this by:
- Providing information, support and resources to help us connect with issues of poverty and experience God’s heart for the poor.
- Helping to arrange trips for us to visit the projects we support.
- Helping to arrange visits for individual sponsors to meet their sponsored children.