Dear GO! ministry partner,
Last Sunday, our pastor began an eight part series, “Crazy Happy”, based on Jesus’ promise of stellar returns in his “Sermon on the Mount”. After beginning with “Blessed are the poor in spirit” Lucas feigned an “anticipated quirk of sarcasm”:
“Wait, what? Aren’t the rich & powerful truly happy? Followed by an invitation to “Come discover Jesus’ paradixical secret to a life God blesses! With “rich” and “happy” in mind:
Last week while crafting for our GO! spring ascention celebration re-launch, in “back of our minds” we wondered about the status of Evans Nyricki’s tuition fund. See, we’d hoped by now he’d be in great shape re his tuition fund balance. But if you’ve yet to, please:
Meet Evans Nyariki Nyamwaya. He was born into one of Western Kenya’s large number of peasant families. And like many countries on Africa’s vast continent, education for Evans and his siblings was, and is a constant, hard choice among life’s necessities. Still, he faithfully made his way through primary, secondary and on to undergrad studies at Kenya’s Kampala University.
But Wednesday October 15th, 2014, tragedy struck. Evans Nyariki lost both parents and a younger brother in a ghastly auto accident. Added to the heartache, was the fact his mother was being taken to the hospital in connection with follow-up procedures. She had survived the angst, trauma, and treatment for debilitating kidney failure. Before the accident happened,
Nyariki’s friends had helped him raise the US 2000.00 needed to begin earning his master’s in Mass Communication at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta U. With GO!’s help, the balance now is US 1035.00.
He’s noted, “I haven’t had a stable (full time) job as I needed to care for my four younger siblings”.
Also, he teaches part time at a local school where he’s paid Kes.10,000.00 a month.
Evans additionally serves as a community volunteer at Youth Kenya Initiative for youth skills empowerment. But having suddenly become “the head of the family, his meagre income is not enough to pay for his tuition and the needs of his siblings, also making their way through school…
“I’ve tried all ways to finish, and appeal for your assistance to complete the program. Please help me to earn this degree. It will be a good boost for my family and allow me to qualify for a good job”. It’s a deep, heart-stirring appeal by Evans Nyariki Nyamwaya.
Learning of Nyariki’s dire circumstances, while unselfishly serves as a volunteer among local youth to improve their personal and potential leader skills, reminds us of Paul’s recommendation to Titus: 3:14 “And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful”.
Please donate to help Evans today. And rest assured the money you donate will go directly to Jomo Kenyatta University by GO! on his behalf. This ensures godly stewardship of the money God has entrusted to you. And as usual, since we are a 501c3 entity, your contribution is fully tax deductible.
We’re aware it’s only by faithfully observing our mutual responsibility for exemplary money management, we can develop and meet more needs as God may direct worldwide. In such regard, we welcome your input as you too may “be tapped by God” to become a unique ambassador of care and concern in and from your corner of the world.
In closing, again, please donate and help GO! To help Evans Nyariki today, as we continue to anticipate the quintessentially “Crazy Happy” of Jehovah God. Such as only available by the awesome, compassionate favors of our Savior, Lord Jesus Christ.