On their first full day in Thika, Revd Tim, Jay, Pam and Beth joined the diocesan group in a visit to Swani parish. They soon learned that roads are rarely anything other than a dirt track, that no-one bothers about ‘the rules of the road’ and that dust getseverywhere!
A first look at CCMP – Church and Community Mobilisation Project
Often, CCMP focuses on creating a water supply … here allowing the owner to grow crops on this ground for the first time and allowing her to extend her buildings to provide housing with running water for five families.
Tomato crop – irrigated with water from the river via a pump provided by CCMP
Typical conditions for a backyard flock of domestic chickens
Weaver bird nests
A local couple standing on a water tank provided by CCMP, and filled with rainwater from the nearby roofs.
Walking though Swani Parish
Viewing various crops in Swani Parish, part of CCMP
Mixed, multi-level crops
By contrast to the local indigenous farmers, this is a mono-culture of pineapple fields owned by Del Monte.
Swani School – all education is in the national languages of KiSwahili and English, rather than the local language of Kikuyu
... to the website of the churches of St Michael’s &
St Barnabas, Devonport.
On these pages, Rev Tim gives us an insight into the daily life of a minister, shares his thoughts on the life of the churches, both local and national, and occasionally lets off steam about issues that may (or may not) be of interest to others!
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Recent sermons are available on the Ministry pages (see link below), where you will also find the GIFT Groups page for bible study materials being used in the groups.