I have enjoyed monitoring the progress of one of our projects in a Muslim community called Nyakahita. They, like most here, were suffering from a lack of safe water access. The community school cares for 280 children and that is where we selected to place the water point.
Parent – Teacher counsel giving input into the importance of clean water. Imam Abdulla Kalim Katto – “I am so amazed to see that Christians can even care for our Muslim Community. I am still not understanding how you come to help us.” He is very happy with the project and how well we are working together with hopes for more activity in the region.Taking time out for our team to pray for the people of Nylakahita and for them to pray for us and our work. Thanking the Imam for being open to our participation in his community growth.
Our team started our relationship by holding some culturally relevant group meetings about health and how clean water will effect change for everyone in the community and where our Bible and the Koran agree about Isa (Jesus). Going back to the common fathers of both or faiths and moving through the histories. Later covering where we differ and letting it be known they are open to continuing discussions and discovery as the community members might be interested. These ongoing discussions are going very well with frequent phone calls from some members of the community initiating follow up visits. We are continuing to pray that a long term relationship will be maintained here.
These are great times