Kenya Evangelical Rural and Urban Development Outreach
Discipleship and Leadership Training Seminars
The Kenya Evangelical Rural & Urban Development Outreach (KERUDO) has been working among the Maasai, Rural Kenya and Urban poor, since 1995. Twenty training seminars are planned from January 2001 to December 2005 in order to raise awareness among the staff on the importance of education and develop higher levels of literacy. Maasai community leaders, Maasai speaking evangelists in Maasailand will receive instruction. We've also discovered that the church in Kenya is knee-deep in Scriptures. KERUDO has designed a Discipleship Training Manual for Lay Leaders, Pastors, Evangelists, Youth and Women Leaders all over the country.
The purpose of this project is to improve the welfare of Maasai people by providing health education and training to community health workers, building the leadership and management capacity of the staff, and enabling the KERUDO staff and field evangelists to be more fully involved emotionally, spiritually, and mentally with those to whom they minister. Ultimately, the goal is for the holistic Gospel to be manifested in every individual's life.
One aspect of health education for the Maasai people is for the workers to make them aware of the difficult and long treatment duration required to help or heal many infections. For example, opportunistic skin infections often require weeks or months of treatment to effect improvement, depending on how long the person has been affected and the degree of damage to skin. It is a challenge for these illiterate, nomadic people to understand the working of modern medicine. Thus it is important for workers to identify with people in their pain and maintain a continuing relationship.
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The modules are:
The cost of training staff and evangelists, community leaders, rural and urban leaders, field evangelists, church workers and heads of families for five years is US$10,000.00 which the ministry is asking our prayer and financial partners/donors to contribute. The participants produce their own transport and meals locally.