SBCV Churches Feed the Hungry in Kenya
SBC of Virginia’s network of relationships reaches around the world…even during a global pandemic. In early March, Migori County in Western Kenya experienced widespread flooding. Within days, the world shut down due to COVID-19. Over the next weeks and months, food insecurity set in among the people of Migori County, and our IMB missionaries and SEND Relief stepped in alongside Pastor Oyoo Abiud of Rongo Baptist Church (Kenya) to evaluate the needs in the area. Tens of thousands of people were in great need.
In late August, Darren Davis, IMB’s affinity leader for Sub-Saharan Africa, contacted SBC of Virginia volunteer mobilizers, Pastor Pete Hypes (Mission Community Church, Chester) and Jim Davis (Swift Creek Baptist Church, Colonial Heights), with the need for support for a Send Relief Hunger project through Rongo Baptist Church. Within hours, SBC of Virginia stepped up to donate $4,000 of Vision Virginia funds to feed hundreds of families. Each week, through our IMB missionaries and local partners with Rongo Baptist Church, food parcels of maize, beans, oil, salt, and more staples are being delivered to families with severe food insecurity.