Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Aftermath of the Kenyan Unrest - Please Help Them Rebuild.

UPDATE! I received these pictures, via e-mail from Rev. John Halahke of the ELCK and some are from Pastor Meeker, the pastor of Springs of Life Lutheran Church in Kibera.

The pics below are the aftermath. You might want to see the church when it was functioning and nicely refurbished (earlier post here) and compare it to the pics below.

Thanks be to God, order is being restored and the political leaders seek a peaceful solution to their political stand-off. THERE IS GOOD NEWS! Hopefully, these will be the last of these kinds of pics.

Above, the parsonage that sits on church property was torched. Thankfully, Pastor Meeker and his family doesn't live in the parsonage. They are safe at the ELCK GuestHouse

Above, Springs of Life Lutheran Church, Kibera, after the fire.

Above, the burned out interior of the parsonage.

Above, the Springs of Life after the fire. Thankfully, the interior was not completely destroyed, but there is a lot of work to be done.

Above, the interior of the medical clinic. After all of the meds and equipment was taken, they torched the building. I'm sure it won't be long until people are cared for again at the clinic, but it will take some help and funds from the church around the world to make it happen. The typical member of Kibera makes $1 a day!