Since its inception, Kerith Ministries has been serving orphans, vulnerable children, widows, families, and many others through its gospel centered efforts. This is in addition to spreading the gospel, planting churches, and facilitating discipleship in the region. The ministry’s impact has grown steadily as has the infrastructure at its compound near Pallisa, Uganda. In 2020, Kerith’s elementary school building was completed (top) and construction recently began for a Training Center, which will serve the children living at the ministry’s orphanage as well as women from the surrounding community.
Looking ahead, Pastor Sam is excited to see his vision for the ministry continue to take shape as growth continues in facilities, staff, and lives touched. Currently, the ministry compound consists of the school, orphanage buildings, kitchen, staff /teacher housing, offices, community clinic, and training center (under construction).
The next step forward is upgrading the water supply at the ministry compound. Currently, a nearby well and hand pump located on the perimeter of the compound serves the school students, orphans, staff, and medical workers. Additionally, there are numerous residents living in close proximity to the property, and the ministry has committed to supply them with clean water, especially during the annual dry season. This means that about 1,100 people rely on getting water there. Improving the availability and reliability of the water supply is especially important as growth in the ministry facilities occur and more people are present.
To facilitate Kerith’s desire to increase its impact, an upgraded water system has been designed. The system will consist of three 10,000-liter tanks to be installed on elevated structures. The tanks will store water that is supplied from the well utilizing a solar-powered pump. The water will then be piped to four locations across the ministry compound with one point accessible by the local community. Completing the project will cost $15,300. Our prayer is to see this accomplished in 2021 so that the ministry can continue moving forward in a sustainable way.