Sometimes we just need to stand back and praise God; this is one of those times! When Nosim Maasai Mission began, 13 years ago, all the administration, oversight, planning, fund raising and disbursements were handled from the Nosim office in Highland Illinois. It has not always been easy to direct operations from such a long distance, across cultures and languages. To oversee and provide food and education for so many students through political unrest and droughts has been challenging, but God has always been faithful.
Our dream from day one has been to raise-up a new generation of Maasai men and women who can take the baton and continue to run the race. These men and woman would have not only the cultural knowledge, but also the modern tools and education to enable them to take leadership positions among their own people. By using their skills and knowledge, they will guide their own people to survive and succeed into the future.
Today we are celebrating such an event. Our motto has been the Christian principle of ‘Each one, Reach one to Teach one’, and now we can see the ones we have (by the grace of God) reached and taught are ready to reach out to others. Many of our readers are familiar with Martin. He received his education through Nosim and is now ready to assume the role of CEO of Nosim Kenya. He has followed the guidelines to create and form a not-profit organization in Kenya, we call it Nosim Kenya. Martin is already taking over some of the planning and fund raising for Nosim Kenya. The founder of Nosim, Ole Kimunke who passed away in a tragic car accident five years ago, is survived by a daughter. Her name is Sylvia; she is completing her education with an AS degree in marketing. She is overjoyed to be working in the very mission her father began 13 years ago. “This is the day the Lord, has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)