Mission and Vision


Promoting and preserving the colorful culture of the Maasai people, by creating an opportunity for education for all, while embracing the Christian philosophy of:

Each One — Reach One — To Teach One.


Nosim is a Maasai word meaning “the sanctuary.”

Don and Nancy Manor, while on a mission trip to Africa, met a Maasai Warrior: Oltetia Ole Munke. He welcomed them to his village in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. While there, the Manors and Oltetia, (whom they called Ole because they couldn’t pronounce his full name) struck a strong bond of friendship which matured into a working relationship that culminated in Oltetia’s four-week visit to Houston.

Oltetia and his family clan consider the strong friendship that is established as being God-instituted, a demonstration of the gift of love and friendship between distinctly different and diverse cultures. Whereas Oltetia’s village is small and poor, the experience it offered the Manors was rich and large. When Nancy wanted to set up a fund to assist with some of the Maasai needs, Oltetia turned around and said to her, “You are Nosim, The Sanctuary for our village.”

Nosim Maasai Mission was established by the collaborative work of Oltetia and Nancy and is now branching out to many parties and volunteers, who are making their contribution to the Mission.


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