Praises & Petitions from Turkanaland: Special Edition
WEEK OF DECEMBER 21st, 2020
History was made in SHARE on Saturday, December 19, 2020 as the leadership baton was passed from SHARE Founder and Director, Sammy Murimi, to the new indigenous Director in Turkanaland, Kenya – Dalmas Esekon! From inception in 1989 and ministry in Turkanaland since 1997, leadership of the SHARE ministry has believed, chosen, and determined to obey and follow the Biblical pattern of passing on leadership to the next generation as set before us by Christ Himself and His early disciples and clearly demonstrated in the Book of Acts. Indeed, “This Gospel of the Kingdom (has been) preached in (Turkanaland) as a testimony to all the (Turkana people)…” (Matthew 24:24), with close to 70% of the 1M Turkana people now having heard the Gospel and over 86,000 making a decision to accept Christ as Savior and growing in “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). Time has now come for Turkana believers to become self-supporting and self-governing.
You can view the entire “Passing the Baton” ceremony at https://youtu.be/Kf7-M7WRQrY.
To be sure, Sammy is not retiring from the SHARE ministry! Here are a few tasks that the Lord is calling him to do moving forward:
- Continue with fundraising in the U.S. and in Kenya under the leadership of the new Director
- Continue to lead STORM and VIsion trips to Turkanaland every year
- Serve as Chairman of the new SHARE Society Kenya (SSK) to be launched in 2021. (SSK is an entity that will allow SHARE missionaries to serve without denominational restraint.)
- More significantly, in the course of 2021, Sammy will begin to engage more with facilitating Turkana missionaries that God is now calling to fulfill their own God-given vision to take the Gospel to another unreached tribe – the Toposa people of South Sudan! The Turkana missionaries declared themselves a “Missionary Tribe” in 2017! The one major and important difference this time is that SHARE will not do so alone! The outreach will be carried out in partnership with four other ministries that God has called to reach the Toposa people – Big Life; The Timothy Initiative, International Cooperating Ministries, and Covenant Church of Naples.
Sammy and the entire SHARE fraternity wish to thank each one who has contributed toward the success of the ministry in Turkanaland for the past 23 years. May the Lord Himself be your Reward. We call upon you to continue your support for the Missionary Tribe so as to finish the remaining outreach task in Turkanaland. We call upon you to come alongside and support the select Turkana Missionaries as they take the step of faith to reach the Toposa people. Together with you, God is allowing us to obey and follow the Biblical pattern set before us by Christ Himself and His early disciples as demonstrated in the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Book of Acts. It’s an exciting time in history for all of us – to witness the mandate of The Great Commission unfold among another unreached tribe!
SHARE Director’s Walk-A-Thon
With God’s help, Sammy has walked 340 miles (547 km) since October 1st! He hopes to complete 368 miles (592 km) by December 31st and raise the remaining $127,300 for 2020. Almost there! Any donation toward this endeavor is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
You may also mail your donation to:
SHARE International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1011
Wolfforth, TX 79382
You may reach the SHARE Director – Sammy Murimi – at:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS & SUPPORT!