An Eye Opening Trip
Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya
A couple of our coworkers made a seven hour trip to survey the Endorois, a Kenyan minority group. Their goal was to learn about the needs, culture, and social interactions of those in the area.
Our staff in Kenya created this video about their trip using a Nomad Production Kit.
According to Kenyan law when you visit a new area, your first task is to notify the local authority. The next task is to talk to the elders to get their blessings. Finally, our co-workers were permitted to visit some of the villages.
The area is hot, dry, and mosquito infested, with a few thickets of thorny acacia trees. The people live in small, unfinished grass huts, and they get their water from the hills. It is directed down to the villages through dykes and furrows. The Endorois people are goat herders and beekeepers by default.
The people welcomed us despite their level of poverty. Our staff met with a number of young people and shared the Word of God. The Endorois people asked our coworkers to expedite the next visit, so they can watch our films. There are only two main churches in the whole area, and our staff concluded the survey by visiting with the pastor of one of the churches.
The recommendation of our coworkers is to return quickly as promised, in order to keep the trust of the Endorois.