The Maasai are a group of one million people living in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Many of the Maasai identify themselves as Christians, but still suffer in darkness. They practice polygamy and female circumcision. Sometimes childhood brides are forced to marry abusive, alcoholic men. Many of the Maasai practice the common ritual of drinking blood mixed with milk.
Maasailand has a small Adventist presence, but virtually no church structures. They worship in school classrooms or under shade trees. This has hindered the work, causing some members to become discouraged and leave. It’s difficult to share the gospel without having a central meeting place.
Thankfully, God is using a small Adventist group in the village of Empopong’i to build a church. The project is spearheaded by a local man named Moses Ogalloh and the pastor of this church, Kevin Lemushen Kipteng.