Helping Hands in Chyulu’s Hidden Paradise

The Chyulu District with its 10 branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participated with 300 members of the Church, known as Helping Hands, participated with other community members and local government with various service projects, August 17 and 18, 2018.

News Release

The Chyulu District with its 10 branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests in the verdant rolling volcano hills of Makeuni County, Southeastern Kenya. The Nairobi-Mombasa Highway and railway runs through this segment of Kenya and the town of Mtito Andei is gateway to Tsavo National Park.

                              

           

Members of the Church participated in Helping Hands projects with other community members, local government and community, totalling over 300 people on August 17 and 18, 2018. Sammy F. Wambua, Public Affairs Council Secretary reported the following Helping Hands Service projects:

Members of Mtito Andei Branch, Darajani 1st and 2nd branches and Makutano 1st and 2nd branches met with friends of other faiths. Pastor Nzioka of the African England Church was welcomed and helped plant trees at this service event. The volunteers offered their Helping Hands to plant young trees, adding to last year’s planting. The trees were planted around the police station and community center. They will also nurture the trees through the years.

 

Nthongoni 1st and 2nd branch members along with friends of other faiths participated in cleaning the Nthongoni Dispensary Health Unit both inside and out—raking leaves and trash and washing down walls, doors and scrubbing floors, focusing on the kitchen.

The Market Place of the town community center was the area where members of the Nzayo Branch and Mbukoni 1st and 2nd branches and community friends, about 175, volunteered to clean the market. They expressed the joy they felt as they served their community. “Best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi

At the close of the service project and the work completed, the Helping Hands joined for a closing prayer offered by Pastor Nzioka of the African England Church and a refreshing soda.

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