Global Vision News
Five Talents Kenya and Five Talents UK are finalising the five year budget for the programme and working on the governance structure with all the Bishops involved, but meanwhile Cynthia and Leah are full steam ahead forming new Trust Groups - see the attached photos!
These show the training of the new Trust Group leaders, helping groups open bank accounts and raising awareness of the programme in the region
Launch ceremony October 2018
The Bishop and Chair signed an initial Grant Agreement with Five
Talents (September 2018) and Five Talents has sent their first ever grant
funding to pay the salaries of Cynthia and Leah, the new staff who have been
appointed to run the programme. Thank you for making this possible!
Year 1 of the five year programme will begin on 1
January 2019 so this is a 'bridging grant' to help with some of the initial set
up and training.
Leah and Cynthia are already in post and will be
having their first Skype call with Five talents (5T) Programme Manager, Hannah,
next week, once they have bought a laptop.
As part of our support for this new
link we hope to arrange exchange visits and you could be part of a visit
possibly in 2020!We will also aim to pray regularly for our link diocese
Bishop Tim Wambunya, Bishop
of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Butere Diocese. This is the visionary
leader that Five Talents is now working with in Western Kenya.
He has been educated in England and
has worked in London. He had a distinguished career in the Navy and in
engineering before joining the ministry. He is keen to see a Five Talents
programme flourish in the Diocese of Butere. He has committed to give
free office space and his personal support to the programme. In the
areas Karen and Helen visited in March they witnessed how key the Bishop’s
support is to the success of a Five Talents project. Five Talents aims
to give financial services, literacy and business skills to over 2,500
households in Butere over the next 5 years
A small group went to meet with
Bishop Michael in July. We were able to learn more of his recent work, pray
with him, encourage him and present him with a cheque for support of OXTRAD.
Diocese of Raiwind,
Church of Pakistan
With thanks to God and your generosity our
Lent Collection raised £1,200 in support of leadership training in the Diocese of Raiwind,
Church of Pakistan. This is a fantastic response. We hope to further develop
our relationship with this diocese over time.
Coomber and Karen Harcombe are stepping out in faith to join a 'Learn and
Return' visit to the Church of Kenya (March 10-17). They will see the
transformational work of the dioceses of Nakuru and Thika in partnership with
Five Talents www.fivetalents.org.uk
Justin Welby says,' I am pleased to be Patron of Five Talents, an organisation
that, working through the local Anglican church around the world, celebrates
the creative potential of enterprise to bring human flourishing and to support
people in lifting themselves out of poverty'
pray for Helen and Karen as they go.