Jamie and Ali are moving to Nairobi, Kenya
As you may know, I (Jamie) have been working with school children in Nairobi, Kenya over the past decade through Crossroads Community Church. Since Ali first joined me on a short term mission trip there, we’ve both felt called to go back and continue God’s work together in a more significant way.
With the help of Crossroads, Grace Community Education Centre (GCEC) has been educating, feeding, clothing, and ministering to local children in the small village of Njathaini. Over the years the school has grown significantly, starting with only 6 children in 2007 and now serving over 170 kids in need.
In this new season of our lives, Ali and I believe it is time for us to take a leap of faith and move our lives to Kenya in order to pursue God’s plan for us. We have been working with leadership at the school to determine where we can best be of service. Ali will be taking on the role of Head Administrator, as well as Grace Community Church’s first youth pastor. Her duties will include creating an organizational method for documenting and tracking each and every student, as well as fine tuning the methods and systems already put in place by the school for enrollment, attendance, scheduling, etc. My role will be Head of Advancement and Outreach. My duties will include working on ways to develop the school’s capital as well as promoting and organizing mission trips to the school for churches and groups here in the States.
Our reason for this letter is simply to invite you to be a part of our ministry as we seek to follow God’s call. You have been a big part of our lives and your help would mean the world to us, and to the children at GCEC.
If you are willing to be a part of our mission, here are some ways you can support us:
- Sign up to be on our email list.
- Continue to pray for us and our mission.
- Make a one time donation.
- Contribute a recurring monthly donation.
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You can make a tax deductible donation here: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/394093
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All donations will go through Crossroads Community Church, and be funneled directly to our work at GCEC. Funds will go toward our living expenses in Kenya, improvement and assistance to the school, our respective salaries, and travel expenses, including visas, and entry fees. We appreciate any donation or form of support and we know that only through your help can we complete God’s work together. We want to thank you for your continued support up until this point; we are excited to partner with you to bring renewed hope to the children of Njathaini and the GCEC leadership and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about GCEC and our future plans..
Jamie & Ali
“God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20
Jamie & Ali Stratton
Partners in Mission
Jamie and Ali Stratton
3 Hillsboro Road
Trumbull, CT 06611