Tabitha Ministry in Kenya
Tabitha Ministry is an outreach to Kenyan women who live in the area surrounding Tenwek Hospital. Since missionary Linda Spriegel started a Bible study in her home in 2005 for village women, the ministry has grown to more than 100 Bible studies that meet weekly in the villages.
Many of the women attending these studies are widows or live in extreme poverty, so they do not have their own Bibles. However, through Tabitha Ministry, the women are given the opportunity to earn a Bible by memorizing Scripture. To date, more than 3,000 women have earned their own Bibles through the ministry.
In addition to Linda Spriegel, Tabitha Ministry is led by Peris Rotich, a Kenyan lady who is gifted in counseling and showing compassion to women. Realizing that many of these women need material help as well as spiritual care, Tabitha Ministry has partnered with local churches and Tenwek Community Health and Development to provide cows for 25 needy people, and 40 families have been assisted in building homes.
Women are also given assistance with purchasing seeds, fertilizer, medical care, and food and getting start-up loans for small businesses. Between this practical help and Bible studies that emphasize individual worth and responsibilities in Christ, thousands of women have been empowered to change their families and communities.
Do you want to help this vital ministry to women in Kenya? They’re waiting for you!