In 2006, a team of 12 from St Georges Community Church (SGCC) installed a water supply in Ulumbi and villagers who worshipped in a small church shared their vision of wanting a larger building. Teams from SGCC led by Brian Humphreys returned for the next 7 years to make this vision a reality. In 2007 the foundations were laid, in 2008 the walls were built, in 2009 the roof was completed and 90 villagers turned out for the opening service in the now completed Ulumbi Community Development Centre (UCDC) that can hold up to 400 people. In 2010, window frames were fitted and about 40 pastors attended a 3 day Alpha Course (Christian teaching). Bishop Nicholas Oloo said that he had been praying for a pastor training programme. The UCDC was glazed in 2010, the walls plastered in 2011 and Alpha Courses were held during 2011, 2012 & 2013 missions. Listed below are some of the many other needs we met.
Through a link with Tools With A Mission, we delivered carpentry tools, sewing machines, school books & bibles, computers & printers and two wheelchairs for Josephine and Ronaldo. We found Dina and her grandchildren Simon & Jane (Simon suffered from an infectious disease of the foot) sharing one mattress in a mud hut with a leaky roof, so we built them a new house and treated Simon. Bridget & Meshak (both pensioners) lived with no toilet or water, so we dug a pit latrine and bought a water tank to catch water from their tin roof; and we repaired a water spring in the village of Nyawara.
Following the closure of Saint Georges Community Church in 2013, Brian began Kenya Hope Charity and continued supporting the poor with food and fertiliser distributions until, after registering the charity, he led a team back to Kenya in 2017 to continue helping the poor, supporting schools, and running 2 Alpha Courses. They also bought a cow for the village of Ulumbi so that, even during times of drought, local nursery school children could at least receive a drink of milk. Click here for pictures.