Oscar was the first FUM field staff member to focus on raising support for his ministry from within the Kenyan Quaker community. This was a milestone achievement for Kenyan Friends, to equip and send their first international FUM field staff. The balance of Oscar’s support was raised from North American Friends.
The creation of the Pastoral Minister field staff position in Belize is part of a comprehensive plan by the FUM General Board to expand the ministries in Belize, as guided by the following mission statement:
"Building on the existing Belize Friends School ministry, Friends United Meeting will engage in a holistic Christian Quaker ministry that is deeply grounded in the discernment of God’s direction in Belize. We seek to witness to the transforming power of Jesus Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit through our witness, including worship, discipleship, education, leadership development, alternatives to violence, community building, and economic empowerment."
Other aspects of the ministry plan include purchase of a new multi-purpose facility, expansion of the school, and hiring a Director.
You can join Oscar’s support team by filling out this online form
if you are in East Africa and this form
if you are elsewhere in the world. Oscar also writes a monthly e-newsletter. Read his latest issue here
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