Gideon Goes to School

Gideon Peddling to School

Gideon Mogaka is a 29-year old husband and father in a small village in NW Kenya (about 8 hrs. from Nairobi). He is a free-lance videographer, choir director, and avid SDA church member. He adores his wife and 4-year old son, Samuel.

Gideon & Samuel

Gideon is also a leader in his community and wants to work professionally with troubled youth.

Gideon saved 9000 Kenyan Shillings (about $90) toward college. It’s hard to put this accomplishment in perspective. Here’s an example: his monthly cell phone bill is $5! That kind of tells us how long he saved to reach $90! With that money, he was able to pay for entrance to Cambridge Universal College, Kitale campus. He is pursuing a diploma in Community Health and Development.

Gideon started going to his first class a few weeks ago and reports his excitement at learning so much in such a short period of time! The campus is 15k (9.3 miles) from home. It takes 45 minutes on dry, sunny days on his bicycle. The roads are dirt, not pavement. It is currently monsoon season. Walking in the torrential rain & mud takes 2 hours! Each way! No matter what, Gideon is determined to further his education and help his community.

TokTok or TukTuk

During the monsoon season, wouldn’t it be great if Gideon could afford to ride the TukTuk? It costs $1 each way or $10/wk.

Donors have already pledged:

  • Donor #1 – $5
  • Donor #2 – $15
  • Donor #3 – $7/mo
  • Donor #4 – $21
  • Church Group – $50

My next post (Sabbath evening), I’ll share with you ways we can help! You might have already received notice of the GoFundMe page….

Author: Brenda Zarska

I am preparing for Jesus soon return. I study the Bible and EGW writings.

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