Beatrice Kaino of Kasui village, Kerio Valley, Kenya, has been chosen as the first student to receive Kathryn’s scholarship. She is pursuing a in pastoral and theological studies, a three-year program, at Kapsowar School of theology in Kapsowar, Kenya. She was recommended by her church pastor, principal of the school of theology and Rev Samuel Chepkonga (one of the founding leaders of our Kenya partnership). The scholarship will pay for her tuition and board for three years.
Beatrice (36 yrs old) is married to Mark Kemboi, mother of Meschack (grade 4) and Joy (pre-K), aunt and caregiver for nieces and nephews. She participates in many activities of her local church and as a member of the praise and worship team.
From Beatrice’s statement of faith: “My hope is to see that the word of God reaches various places and turns people to God. Also to uplift the vulnerable to their standard of living after the course of this ministry, the way I have been lifted up and meet my call.”
From Rev Chepkonga: “Beatrice is excited to become a church minister, inclined to working with women, youth and children. I saw in her a hardworking team worker at church and in the community. I shared about Kathryn’s legacy and that any recipient needs to maintain a high legacy.”
Our hearts are filled with joy as we begin to know Beatrice. Her love and kindness are already apparent as is her enthusiasm to pursue her calling as a woman of faith.