A Faiths Act Story by Prophet Dominic Mwangi Gatumu
Prophet Dominic Mwangi Gatumu is a Faiths Act Volunteer in Kenya. Inspired by the campaign, he established the Prophet Reward Foundation this year to find the poverty and hunger in his community. The charity is currently engaging young people and women’s groups of different faiths to fundraise for and distribute malaria bed nets to children under 5 and pregnant women. Here, Prophet Mwangi tells his Faiths Act story.
I am a peasant acting for the peasants. I have been working as God's servant to these poor, marginalized, desperate communities for over 15years. I have seen their distress first hand. The poor communities are still continuing to suffer and the poverty, disease and deaths keep on rising every day. We have lost so many of our children and women to malaria. The awareness and finance is needed for organisations to reach their destiny for these poor population communities, especially in rural areas.
The Prophet Reward Foundation was inspired by Faiths Act, and also by Matthew 10:40-42: "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me......And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward. The idea of the charity is to share my rewards – the passion for the poor that God has blessed me with – with the poor but talented communities, so they can achieve their full potential.
We are fundraising, looking for partners and working together without any discriminations and conditions from any side. We can only achieve our aims if we call work together. I hope that one day, the Prophet Reward foundation will be the mother NGO for all of Kenya, helping people if all faiths to work together to end malaria and transform our communities! I am so glad that I stand in solidarity with other Faiths Act supporters around the world. If you’d like to support our work against malaria and help us meet our $5,000 target, please come and find us at www.theidealist.org