Recently we were asked by a Christian brother to help him feed some very hungry people in his little church, located two hours north of Nakuru in Baringo County. The people who live there are called the Chamus (pronounced Sha-mas) and are a tribal people much like the Masai or the Samburu.
You wouldn’t think that a two hour drive could make such a huge climatic difference. Yet, because Nakuru is at a much higher elevation and has plenty of rain the contrast is remarkable. Bringo County is arid, extremely hot and very dry. When it does rain… it usually floods.
We finally arrived at our destination, which was a little village where we would dispense the food and as always, the children were the first to greet us.
There had to be three or four women with babies and five or six children who slept there. There was also a round hut for the local chief and another for the Morans (the young warriors).
The women formed a line, holding their bags open and smiling at the huge bags of Unga. As we began filling them with the food the children were eagerly looking on.
After we finished, the women began to praise God for His provision. It was humbling to listen to their faith and gratitude. One dear sister smiled and said… “We were almost completely out of food… but the bible says we must wait on the Lord and we knew He would come!”