More than 1,000 fed by Hakima Ministries in Kenya
When Al and Missy Terry of Santa Rosa Beach were called by God to go into the mission field, after much prayer they gave away almost all their belongings, left friends and family, and went to Kenya in 2013. They were a mission outreach of Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach.
After several years of more prayer and leading by the Holy Spirit, God began to form Hakima Ministries and gave clarity to the vision for His assignment.
The Terrys are based in Nakuru, Kenya, and the ministry is working with families that live on or near the Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy.
"The Kenyan government shut down the economy in Kenya," Terry wrote. "The people of Kenya live day to day and don’t have the means to store food. The problem in Africa is not a lack of food, although the food situation is extremely volatile, but a shortage of money."
Hakima now buys food in bulk to help the people.
"We purchase 1,200 pounds of food each week, including beans, rice, green grams, etc," Terry wrote.
Then the items are repackaged into portions according to the number of people in the family — enough food for a week. Every week, 110 families receive a bag with food, soap and toilet paper. This is a little over 1,000 men, women and children being fed through Hakima Ministries.
Nathan, the Terry's son, drives six days a week to meet each family and give them their bag for the week and have a Bible Study. This is an expense of nearly $5,000 per month. Destiny Worship Center’s Pastor Steve Vaggalis’s book “Build Strong” is translated and used a chapter at a time.
If you would like to help the Terrys with their work in Kenya, visit www.hakimaministries.org and click the donate button.
"Along with the added ministry during this pandemic, we need more recurring monthly donors. The monthly partners give us the ability to add additional ministries as God sees fit."
To help locally, visit Otto’s Express Car Wash at 34709 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. They have put a logo for Hakima at the pay portals where people can donate.
"It is very nice of the Garey family to do that, and they should be recognized for their generosity and kindness," Terry said.