The work of Small Steps for Compassion Administrator, Juma Kitau, is diverse and challenging. A native of Arusha, Tanzania, Juma directs the day to day operations of the orphanage and now administers the construction for the future facility. His preparation and experience now join his commitment to share the love of Christ as a native leader serving the vulnerable and abandoned of his homeland.
Third Lens Ministries is excited to be engaged with Juma as a partner in the construction of facilities that will deliver an organizational mission to provide a home for 35 children. Over the last 6 months, technical skill sets have participated in designs and plans for environments that will host the activities of the first 12 children to call this home. Juma has taken this work forward building relationships and negotiating contracts with builders and material suppliers. The month of July celebrated the ground breaking and the beginning of new activities and administrative tasks to be managed. TL’s partnership continues as the project rises from the ground through consulting, technical feedback, and updated drawings channeled through weekly SKYPE calls with Juma.
A multilingual safari tour guide, Juma is an example of the emerging leaders called to lead the efforts to build a new future for his country of Tanzania. His abilities and experiences provide the needed strategic relationships that will steward the contracts and purchases. TL’s partnership builds capacity in his leadership through strengthening the knowledge in his tool belt. This relationship pursues a healthy and sustainable ministry using people God has prepared to serve their neighbors.