|Gay and Christian in
"I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in also." John 10:16
Other Sheep in
and Uganda 2008
|"You can only go as fast as
you can educate"
by Steve Parelli, Bronx, NY, Sept. 6, 2008
I had a professor of Christian Education in
seminary, Dr. Ronald Chadwick, who use to
say when it came to change, "You can only
go as fast as you can educate."
Rev. John Makokha, UMC minister, has a
burden to bring educational materials,
seminars and other instructional programs
on sexual orientation to fellow
clergypersons of all denominations in
Kenya who wish to be serious students and
to ask the hard questions about human
sexuality - especially homosexuality - as it
relates to the church, society, the family
and the individual.
With the materials he has, and with
additional materials Other Sheep hopes to
supply him, he is prepared to address the
question from the Bible, as well as from the
social sciences. And with his personal
experience, education and vision for
educational training in Kenya, only the lack
of resources, both money and tools, will
In addition to clergypesons and lay leaders,
John, along with his wife, Anne, will reach
out to families and friends of gay and
lesbian people, with hopes of bringing
education and support to these, so that
they may understand, accept and support
their gay and lesbian family members and
VISIT Steve and Jose!
Visit the Other Sheep web site of the Executive
Director, Steve Parelli (at right in photo), and his
partner Jose Ortiz.
|This web page was created September 2008
Visits made to this web page since September 2008
July 5, 2008.
Rev. Makokha, Nairobi
seminar, July 7-9, 2008
Steve and Jose's
first day in Kenya.
July 4, 2008.
ABOVE: Sunday morning
service at UMC Riruta,
August 6, 2008
ABOVE: Rev. Makokha talking to Jose and
Steve after pick-up at Nairobi airport.
August 4, 2008.
John's wife Anne
|Photo at right: John and
Anne's daughters --
Lavender, left in photo, and
Photo at left: John and Anne's family
(not all present). Left to right:
Metrine (John's sister), Maureen and
Lavender (John and Anne's
daughters), Anne and John.
Metrine Maureen Lavender Anne and John
Continue the 2008 tour. Next: Jose Ortiz