Over 17,000 nets!!

Thank you for helping us "Fight the Bite!"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jenks West 5th graders "Fight the Bite"

5th graders at Jenks West Intermediate are learning how life is different for children in Ghana, West Africa.  The project "Fight the Bite" has gained district-wide interest as the students explore more about the daily life, culture, and health concerns of Ghanaian people. The Jenks Board of Education will visit the school later in the month and tour the students' displays.  A mosquito net hangs in the hallway of 5th grade pod along with large displays charting various areas of interests. 

Along with addressing the challenges of life in Ghana, the students and teachers have adopted a mission.  They are partnering with Kairos 10 International Fund to send mosquito nets to children and families in Ghana.  Through a t-shirt campaign, "Fight the Bite" shirts were designed and then sold with the price of a net included. 

The "Fight the Bite" project will continue the next three weeks as the students and their parents will have the opportunity to purchase Kairos 10 products through a special store set up in the administrative offices of JWI.  The students will then send nets, soccer balls, and "Fight the Bite" shirts with a group traveling to Ghana in January. 

The campaign will conclude with a visit from Bishop Odai of Maranatha Power Ministries.  Bishop Odai plans to thank students and teachers along with answering questions about daily life in his country.   The students and teachers of JWI will present Bishop Odai with a net total at that time. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Brush Creek Bazaar 2012

This past weekend Kairos 10 participated in the annual Brush Creek Bazaar at 109th and S. Louisville Ave. This is the second year Kairos 10 has been an exhibitor. The event is a favorite because of the location, the wonderful attendees, and the organization it benefits, Teen Challenge of Oklahoma. 15% of total profits are given to this very deserving organization.

Kairos 10 is now able to provide 304 more mosquito nets through the sales from the weekend. What an incredible blessing! Thank you to everyone who volunteered with Kairos and to our faithful supporters who continue to purchase jewelry toward the cause in Africa.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Our newly designed website!

Please visit our new site at www.kairos10.com.  Thanks goes to team at Liquidfish in OKC for an amazing redesign! 

Just a few features you will find when visit are...

1) Kairos 10 promotional video

2) Photos and bios of each the Kairos beaders in Ghana

3) The process of making a Kairos bracelet

4) What can you do to help with the Kairos mission of "Jewelry for a Cause"?

Here is the home page!

Kairos 10 invites you to visit our new site and leave us a comment on the contact page!  Thank you for your continued efforts and support of this mission!

The Kairos 10 Team

Friday, August 31, 2012

Noka Clinic, Eastern Region

K10 founders Phyllis Morris and Charlie and Katheryn Pennington, and K10 volunteer, Betty Lewis toured and dedicated a completed medical clinic in Noka on August 26. Noka is a village set in the beautiful tropical mountains of the Eastern Region.

The structure of the clinic was built and funded by Trinity Church in Brentwood, UK during a 2010 mission trip. The remaining funding to complete the clinic interior, electricity, and plumbing was provided through K10 donations.

The Penningtons and Morris' held clinic in the open structure in January 2011. The building contains a patio portico for hygiene education classes, pharmacy, exam room, and shower and toilet facilities. A borehole well was also dedicated in front of the facility, provided through K10 private donors.

The K10 dedication and ceremony was broadcast by a Ghana news station affiliate. Pictured below is Phyllis Morris and Katheryn Pennington at the dedication and touring the new facility. K10 thanks our donors and those who support our efforts for this incredible contribution to the health and future of the people of Ghana.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Craft show and bazaar attendees give back through K10 purchases

Kairos 10 volunteers participate in local holiday shows and fairs in Tulsa and around the US!  Shown below are photos from shows in October, 2011 in Tulsa and July, 2012, Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  If you are interested in representing Kairos at an event, please email kairos10@cox.net.  

Please see the following upcoming events.  Kairos 10 will have a booth with signature bracelets, brass pendant and coptic cross necklaces, recycled glass ornaments, and other items available for purchase.  Each item purchased will provide a mosquito net.  To date, Kairos has purchased over 11,000 nets for distribution in Ghana, Zimbambwe, and Kenya. 


Sept. 21-23
Brush Creek Bazaar - benefitting Teen Challenge
10900 S. Louisville Ave, Tulsa, OK 74137
For more info http://www.brushcreekbazaar.org/

Nov. 16-18
Affair of the Heart
Quik Trip Center, Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Ave., Tulsa, OK 74114
For more info http://www.aaoth.com/

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10,000 nets!!!

"I am honored and humbled to share the good news that Kairos just wrote a check for another 3,000 net order to His Nets. This brings the total to 10,000 mosquito nets purchased as a result of ALL your efforts to save a child’s life from Malaria.

From October 10, 2010 to May 31, 2012, Kairos has sold 10,215 items with the proceeds going to buy nets.

This ministry is a miracle and a TOTAL act of God. Blessings to each and every one of you for sharing your time and energies for serving others in need of these living saving nets."

Letter from one of Kairos'
Katheryn Pennington

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Monday, May 7, 2012

K10 nets distributed in Central region

Nets provided through K10 purchases, were distributed in the central region last week. Hundreds in the village Bodwease-Odumase were provided with protection from malaria.

Prayers and thanks were offered for the the gifts of life.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Open House - April 30-May 1

Join us for a K10 Open House April 30-May 1 hosted by Julie Ryker! All the latest inventory will be available for purchase. Each piece purchased provides an insectide-treated mosquito bed net.  Come help us save lives in Ghana, West Africa! See invitation below:

Kairos 10 Open House

at the home of Julie Ryker

9811 S Houston Ave

Jenks, OK 74037

Monday, April 30 - 6 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, May 1 - 10 am - 2 pm & 6 - 8:30 pm

Selections include silver wrap bracelets, antique Christmas bead bracelets, unique brass pendant necklaces, cloth purses, earrings, and more*!!!

Kairos 10 ~ Jewelry for a Cause

*Kairos will donate a mosquito net with each purchase

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Net distribution 3/9/2012

On 3/9/2012, Kairos 10 traveled to the eastern region of Ghana to distribute mosquito nets near the village of Ayibontey.  Women and young children were lined up waiting patiently for the nets purchased by bracelet sales in the US.  K10 founders, David and Phyllis Morris and K10 volunteers along with staff from ministry partner, Maranatha Power Ministries passed out nets to mothers, children, and elderly villagers.  It was a blessing to be in this village.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Believe Adisah, K10 beader

Her name is Believe, and she has been with Kairos since October 2010.  Originally, Bishop Odai recommended that K10 hire her as to sweep beads or other tasks, because she had no background in jewelry or beadmaking.  Today, Believe is one of K10's most proficient beaders. 

Believe is from the Lake Volta region of Ghana, and comes from a large family.  She is married to Mr. Gershon Masiku, and they have three children.  Because of her success as a Kairos 10 beader, Believe is now able to send her children to private boarding school.  In her words, "So they can have an even better life than me."  Believe is the designer of the popular "Lauren" bracelet, with beautiful  purple recycled glass beads.

Christmas bead bracelet

Christmas beads are only one type of African trading bead. They are often called Children's Christmas beads, because they are worn by the children of Ghana at Christmastime.
  Trading beads were once used for currency and exchange in the 16th and 17th centuries. The most widely accepted explanation is that Dutch traders brought the beads to Africa. There are many varieties of trading beads, including bauxite, white hearts, watermelon beads, and chevrons. Now these antique beads are highly sought after. (www.thebeadchest.com)

On a recent trip to Ghana in September, 2011, Kairos founders, Phyllis Morris and Katheryn Pennington met an African trading bead dealer named Ibrahim, whose family are antique bead dealers. Ibrahim met with Phyllis in March 2012 and brought his collection to TK's in East Legon where he laid out strand after strand of old trading beads. The video is of Phyllis and Yayo, Kairos' head beader negotiating with this well-known African bead dealer. Look for the old African trading beads in the beautiful new bracelets from K10!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday Celebration

Happy 21st birthday to my sweet daughter, Lauren Michelle Crawley. Today the team celebrated her earthly birthday at Lauren's Lighthouse chapel in Winneba. We conducted a medical clinic, passing out life-saving mosquito nets and prayer-walking the land and surrounding area. It was a precious time. Some team members saw the church for the first time, and all of us saw it with a roof for the first time.
But the best gift of the day was that several people gave their lives to Jesus today! What a great party there must have been in heaven. Bishop Odai began the clinic by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and asking for people to respond. Then I led those who did in a prayer of salvation and commitment of their lives to Christ. Later, Courtney led two more people to respond to Christ for their salvation. Near the end of the day, I shared the Gospel with a Muslim woman named Katrina. She was not ready to turn to Christ so please be praying for her. She lives very near the church. Also, pray for the pastor of the church in Winneba. Pastor Odom has a passionate vision for reaching the lost and growing the church there.
I am so thankful to God for arranging this very special day. And thanks to the team here who love Lauren, our family, and Ghana, West Africa. I love each of them so very much.
Love to all of you who are praying for us. And especially to
Scott, Jordan, and Jonathan--I love and miss you bunches!


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Location:Lauren's Lighthouse, Winneba, Ghana


It was an incredible day today. We did clinic in Winneba. Bishop Odai told the people about Lauren's life and how Lauren's Lighthouse Chapel came to be, and Alicia led 7 to Christ. Courtney prayed w/2 more to receive Him. Alicia and I prayer walked, it was amazing there. You could feel the ocean breezes coming through the windows-beautiful! --Andrea Graver

Alicia Crawley Leading New Believers to Christ at Lauren's Lighthouse Chapel

Gwen Jones at Lauren's Lighthouse

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Prayer guide - March trip

Attached are the prayer points for the Kairos 10 March 2012 trip.  Please join in praying for this group!  God bless!
Prayer Points
Ghana—March 2012

God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)

Surrendered lives--Romans 12:1-2, Luke 9:23
Hearts Ready to Serve—Mark 10:45, Galatians 6:9-10, Matthew 5:16
Strength and Courage—1 Corinthians 15:58, Hebrews 10:23-25, Romans 12:11-12
Dependence on God’s Word—2 Timothy 3:16-17, Joshua 1:8, John 15:1-8
Testimonies/Messages/Sunday School Lessons—2 Corinthians 4:5-7, Romans 1:16
Safety: for team and their families—Psalm 91:1-2
Prayer for victory—Proverbs 21:31
Completion of Kairos business—Philippians 1:4-6
Ministry to Girls in Frankadua—Isaiah 61:1-3, Psalm 32:7, Zephaniah 3:17
Logistics/transportation—Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT), Proverbs 16:9
Time in orphanages—James 1:27, Deuteronomy 14:28-29
Planning for Pearl House with Bishop Odai—Matthew 13:45-46, Isaiah 61:1
Bishop Odai—Psalm 44:3
Possible meeting with government official about Pearl House —Proverbs 3:3-6
Medical Clinics/net distribution—Matthew 25:34-40
Thank God for all He is going to do—Philippians 4:6, Hebrews 11:1

March Trip - Nets, Beads, and Pearls

Please join us in support and prayers for a group that will be in Ghana 3/8-3/16.  This group will be visiting the Baptist Vocational Girls' Home in Frankadua, and have the opportunity to possibly meet girls who have been recently freed from voodoo shrines this year.  Kairos desires to partner with the girls' home and create designs that will benefit the ministry, as well as carry on the vision of Kairos. 

ID Ministries will accompany the Kairos team, as plans progress to build a new girls' home near Accra, the capital.  ID Ministries founder, Courtney Bullard, along with others from her team will travel to Ghana to visit the proposed site for the Pearl House, a vocational girls' home.  http://www.idministries.com/

Kairos 10 will be busy purchasing the most beautiful and unique beads in Kofoidura for the beaders to use in the newest bracelets.  Kairos will also visit the shops of our native partners, Florence at TK's and Tet at Tet's Beads. 

K10 also has a net distribution planned for this trip.  Please watch the blog for updates and photos!  Thank you for your support in the mission of Kairos 10!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3 Villages netted~ Ignite Conference in OKC!

Thank you does not adequately express our sentiments towards the ladies attending Ignite in Oklahoma City on 2/7. Through your purchases Kairos is now able to net 3 additional villages in West Africa! 

The Kairos Team was so blessed to be the featured vendor/ministry, at this year's Arise Ministries, Ignite Conference.  Thank you again to Arise founders, Shelley Pulliam and Pam Kanaly for hosting us!  We had a beautiful day full of inspiration for women in all areas of ministry and leadership, including non-profit ministries, like Kairos 10. 

The Kairos ladies had a double blessing of attending the conference and gleaning wonderful insights and inspiration from the speakers, while advancing the mission of K10.  Here are some pictures from the event!  For more information about Arise Ministries visit http://www.ariseministries.net/.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 2012 trip complete

Kairos founders, Charlie and Katheryn Pennington traveled to Ghana this week to work with Kairos beaders, and do amazing work through the ministry of Kairos, and a partner ministry ID Ministries.  In 2011 ID Ministries, under the leadership of Courtney Bullard, launched a "Buy this Shirt" campaign, aimed at rescuing trokosi girls out of slavery.  Funds were raised to purchase 20 girls from the illegal practice, and place them in the Baptist Girls Vocational Training Center in Frankadua.  The Training Center was first visited by a Kairos team in April, 2011.  Reverend Grace is the headmistress of the Training Center which provides room and board, as well as traditional schooling and vocational training to more than 50 girls. 

The Penningtons were able to meet with a voodoo priest in an effort to pay for the release of the girls.  After one failed attempt, the second day the priest agreed to speak with the Penningtons, Pastor Odai from Accra, and two other Ghanaian pastors.  Though it is a process, arrangements have already been made for all 20 girls to be released!  Because of these efforts, 20 young women will now be nutured, loved, and taught a vocational trade that will give them hope and a future.  A Kairos group traveling to Ghana in March will visit the Frankadua home and meet the girls who have been rescued.   
During this trip, the beaders were also busy producing new bracelets, which will be returned to the US this week!  Over 500 new bracelets will return with additional shipments returning in February and March!  The work of Kairos continues to expand and new jewelry designs will be introduced at future Kairos events.  Follow the blog or visit our website to see the new designs soon!  #buyabraceletsendanet.   http://www.kairos10.com/.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ignite Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City

Kairos 10 is honored to be a part of the 2012 Ignite Conference in Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.  The annual women's leadership conference is hosted by Arise Ministries.  Co-founders Pam Kanaly and Shelley Pulliam founded Arise Ministries in 2002 with the desire to encourage all women in discovering their value to God.  Arise Ministries has hosted the Survive N' Thrive for single mothers the past 7 years and has received recognition from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who serves as the honorary chair.   

This is the 3rd annual Ignite Conference hosted by Arise.  It will be held at the Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City.  Ignite is a one-day regional conference focusing on empowering women in ministry.  Women who serve as ministry leaders, volunteers, Bible study members, teachers, support staff at a church, or as an employee of a faith-based non-profit are invited to attend.  The conference is designed to provide encouragement, spiritual nourishment, and fresh motivation.  Click here to learn more Ignite Conference 2012. 

Kairos 10 jewelry will be available for purchase at the event with the proceeds going towards the purchase of mosquito nets in Ghana, West Africa. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Gathering and plans for 2012!

Kairos celebrated the end of 2011 with a special gathering of women who have had significant contributions to the ministry throughout the past year.  Here is a picture of the gathering

Kairos had an incredible 2011 as God continues to bless the ministry.  Last year, over 4,000 nets were delivered with an additional 3,000 on order to deliver early this year. 
Visit the blog again soon!  A special announcement will be made regarding an event coming in 2012!