Over 17,000 nets!!

Thank you for helping us "Fight the Bite!"

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!