SHEFFIELD | Ten Safe T Homes made by Sukup Manufacturing Co. will be built in Kenya in January to help missionaries spread the word of God among nomadic herdsmen in the East African country.
The project is led by the Eagle Grove-based Global Compassion Network in cooperation with African Inland Mission.
The homes will initially be used by missionaries in a two-year outreach program with AIM. The goal is to plant a church in the region.
Besides introducing Christianity, the mission will be focused on helping the people in practical ways such as understanding the benefits of formal education.
Volunteers from Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church, First Presbyterian Church and Praise Community Church will travel to Kenya in early January to build the Safe T Homes.
Sukup Manufacturing has helped defray the cost of the homes through its 50 Homes for Humanity project, which is part of the company’s celebration of its 50-year anniversary in 2013.