Faith without action is dead, is a statement that best captures Kenyan award-winning gospel artiste Eunice Njeri's life mission.
Speaking exclusively to Kenyans.co.ke, the sultry-voiced singer opened up on one of her project that has touched the hearts of countless Kenyans.
Dubbed Secret Place, her project focused on finding a permanent solution to the water crisis in Lodwar, via Pastor Wilson Kariuki and his wife Alice (based in Lodwar), she was able to partner with Drill for Life company to kickstart the project.Gospel singer Eunice Njeri pictured during a praise session at the Secret Place concert in April 2019.File
"I have always been involved in mission work ever since I can remember, from as far back as 2008, before Eunice Njeri the singer, there's Eunice the humanitarian who believes that God wants us to step in for the less privileged,
"I embarked on 'Secret Place' in April 2019 through a concert held at the International Christian Centre in Nairobi where we used the proceeds to fund the exercise," she narrated.
After a year of patience, her partners came through by topping up the money she had collected through her concert, and the borehole and the dream came true
On March 19, Eunice and her partners struck life-giving water deep in the heart of Lokipetoti village, where countless families had gone for decades without access to water.
"We gave relief food in the years before but then God put it in my heart to do something more permanent. The greatest miracle is that we hit water that's so pure y'all," an ecstatic Eunice shared with her followers on Instagram
Pressed on what inspired her to embark on such a noble quest, Eunice opened up to this writer about how she realised long before she became a household name that God had placed her on earth to serve the less fortunate.
"I am a strong believer in mission work as it provides the rare opportunity to provide food water for the body as well as the sharing the word of God to nourish the soul," she revealed.From the Left, Eunice Njeri, Pastor Wilson Kariuki and his wife Alice Kariuki at the Secret Place concert in April 2019.File
The Groove Awards 2019 Artist of the Year has big plans for her mission work - projects that she revealed were close to her heart.
"We had planned another concert to be held on May 8, in a bid to raise funds for our next project but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, everything is currently on hold as we continue to pray on it," she stated.
Her Lodwar project is set to change the lives of the locals who are mainly nomadic pastoralists who needed to move for kilometres at a time to ensure their livestock could access water.
"We hope that with this new borehole, the people can now try out crop farming and we are calling on well-wishers who can come and help in training them on the same to do so, and help change the lives of theses amazing group of people for the better," Njeri remarked.Residents of Lodwar pictured at the new borehole facilitated by Gospel Musician Eunice Njeri and Drill for Life Company on March 19, 2020.Lodwar residents pictured at the new borehole facilitated by Gospel Musician Eunice Njeri and Drill for Life Company on March 19, 2020.File
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