Current home of AIC Katisaa

The Project
General facts about Katisaa Project

  • Build an Educational Center.
  • Give the community a worship center.
  • Help the only primary school in the area get books and writing material for the students.
  • Assist with educational material in the worship center.
  • Educate the villagers to be self sustaining.
    Future home of AIC Katisaas

The Old kitchen that was being used.

The 2013 Mission trip to Kenya is over and the team is back from Kenya. This was the 4th trip and even though the team was made up of 4 people, Joshua Kiilu, Neal Whison, David Bain and Ashley Burton, we were able to build a new kitchen for the AIC Katisaa church, while they await their permanent kitchen that will be located on the 3rd floor of the new building.

African odyssey: help for Kenyans, inspiration for Hoosiers Native son leads Columbus church members on a mission that opens eyes as it touches hearts

In Machakos, an impoverished city in Kenya, school supplies are so scarce that children share everything -- even something as small as a pencil.
"You're humbled to see kids breaking a pencil so that another kid can have a pencil," Joshua Kiilu said.

Kiilu, a native of Machakos, relocated to the U.S. more than 20 years ago, but he hasn't forgotten his hometown. In 2007, with the support of North Christian Church in Columbus, Kiilu began making trips from Indiana to Machakos to build an educational center.

A team of volunteers from North Christian Church in Columbus Indiana left on June 17th and returned July 2nd. The mission trip was a continuation of the work that was started in the village of Katisaa, Machakos in 2007