The Founding of Segera Mission, as told by Janice Gleason Skow
My father, Rev. Carlton Gleason, first visited Kenya at age 84. He visited me at Segera Ranch, where I had started a school for the local children, and immediately fell in love with the country and its people.
As a retired minister of Nazarene and Baptist churches, he was compelled to help the struggling community. He donated desks and supplies and started helping us with the second grade class we had just created. He flew back several times, becoming very involved in the community and local church. After my mother passed away, almost 4 years later, he bought 20 acres of land on the Uaso Nyiro River in Northern Kenya, and started a Mission at 88 years old!
My beautiful father, whom everyone in the region called “Pappy,” died in 2008 at the age of 94. In the six years he spent ministering to the community at Segera Mission, he single-handedly built a church, a school, a clinic and a library, using his own resources and the gifts from his children and a handful of amazing friends.
Over 1,400 people attended his funeral, a testament to the impact Pappy had on this remote region of Northern Kenya.
My husband, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Richard Skow, and I are committed to keeping my father’s dream alive and continuing the life-saving and transformative work he started. With your assistance, we can help brighten the future for the people of Kenya.
Won’t you help us with a gift today? Any amount makes a difference for the children and families of Segera.
We thank you,
Janice Gleason Skow