Dave & Dr. Suzie Snyder

Maasai Warrior Dave & Dr. Suzie Snyder have served the Christian Missionary Fellowship in Kenya among the Maasai since January 1992. They depend on your prayers for an effective ministry as they balance their roles while raising their children, Rebekah (1990) and Lauren (1993). 
Where the Maasai are...
The Snyders' work combines medicine and ministry to the Maasai through CMF's five bush clinics in Narok District. Suzie oversees patient care, while Dave oversees the churches and literacy workers and manages the ongoing operation of the clinics in their work area. Dave is also the CMF's Field Business Administrator in Kenya - a significant support role for all CMF families serving in Kenya.

In July 2001, the Snyders returned to Kenya to begin our third term serving the Maasai with Christian Missionary Fellowship.


Time line of Ministry with the Maasai

19741974 - First survey into Kenya by Ethiopia team.
19781978 - Brocks & Dotys arrive (January). By year end, Johnsons, Priests, & Hudson are on the field.
19801980 - Meeting of several hundred Maasai elders: "We believe all these things and want to follow Jesus."
19811981 - 18 Missionaries, 2 bush clinics.>
19841984 - Disengagement from the African Inland Church. Work opened among the Baraguyu of Tanzania (cousins of Maasai).
19851985 - Famine relief.
19861986 - First urban thrust into Narok town (multi-tribal)
19881988 - Formal Maasai-wide literacy program begins. Two families join team as CMF work in Tanzania closes.
19891989 - 2x2 program -- Maasai evangelists do village evangelism. Dedication of the training center in Ewaso Ng'iro. Research done among the Samburu (cousins of Maasai).
19911991 - Dedication of the Narok Church of Christ building.
19921992 - 38 Missionaries; new work begins in Emurua Dikir; 5 clinics.
19941994 - Evangelists go into unreached areas of Maasailand (2x2 program). Food for work provided (famine relief). Dedication of second training center at Ng'atataek.
19951995 - Narok Church of Christ fully led by Kenyan ministers, elders, deacons, and deaconesses.
19961996 - 27 missionaries; 61 churches with an average attendance of 2,500; 135 baptisms. Elder training beings in churches.
19971997 - Transition of leadership seminars help the Maasai churches consolidate and assume more autonomy.
19981998 - Youth ministry begun in churches.
20002000 - 8 missionaries; 9 clinics, all Maasai run; church leaders form an advisory council of church leaders and hire a Maasai worker for youth ministries.
20012001 - Snyders return to Kenya in July
20012001 - Franklin Christian Church sends missions group to Tanzania and Kenya
20012002 - Snyders 20th wedding anniversary
20012002 - Snyders 10th Kenya ministry anniversary
20012002 - Dave becomes CMF's Field Business Administrator in Kenya

Partnership

Yes! I believe that we should do all we can to plant Christian Churches among the Maasai peoples.  I would like to partner with Dave and Dr. Suzie in bringing medicines and God's Word to the Maasai tribe...
Dave, Suzie, Rebecca, Lauren Snyder, September 2004  

Please send contributions / correspondence / medical supplies to:

CMF International 
P.O. Box 501020 
Indianapolis, IN 46250-6020 
317.578.2700
fax 317.578.2827
http://www.cmfi.org
Rick & Jan Taylor  (jantaylor5@juno.com)
5405 McGavock Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-373-8047

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