Chad Chai hails from Giriama community in Takaungu (Kilifi County). Even after civilization having reached many years before in this region, Chad Chai and some of her people have not fully embraced it. She is a traditionalist who worships her ancestors and doesn't attend any church. She hasn’t been convinced as to why she should be fully dressed. Though many have tried to offer clothes and convince her to dress up, she sometimes wears but removes them soon afterwards. She feels she wants to extend her traditional beliefs to the next generation. Her age is unknown but is estimated to be in her sixties.
|Chad Chai preparing her meal|
When Takaungu missionaries from Ukunda Mission School first saw her, she was working in her farm some distance away from their home. At first they were shocked thinking she was insane, only to discover she was a nearby neighbor in her full sound mind. They became compassionate and discussed among themselves how they could help her live and dress like the rest of society and more so know about the Savior. They approached her and made a good relationship and invited her to their missionary base. She was excited of the concern and few days later began to visit them. She has since visited them severally and discussed many issues.
Hellen, Victoria and Gladys have brought her close and shown her the unlimited love of God. Through this, Chad has developed great interest to learn more about God. She pays them many visits and is very eager to learn. Missionaries’ faith is undeterred as they believe soonest possible her life will be fully transformed inside out. facebook