About j-127 Ministry

J-127 Is a ministry of the The Empowerment Christian Center in Dallas, TX.

J-127 is derived from James 1:27: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. The ministry has been ongoing now for the last few years behind the scenes. 


Providing a suitable dwelling and sustenance for “help-less” widows and orphans’ with an objective of leading relatively comfortable lives.

Ministry Teams

We have two ministry teams that coordinate the operations of the ministry namely Team USA in the United States and Team Kenya.

Ministry Accomplishments


We have managed to

  • Buy and distribute a 2–3-month food supplies, on a quarterly basis, to up-to 30 Widowed families. These families include, the widow or widower, their children and sometimes, relatives living with them. These has truly been a lifeline to these families.
  • We have also managed to build a house and help in completing another for two of the widows whose mud huts were utterly destroyed by the elements.
  • We have sent consignments of gently used clothes donations from both The Empowerment Christian Center and Royal Haven Baptist churches.

Funding Sources 


To date, the ministry has entirely been funded by members of The Empowerment Christian Center, Dallas through their donations and from designated church funds for missions. We are grateful for their willingness and commitment to support J-127 Ministry.

Ministry Objectives  

We desire to open up the ministry to our friends and families, churches and ministries and other organizations to partner with us so as to enable us expand on our, greatly-in-demand, feeding program and house building efforts to more widowed families on the waiting list.

We hope to accomplish these by: –

  • Creating awareness by word of mouth through the church members and friends.
  • Fund raising efforts through planned events.
  • Seasonal mission trips to Kenya by friends and partners.
  • Engagement of organizations that would be willing to partner with us.

Getting sponsorships for the widows and orphans.

Proposal for the Widow/widower family dwelling may meet the following requirements:

  • Consist of “semi-permanent house” with Iron sheet (mabati in swahili) roof consisting of three rooms measuring 12×12 feet minimum each. The foundation may be concrete with high grade iron sheet-erected walls.
    •    One room to serve as a common living room, one as the widow’s bedroom and the last as a bedroom for her dependent children/grandchildren.
    •    Build a small outside bathroom and toilet (pit latrine) if none exists.
    •    Buy a small gas stove for each widow to avoid smoke generated by lighting firewood.
    •    Install plastic gutters in each house and a 5000 liter water tank to harvest rainwater.
    •    Install a solar panel if possible and battery to provide lights and charge grandmas phone (optional)
    •    One milk goat and few chicken will ensure each widow and her dependents children get

     enough egg protein diet and milk.
•    Any other accessories that the team on the ground sees as a necessity.

The total Budged for a house should

Proposal based on Funds availability

  • Once the houses are built and completed, we would set up a “WIDOW SUPPORT FUND OR STIPEND” for the following critical items.
  • Regular support for her and the dependent children.
  • Farming and aid through seeds and fertilizers purchase assistance programs.
  • Entrepreneurial ventures aid for the interested the widow/widower to promote self-reliance and sustenance.