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Our group provides financial support for the Africa U-Turn for Christ ministry in Kenya. Two men we have sponsored — James Mongai Kioko and Eric Onyait — graduated from the eight-month program on December 27, 2020.   See videos below in which they thank us for our backing.


The founders are Gerry and Peggy Brown.  Based on Perris CA (near Riverside), they founded U-Turn twenty five years ago. It’s a structured, eight-month Biblical and work immersion program for alcohol and drug addicts. There are fourteen U.S. locations (including one nearby in Payson).

Seven international locations include the one in Kebabe, Kenya, that we support.  Kebabe is a small village in western Kenya.  The nearest population center is Kisi. To learn more about the general approach to the program, CLICK HERE!


When Randy and Allison Holland lived in Florida, they hosted a Bible group whose members included Randy and Kari Saul.  Randy Saul was a golf course superintendent and Kari was a human resources professional who also directed the women’s program at their church.

Through a Bible distribution program, the Saul’s made a connection in Kenya that led them to travel there about ten years ago.   In 2013 they permanently relocated to Kebabe with a goal of spreading the Gospel.  They have gained a strong foothold in this remote area where they have planted a Christian church.

The following links trace the powerful story of the Sauls and their work in Kenya.


The Kebabe U-Turn program is one of many ministries overseen by the Saul’s.  Pictured below are (a) Randy Saul and a group of men in the U-Turn and (b) men at a regular morning devotional.



We raised $2,400 in the last half of 2020 to support Joel Omagwa Ochoki, Dalton Manhry Maticha, and Ibrahim Nyabaga.  Our backing provides such supplies as mattresses, toiletries, clothes/shoes, bibles, and notebooks.

Financial Support for Africa U-Turn can be completed in the following ways:

Make checks payable to:

Calvary Chapel North Pinellas Inc

  • Mark on the check that the donation is to U-Turn Africa
  • Checks can be given to George Mitchell or Randy Holland at the Wednesday Morning Bible Study

If you prefer to mail your donation directly, it should go to:

Calvary Chapel North Pinellas Inc
32676 US Hwy 19N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684


  • If you choose to mail in your support, please notify George Mitchell with the amount so he can track the total amount given to meet our goal as a study.


They are Joel Omagwa Ochoki, Dalton Manhry Maticha, and Ibrahim Nyabaga.

Joel Omagwa Ochoki
Addicted to alcohol (Changa) since 1986. He is married with 5 children. His wife left him and took the three youngest children because of his addiction. He was left with 2 children, 1 of which died. We aren’t sure why. He was brought here by his brother who met another intake while in the hospital and was told about the ministry of U-turn.
Dalton Manhry Maticha
18 years old. He was born locally in Kisii but he has lived in Kibera, Nairobi. Kibera is the second-largest slum area in the world. Famine and disease are everywhere. People are murdered in the street regularly. Dalton was doing anything he could to survive. He has been using any and all drugs that were available and have been dependent on inhalants. He was brought to the program by his cousin.

Ibrahim Nyabaga

This is Ibrahim’s second time coming through the ministry. He was a leader on the original crew that built the Uturn bunkhouse, kitchen, dining room, and compound. He also helped build the church. He is an incredibly skilled mason. Ibrahim chose to come back because he slipped up and drank a couple of times and didn’t want to fall back into the life of an alcoholic. Nyabaga’s son, Hezborn, also completed the program and now works in our hen project.

Pictured below are several men in the U-Turn program at their baptism.

George Mitchell

Leader of Our Efforts to Support U-Turn For Christ