In 2010, as part of the Blackhawk Presbytery's Kenyan Network program, Oswego Presbyterian Church entered into a spiritual partnership with a church in Kithino Parish, Kenya.
This is a formal partnership between the Presbyterian Church of North Central Kenya and northern Illinois, as recognized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The agreement provides support, training, and relationship for parishes, congregations, institutions, and pastors in Imenti. Blackhawk Presbytery has provided annual training programs, exchange trips between the presbyteries, consultation, and capital funds for a Conference Training Center in Meru. A number of congregations in the presbytery are partners with congregations or institutions in Imenti presbyteries.
OPC representatives have visited the Kithino Parish, and we have sponsored fundraising efforts for the parish to help ease the effects of drought and food shortages.