Great post! Timely for me personally; I am currently in Kenya administering surveys and working on an evaluation project throughout the Western region. The project made initial contacts with the pastors of a few churches in the communities. I am finding this has been a great medium for community entry. I really don't hear a lot of development people talk about utilizing local churches. Clearly there are reasons not to get involved with local churches, but I'm starting to wonder if the benefits outweigh the costs. Any thoughts?