Church Construction in Kenya - September 2017 Update
This is a story about a congregation in Kenya and how brothers and sisters there are reaching out to the community. In 2013, we partnered with Kinamba Church to help build their place of worship. The building was dedicated on November 10, 2013.
At the dedication ceremony, I challenged the congregation to start a school in their old church – and they did. By the end of 2014, they had forty children in their school, Green View Academy. In late 2016, they came to Outreach to see if we could partner with them to build two classrooms as their student population was getting close to 100. We helped build two classrooms in late 2016 and two more in August 2017.
Green View Academy is expecting approximately 200 kids in January 2018, and they are well on their way to providing classes for kindergarten through eighth grade. Besides providing a quality Christian education, they also feed these children. For many it may be the only meal they get all day. The church has also started feeding children on Sunday – they provide meals for about 200 children every Sunday.
There are 18 churches in this parish. Kinamba Church is the largest and the fastest growing. All of this from a small seed planted in 2013!
Grateful for your support and partnership,
Stu Ross, East Africa Mission Catalyst
There are many more congregations in need of gathering structures for worship and community life. Outreach is seeking gifts totaling $120,000 for four stone churches at $30,000 each and $8,000 to $10,000 for a new Mabati church building.