Church Construction in Kenya - May 2018 Update
We recently received this joyful report from Stu and Annie Ross, The Outreach Foundation’s East Africa Mission Consultants:
Yesterday was a very eventful day for us. We dedicated PCEA Manyatta Church, the 300th church that The Outreach Foundation has assisted in building in East Africa. This is a great milestone but we reached this milestone only with the help of many partners and donors....and of course, God protected us and was with us throughout. As we do this Kingdom work, we move farther from our base to very difficult, remote and sometimes dangerous areas. Our aim is to spread the gospel to many that have not heard and to add capacity to those that have heard and can reach out and spread the good news of Jesus Christ themselves.
PCEA Manyatta is no exception.We have been working with them for over fifteen years. In 2003 we partnered with them to build a small mabati church. By adding this capacity, they were then able to buy several plots of adjoining land and now have a full elementary school which provides affordable Christian education to their community. They also provide food for the children.
They now have a beautiful sanctuary which will attract more people and allow them to do more outreach in their community. The church was packed with about 700 people at the dedication, a far cry from the fifty members they had in that first small mabati church.
The pictures don’t show that the church is completely surrounded by flood waters. We have had two-four inches of rain daily for the last month. Fortunately, no water has gotten into the church but we all had difficulty in navigating around the outside. Regardless, all went well and everyone was very happy with the church opening.
Many of you have participated in building and funding these churches. These churches are making an impact. Thank you for your participation and prayerful support.
Stu and Annie
Read more about Church Construction in Kenya HERE.
There are many more congregations in need of gathering structures for worship and community life. The Outreach Foundation 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.