Church Construction in Kenya - April 2019 Update
We recently received this joyful report from Stu and Annie Ross, The Outreach Foundation’s East Africa Mission Consultants:
PCEA Neema-Gilgil Church
On November 25, 2018, we dedicated a beautiful church, PCEA Neema-Gilgil. This church is located in Central Province about three hours north of Kikuyu and has an interesting history. The church was started in 2002 with just seven members. They came to us for help in 2005 and asked us to assist them in building a small mabati church. At the time, they had 25 members and were growing. In 2013 they started digging the foundation for their new, much larger church which will hold about 400 members. They will have to do some fishing to add to their current 75 members, and they will! This church now has the capacity to do outreach in the larger community in which they serve. They are also considering adding a nursery and primary school.
PCEA Neema Church
We dedicated PCEA Neema Church in February. Located about 20 km away from our office in Kikuyu, it is a baby of the Gikambura Church which we built 15 years ago. It is a beautiful stone church that will seat about 250 people. A group from First Presbyterian Church of Endicott, NY assisted the congregation by painting the inside of the church. Everyone did a great job in glorifying Jesus Christ. “Asante sana” in Kiswahili or “Thank you very much” in English.
PCEA Kirathimo Church
In early April the Secretary General of the PCEA dedicated Kirathimo Church. It is located not far from Nyeri, about three hours north of our home base in Kikuyu. We built the first Kirathimo Church in June 2005. It was a small mabati church with less than thirty members. The congregation now numbers sixty-two families and seventy-four children and is growing fast.
PCEA Kirathimo Church is also involved in outreach. They are having an Easter Convention April 19-21 and celebrating Mission Week August 2-4. Throughout the year they have groups visiting people in their community, evangelizing to neighbors. Rev. Paul Wahome, a true missionary, is their minister. We have built ten churches together.
The church continues to grow rapidly in East Africa. Thank you for your partnership and prayers in building the Kingdom.
Blessings to all,
Stu and Annie
Read more about Church Construction in Kenya HERE.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $120,000 to build four churches at $30,000 each. Make a gift HERE or by sending a check to our office.