Our vision for working into Kenya is to work alongside the General Superintendent of Elim Gospel Kenya to encourage, support and advise him in his role. We do this by regular visits and financial giving as we are able.
We first went to Kenya in July/August 2010 and have visited six times since then. During these visits, we have conducted Pastors' and Leaders' seminars in various locations. More recently we have concentrated on supporting, teaching and training the leadership of a local church in Nyeri. Our aim in doing this is that we equip a local church of which the General Overseer is the Senior Pastor so that they can effectively pass on the teaching and training in their way according to their own culture.
Secondly, we support one local Elim Gospel Pastor and his family financially. We have paid for the eldest daughter to go to secondary school and through college - she finished with a catering certificate. We have also been seeking ways to help the Pastor and his wife make a living so they can support themselves. So far we have bought them chickens, rabbits, cows and goats all to breed and sell, and crops to grow and sell.
We have financed the building and equipping of a shop, called ‘Your Place Kenya’ from which items are sold to help support the Senior Pastor and his family. Through their entrepreneurship, they have sub-let parts of the building to a dressmaker and a motorbike parts dealer.
The General Overseer, Rev. Samuel Kingori, had a dream and believed God for a place which could be used as a National Office for the wider work of Elim Gospel. God answered his prayers and he has obtained the property he wanted. We have been able to help furnish the office with office desks and chairs, a desktop computer and a printer.
All this has been made possible through the giving of the great people of Grimsby Neighbourhood Church. Thank you!