100% of all donations to this project go to Kenya’s Needy children. All costs and administration expenses are met from a separate fund and/or ‘Gift Aid’ contributions..
Grace Church was established in Kabiria in June 2013. The work was begun by reformed believing Kenyans, their ultimate purpose to glorify God in the spreading of the gospel and teaching sound doctrinal truths from His Word. Kabiria (not to be confused with Kibera) is an area in Kwangware (the second largest slum in Nairobi). It is a very needy place both physically and spiritually. People are often desperate and reach out to all sorts of beliefs and faiths to ease their difficult lives – including witchcraft and spiritism. The challenge is great but the ‘fields are white to harvest’.
Paul Musembi, the Pastor of the church, seeks to see souls saved and also to build up the saints with a deeper understanding of the riches that can be found in Christ Jesus. Sadly, Christianity in Kenya can often be very wide but very shallow, not truly penetrating the daily lives of the people and their personal walk with the Lord. One of the areas of outreach focused on is children’s ministry.
Children’s ministry is ongoing throughout the year. As well as the usual Sunday School, there is a vast work happening in schools. Both Primary and Secondary schools are visited every week in the form of assemblies and Bible classes where up to 500 children hear the great truths of the gospel. Many of these have received their own bibles to take and use at home. The schools are very open to Grace Church going in and we praise God for this golden opportunity to witness for Him on a regular basis. Schools close 3 times a year – a time for Paul and his team to put up their feet and rest – but no, this is when they hold VBS (Vacation Bible School) at the church. They open up the building for 4 days where children attend Bible classes, activities and are given lunch. Children are often shut out of the house and left roaming the streets in holiday time, while parents try to find work. They love to have VBS to attend and will come all day, well over 100 of them, making it a very tiring and yet rewarding time.
This project also seeks to help those children who have educational potential but not the financial support it needs for them to progress. At the moment we are supporting a young lady through Strathmore University in Nairobi. Mary was first introduced to us when she was ten years old. She is an orphan, losing both her parents and brothers to HIV. She was quite behind in her schooling at first but soon progressed and showed real ability. It has been wonderful to see her make the grades for such a high profile university. She is studying Business and IT. As she has no family support she needs full assistance with university fees and accommodation. It is our aim to see Mary reach her potential and become self-sufficient.
We praise the Lord for the work taking place in Kabiria and pray it will all be to His honour and glory. The UK representatives for this project receive a weekly email, updating them on current progress and issues. All donations given to this project are put into the care of the UK representatives who guarantee that 100% of it, is spent on that, for which it is specifically donated.
Children at Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.
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Paul with pupils he teaches at Kinyaniui Primary School on
Wednesdays. (NB: Kenyan primary schools go up to age 14).
Cornerstone School has Bible teaching on Tuesdays.
Alpha Glory School is visited on Fridays.
On Thursdays Paul is able to share God’s Word with pupils at Kabiria
Primary School. This photo is taken during a special
function day, so they were not in class.