Kenya (MNN/AIM) ― The World Bank projects a modest 3.5 percent growth in Kenya's economy for next year. That's good news, considering the drought of 2009.
Multiple problems, beginning with the post-election violence and turning to a severe drought during the year, left the majority of Kenyans in poverty.
The story reads no differently for Scott Theological College, an Africa Inland Mission partner in Machakos, Kenya.
Over 200 students from across Africa reported for classes, but only 20 could pay their tuition. The problem hinders the college from properly training pastors.
The college is an educational institution providing an evangelical theological education that is accredited at university level. Its purpose is to provide training for church ministries at a more advanced academic level than was available through the Bible Schools of the AIC. While functioning as the national theological College of the Africa Inland Church, it has existed from the beginning to serve all churches.
One of the strengths of Scott Theological College is that more than 70% of all operating expenses come from within Africa, underscoring the local ownership for the Institution. However, this also means that STC remains especially vulnerable to drought, famine, or other societal problems affecting the local context. Ask God to provide the needed resources to continue training pastors.