Kenya (MNN) — Kenya
is the only country of East Africa that has
never had a civil war. An oasis of relative stability on a continent
fraught with unrest, it's the perfect jumping off point for building the future
of the church with the current generation.
World Gospel Mission's Michael Johnson works in this arena
toward far-reaching impact. "We focus on how we can provide
sustainable solutions that are building self-reliance within the communities.
We do have educational institutions but most of them have been focused on
biblical training and we are now moving into vocational training as well as
primary and secondary school."
WGM approach involves six venues. The first is Children's Ministries. The team in this area works to meet
children's spiritual and physical needs through schools, orphanages, Bible
schools, and street ministries.
Church ministries involve building relationships to
create an atmosphere where evangelism can take place. Helping in the
establishment of local churches by training individuals in leadership and
sending them all over the world.
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is growing at a rate of more than 5%, there are
still many who need help with basic education.
In this area of the world, education is power. WGM's Educational ministries emphasizes
education in a Christian atmosphere because they regard the students of today
as tomorrow's church leaders.
Humanitarian and medical ministries offer yet another avenue to reach out to
people in need. It's a constant focus on
meeting human needs in all areas of the world while considering opportunities
Johnson says offering hope to the foundation of the
community comes with relationship.
"We do get involved with the communities with Bible discussion and
Bible study. We are training people that go in and work with children
specifically about their relationship with Christ."
Johnson's current array of work include evangelism, humanitarian work, work
with orphans and abandoned children, training medical students, interns, and
physicians, working at rural healthcare and urban slum clinics, and supporting
At this point, the team is looking for funding and prayer
support. Click here if you want to help.