The Words to a Troubled Disciple
God saved a man while he was in jail for a heartbreaking crime, and the Lord is rebuilding his life now from the ground up.
In Paul’s letter to Titus, he strongly urged this church leader, “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us” (Titus 2:7-8, ESV).
The Path Forward
World Challenge’s partners in Kenya are helping abandoned kids create a better future.
Joshua was very young, probably not yet a teenager, when he was abandoned to live on the streets of Kenya’s capital city. Sadly, that’s not uncommon. It’s estimated that there are as many as 300,000 kids living on the streets in Nairobi and other big cities across the country. Those kids lead difficult lives. Consistent meals are hard to come by, and fights and violence are very common.
A Place at Home
World Challenge’s partners in Kenya are providing refuge for girls threatened with forced child marriage.
For many young girls in parts of Kenya, the questions of who and when they marry is not up to them. A legal battle against child marriage has been fought for decades in Kenya. Underage marriage was banned in 1990 and was more heavily criminalized by a law passed in 2014, but that has done little to stop the practice.
A Thief Reborn and Transformed
God is the only one who can completely change a hard heart, and he has done exactly this in one man who lived wildly and dangerously.
Emanuel Rop lives in the Rift Valley, in an area that borders two tribes called Kipsigis and Luos. He is 45 years old, and nothing about his life these days with his wife and four children would hint of his wild past before meeting God.
A Garden in the Desert
The Community Transformation ministry located in Western Kenya reaches hundreds of people spread across the Rift Valley region with the transformative power of the gospel.
Many of the Rift Valley community members have experienced salvation in Jesus Christ as a direct result of their involvement with World Challenge’s partners.
Discovering God’s Word Together
The church in Sub-Saharan Africa is growing, and evangelism is continuing as people find new ways to connect in the ongoing pandemic.
New lockdown restrictions are being enforced in Kenya “after the COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 22 percent in two months,” Voice of America reported.
The Start of a New Life
Children in Kenya are being offered a new lease on life and a chance to know God by World Challenge’s partners.
In places shaken by unrest, children are often the first to suffer and the ones to carry the marks of it longest afterward.
Wandering but Not Lost
One lady’s generous heart toward orphaned children in Kenya ultimately turned her life toward her own heavenly Father.
To walk around, often without a specific purpose or without a particular destination in mind. To wander aimlessly.
The Church of Acts in Modern Times
One village’s new church is emblematic of the Spirit’s provision and movement throughout Kenya’s community of believers.
The early church in Acts serves as an inspiration to most modern churches who long to see the same degree of the Spirit’s movement and believers’ unity.