|Kenya Campus Ministry|
" I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10b
As we begin the year 2010, this scripture has been fulfilled in our very campus ministry. The year is one that Campus ministry started with great expectations having set our smart goals in order to "Let God use US"
God has allowed us to start the year with Bible Talks happening in 6 tertiary institutions, every week. The bible Talks have been very encouraging especially through recent baptisms (such as Levi and Ibrahim of University of Nairobi) at the very end of last year and Pamela at the beginning of this year (Kenya Polytechnic).
In order to get formal recognition in institutions, and thus proceed with our bible talks, the campus ministry founded a club called "Campus Beacon" which is led by disciples in various institutions. The goal of the club is to reach out to the students as we help others in their challenges. Most institutions have warmly welcomed the club and allowed us to operate in their premises.
Like our brothers in the first Century, God has enabled us to feel the joy that comes with putting scriptures into practice. The year began with lots and lots of fellowships - without mentioning the Sunday fellowships after service and weekly dinners at bible talk levels. We have experienced extra ordinary fellowships e.g. during Campus Challenge Camp, a mini camp at Rowallan camping site for one night and one day. The goal was to develop character of disciples through challenging activities. God glorified himself in this because of the joy, fun and bonding produced by the challenges.
Our fellowships have also focused on serving the community. This includes our hospital visits to the national spinal injury hospital where we go every first week of the month.
We also have e-soccer programme where we play with special children who suffer from ADP, ADDH, Autism and Down syndrome. The e-sports programs aim at helping them to achieve their full potential while at the same time helping us to reach out to the guardians.
The above activities not only enables us to fulfill the call for true religion (James 1:27) but has built in us incredible gratitude to God for what he has already given us.
In order to run the above activities a lot of finances are required. Yet the Campus ministry is made up of students who are in humble circumstances. In order to overcome that, we chose to begin by focusing on our giving to God. We hold fund raising every month to help in clearing our missions contribution. We have also initiated activities to raise money such as the just launched "Campus Challenge Camp DVD". The DVD is not only inspiring but also helpful in raising money for other activities. Other programmes for raising money are in progress and God willing we will be a financially independent ministry.
Our prayer life has been growing tremendously; this includes daily prayer meetings, all night prayer meetings which are held in various institutions and prayer partners. In this year we are hopeful that God will use us to save students in entire tertiary institutions in Nairobi, Kenya. To God be the Glory, Amen!