These projects are about a child, a woman, a man – our community. These projects are about you. They offer a chance to connect with communities we are committed to celebrate. This is an invitation to consider what we really know and believe about our neighbors and friends.
These ministries are presented to move you toward an enriched life in community where we can act justly and show mercy. We invite you to celebrate these friends and neighbors with us through extravagant love and lavish giving. In this we are pointed to a loving generosity that is greater and more enduring than our own – that of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us take steps that will either lead us in a new direction or motivate us to continue down a road already chosen.
He has shown you, O man what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Christ to the Unreached Project International Ministry
Christ to Unreached Mission International is a mission agency working among the Unreached groups of people in rural areas of Nigeria.
DO CHURCH BUILDINGS STOP INSECURITY?
Recently our missionaries fled some of our mission fields in Niger and Kebbi States due to insecurity, leaving behind structures (Church buildings) we spent thousands of naira to build. There are hundreds of places of worship abandoned in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Niger, and Kebbi States. Over the years, I have come to understand that building structures without building the people is a waste of God’s resources.
Building churches on every street has not reduced insecurity and joblessness in our society. Church buildings have never been one of the basic need of man; they do not necessarily lead to increased godliness. God’s command to the church is very clear: ‘Go into all the world and make *disciples* of all nations’. He has not commissioned us to build churches! It is disciples that makes a church. A church building is merely where disciples meet.
Our focus should not be on building churches only, rather we should focus more on making disciples. We do not need multiple Church buildings for the light of God to shine over a city. Rather, we need disciples who would represent Jesus outside the four corners of Church buildings – men and women who will glorify Jesus in their offices, businesses, schools – everywhere!
I am not against building auditoriums for worship, however, I think Church leaders should commit more resources to discipleship.
They are located in near Kapsabet town Nandi County. We are helping to build a drug and alcohol counseling center and provide medications for the Faith Dispensary. They are planning a library to be used as a resource for Pastors, lay leaders and the community. They also plan to provide leadership training center, refresh and retreat center for pastors. Currently they have a temporary worship center which can house 80 people.
Institute for the Study of African Realities
Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR) is a constituent school of Africa International University (AIU), located in Karen, Kenya, a suburb of Nairobi. This leading university was formerly known as Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School Theology (NEGST). ISAR provides Certificate courses, Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Inter-religious studies, and other short courses. We provide strategic partnerships with like-minded universities in the USA, scholarships, faculty endowment, and program support.
Living Hope High School
They are located outside Bungoma in a rural community.
This school started by former educator, Marilyn Uhl, is able to attract and graduate the best and brightest students, many from families that are unable to pay for their education. We support this school through various projects which include building a dispensary for the community that also provides for the students. We take short term medical mission teams here that provide annual examinations, education on preventative healthcare, and treat existing heath care conditions for both students and community members.
New Scent Centre International
Many thousands of young girls, some as young as 5 years old, are being sold for sex by their parents and others on the streets of Kenya. Some, are homeless and sell themselves. The sexual abuse they endure scars them for life. Flora Mwikali, a seminary graduate, left her job as a university professor to save these young girls from a life of hopelessness and degradation and introduce them to new life in Christ.
Pan Africa Christian University
They are located on the North side of Nairobi and is recognized for their organizational leadership, communications, and theological programs. We are assisting them with several projects that are part of their strategic plan which includes building an athletic field that can be used for soccer, track and field, with a long term goal of building an aquatic center. We raise money for student scholarships, faculty endowments, and are planning a sustainability conference later this year in partnership with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance-KEPSA and the Association of Private Universities. This public-private project is designed to bring sustainability to public and private universities in Kenya and link the business community to the academic centers for better integration and collaboration linking education to the growing economic development occurring in Kenya.
Peace Building, Healing, and Reconciliation Program (PHARP)
PHARP is located Matasia/Kiserian Road, 1st Floor, Tuskys chap chap building in Kajiado-North County and are actively working in 10 communities and about 6 counties in Kenya. PHARP’s vision is to see transformed individuals and communities living in holistic harmony with one another, God and the physical environment. PHARP’s mission is to foster peace, healing and reconciliation through training in conflict prevention and reconstruction. PHARP’s programs include: peace building, conflict transformation, trauma healing and forgiveness, reconciliation, discipleship and publications of educational materials.
The Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation
The Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation was founded and registered as a charitable Foundation in Kenya with the main goal being to contribute to the reduction of health and social-economic impacts of breast, cervical, and prostrate cancer. The Foundation’s Mission is to mobilize support for enhanced access to breast, cervical and prostrate cancer information, screening and referral for improved prevention, early detection and treatment. The Foundation focuses on carrying out free cancer screenings to the public for the purpose of enhancing early detection and providing care and support for cancer patients, their care givers, and cancer survivors.
Riverside Prison Ministry Uganda
Riverside prison ministry is a religious organization operating in Uganda, East Africa.
Reaching out to over 17 prisons in the Eastern region of Uganda with activities such us, Gospel evangelism, biblical studies program, ex inmate reentry programs, inmate –family re connections/outreach, ex inmate discipleship program, ex inmate economic empowerment activities.
RPM.U, was started by Jeff William Apelli, an ex-inmate who by God’s grace gave his life to Christ while in prison nine years ago.
The ministry currently runs discipleship programs in four churches run by ex-inmate brethren who gave their lives to Christ while in prison, also the ministry has a farm which serves us our holding base with activities such as fellowships by ex inmate brethren living there, crop farming, and fish farming. Our main objective for the above activities is to mentor ex inmate brethren, have an income generation for both the sustainability of the ministry and the ex-inmates, and also empower with them with life skills.
However, I must state that with all above the ministry activities, we are constrained due to a number of challenges, our farm still requires funding for expansion purposes, our long term goal with the Lords provision is to have a fully established and facilitated discipleship center in the premises.
Our fish ponds are still at virgin level requiring still a lot of input, in terms of funds to re stalk with quality fingerlings, consistent supply of fish feeds and also construction of more ponds,
The farm has a shelter with an extension which is incomplete and suffering dilapidation of the walls due to the roofing which is not yet done, leaving the walls bear, we urgently are need of funding to help complete this so important shelter to help accommodate the increasing number of reformed brethren coming out of prisons and having no where to go due to longer periods spent in prison and broken families.
Our prisons are spread mostly in the rural, most of them far from each other drawing a great challenge of transport more so during long mission outreach programs, because of lack of a ministry van, we have always been left to cover few prisons than we would have loved too and going with few volunteers.
We pray that Lord shall bring to us men, women, churches and organizations to partner with us to advance the Kingdom of God in this part of the world.
Below are some pictures and videos of our work for God in the prisons here.
Time with ex inmate brethren
Rice plantation by ex inmate in the ministry farm
Ponds need re stalking urgently
Incomplete structure requires completion.