Mission Project

Marsabit Youth Worker

Marsabit Diocese is in northern Kenya and is the size of the whole of England. 60% of the population are Muslim and 35% follow traditional African religions – just 5% are Christian. Gospel workers are few, with fewer than 20 trained clergy.

The diocese’s youth and children’s worker is responsible for 53 churches spread across a huge region. It is an important role as radicalisation of young people is increasingly becoming an issue. Christian teenagers suffer much persecution and pressure to conform.

Jomo Nderitu has been the youth and children’s worker since January 2019. He previously worked in Marsabit as a ministry apprentice from 2014-2015. This apprenticeship year helped sharpen Jomo’s desire to live for Christ and proclaim him to the unchurched. Jomo then studied for a Bachelor of Theology at George Whitefield College in South Africa from 2016-2018.

Jomo’s ministry includes:

  • Discipling and training Sunday school teachers and youth leaders.
  • Producing ministry resources relevant to the unique context in Marsabit.
  • Organising youth and children’s events and running youth conferences.
  • Carrying out discipleship courses and establishing Christian Unions in schools.
  • Preaching across the diocese and seeking to model faithful bible handling.

Kenya

Population:

46,791,000

Evangelical Christians:

49%

Main religion:

Christianity

Main Languages:

English and Swahili

Recent Prayer Letters

DYWS (Diocesan Youth Workers Summit) August 2023 Spending time equipping a few for the sake of the many has been our clarion call. The aim is to multiply faithful gospel workers for the vast Marsabit diocese. And so it really warmed our hearts this August to see 54 youth workers gathered for a week-long intensive workshop in faithful Bible handling. There were lots of good things and wonderful sessions but what gripped our hearts was the reminder in the morning expositions from Colossians – that we sinners only become Christians by believing in Christ alone and remain Christians by continuing to believe in Christ alone! Please plead the Lord with us to warm the hearts of those that attended to love the gospel and be sharper in proclaiming it faithfully.
It’s a joy to have you hold our hands as we labour in his vineyard here in Marsabit. Please see below some updates from us.
It’s a joy to have you hold our hands as we labour in his vineyard here in Marsabit. Please see below some updates from us.

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