Gerald and Louise are passionate about young people knowing Jesus and living lives committed to him.
Gerald and Louise both work with iServe Africa. Gerald leads a discipleship programme called TransformD for young people after they have finished high school. The Kenyan education system has a natural gap from January to August so it is a strategic time to offer a discipleship programme. It means that the young people don't have to delay their studies and it makes good use of this free time. The programme runs for six months and is held at the iServe Africa premises.
The main focus is to deepen their faith and knowledge of the Bible while also making time for mentorship, life skills and cross-cultural mission training. It includes a month-long mission trip within Kenya. The programme also runs a 500m2 greenhouse to teach about farming, teamwork and the theology of work. The young people leave TransformD better prepared for their next stage of education or employment, stronger in their Christian faith and with some good Christian friendships formed during their time there.
You can find out more about TransformD and give in support of the programme here.
Gerald and Louise have twin boys called Jeremiah and Daniel.
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A lot has changed since our last prayer letter. TransformD was suspended in the middle of March and everything here was abruptly stopped. All young people travelled home to their various parts of the country and the British contingent also left without knowing if TransformD would resume without them.
Thankfully, coronavirus has spread slowly. Life was immediately different as soon as a handful of cases were confirmed – schools, colleges and churches closed, people were advised to work from home and handwashing stations popped up everywhere. After more than three months the reported number of deaths is still under 200 which is such wonderful news. We have heard reports of testing being charged expensively (£50-80), with some results being given after very long delays -so many people would likely choose not to be tested even if they suspected they had the virus. However, we know that significant numbers of people being seriously ill and dying from the virus would be impossible to hide and we are relieved that, so far, Kenya hasn’t been too badly affected.
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