In Kenya, there is a huge need for more faithful, gospel-centred churches, and for specific ministries that reach out to and disciple young people. Many young people grow up in Christian homes and identify as Christians, yet are unable to articulate the gospel clearly. Almost 75% of the Kenyan population are under the age of 30, which makes the need for faithful youth ministry even more pressing.
GracePoint church was planted in 2017 in Kikuyu, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi. Each week, the Bible is taught at Sunday services and mid-week groups. Over the past two years GracePoint Church has grown both in number and in influence, but there is much ministry work to do. Until now, there has been no dedicated youth worker at the church, though many young people live in the town.
After finishing the Cornhill Training Course in London, Ken Irungu returned to Kenya to work as the youth worker at GracePoint Church. Ken is mentoring, discipling and teaching the Bible to children and teenagers in Kikuyu, as well as many students studying at a local university. He is also organising evangelistic events and camps for young people, and getting involved in training iServe Africa ministry apprentices in expository preaching.
Dear praying friend,
Greetings from Kenya.
Here in Kenya, we all take greetings very seriously. After being away for three years, I had forgotten how much people here value relationships and we show that in greetings. In my re-entry, I am now getting used to always shaking hands with people, taking my time asking them how they’re fairing on together with their families, as well as being patient with them as they give or send greetings.
I hope you’re well and you’re continuing to stand in God’s promises. It’s always my joy to write to you and to update you on my ministry here. I’m grateful for your partnership in the gospel, and for your prayers. I’m well here in Kenya, continuing with my ministry as children’s and youth worker at GracePoint Church Kikuyu. A lot has happened since I last wrote to you.
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