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 only 18 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:
‘Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.’ (2 Timothy 2:15) This has been our prayer and passionate endeavour.
The theme of this August’s VBS for both the teenagers and the children was, ‘Who is this Man’- digging deeper in scriptures to understand the identity and the mission of Jesus the Messiah.
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