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:
For how long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen! “Violence is everywhere!” I cry, but you do not come to save. Habakkuk 1:2
A lament! A desperate cry for help! Habakkuk has a major issue to take up with God. God’s prophet sounds disappointed. Why would a good God allow things to happen this way? And why did he remain dead silent at Habakkuk’s cry? I suppose that in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we could all identify with Habakkuk’s complaint, right? For how long, O Lord...! It’s encouraging to be reminded that the Lord is for sure worth trusting! Though we may not understand exactly how he works, we know that he is working for the good (as Paul says in Romans) and ultimately for his glory.
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