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:
Dear ministry friend,
The fact that we have faith in God and the fact God is keeping us safe and secure in Christ Jesus does not in any way makes us immune to sorrow and pain. In fact, often we may go through situations that make us feel as if God is silent, deaf or even unbothered by our predicaments. Thank God that even then his word helps us to better groan and express our feelings, thoughts and ultimately faith in God. Psalm 22 seems to be perfectly illustrating this for us:
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. (Psalm 22:1-3)
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