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:
The Marsabit Diocesan Youth Leadership Summit is an annual event that brings together youth leaders from across the Diocese for a week of intensive training and bible study. The running conviction for the summit remains: ‘a deep work in a few for the sake of the many’. This year’s summit was particularly aimed at equipping delegates to stand firm in our Christian faith and conviction amidst the many challenges and Islamic threat, to empower them towards effective gospel conversation with the unreached, and how to faithfully disciple new converts. The training was also geared towards empowering them to lead, feed and guard the ‘flock’ entrusted to their care. The theme for this year’s summit was, ‘that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and by believing have life in his name’ John 20:31. Praise God for the wonderful opportunity I had to do four expositional talks from the gospel according to John.
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