AE Admin | June 16th, 2017
African Enterprise is passionate about commissioning Africans to engage in the call of the Great Commission by sharing the truth of Christ with their neighbours near and far. We believe this is key in spreading the Gospel effectively in Africa and beneficial for the African church as a whole.
AE Kenya’s recent Malindi Mission was an example that passion coming to life. During the mission week, AE partnered with over 83 local Malindi Churches and more than 103 churches from across the nation of Kenya and the world. In total, 903 volunteer evangelists hit the streets to minister in Malindi. One such evangelist was Paul Obiero from Nairobi.
As Paul’s college campus closed for the school holidays, his youth pastor approached him and encouraged him to take part in the Malindi Mission. While apprehensive, Paul agreed. He tells us, “This is my first ever mission. I really didn’t know what to expect when I came here and I was a bit nervous to evangelize, but I can tell you for sure that I enjoyed every bit of this experience. It was amazing!”
“I loved being encouraging people that I met and telling them about Christ’s love for them. I remember one day, in particular, I went to minister at the local schools with a group of other young people. I was nervous at first but as I shared the Gospel I gained more and more courage. When I asked for people to make a confession of faith, over 1000 students raised their hands! I’ve never seen anything like that before and I was ecstatic to be a part of it.”
“…As I shared the Gospel I gained more and more courage. When I asked for people to make a confession of faith, over 1000 students raised their hands!”
“It was so beneficial to have local Christians from Malindi ministering alongside us as well. In Nairobi, our Swahili language has a lot of slang and English words. In Malindi, they speak very pure form Swahili which made communication difficult at times. The locals within our teams helped us communicate clearly and the Gospel was furthered much more quickly.”
“I hope that many more Kenyans will take up the challenge of the Great Commission for our country. I will be bringing all my friends with me to minister at the next mission.”
The mission concluded on the 13th of June and African Enterprise passed the work that had been accomplished back to the 83 churches in Malindi. A symbolic key to the city which had been presented to John Shikuku, AE Kenya’s Mission Director, at the beginning of the mission was handed back and he mandated the church leaders and volunteers to continue the work.
Decision cards that had been collected throughout the week were distributed among the churches and the vast work of following up with new believers officially began! It was reported by local pastors that over 100 new believers were present in church on Sunday even without follow up! Praise God!
Because of volunteers like Paul and the other 900+ evangelists who attended the mission, over 93,757 people were reached with the Gospel and 10,126 of those made confessions of faith in Christ! Praise God! Without partners like you, this mission would not have been possible at all.
“…Over 93,757 people were reached with the Gospel and 10,126 of those made confessions of faith in Christ!”
Please continue to pray for the new believers in Malindi and that the churches will be diligent as they follow up with them.
We in AE are so thankful for our partners worldwide who desire to see Christ’s love impact hearts in Africa. Because of you, tens of thousands of people were reached last week alone in Malindi! Together WE CAN make a great impact for the Kingdom of God in Africa.