In Kenya, our community outreach programs focus on vulnerable, underprivileged children and youth in the slums of Nairobi. Here are a few ideas of the weekly projects that you may do while Kenya.
We assist the local rehabilitation center with their daily programs to serve the youth in Kenya. Many of the youth are street children: some that have run away from home, others that have committed small crimes such as stealing, fighting, etc. We help with prayer, worship, games, and lessons like English or basic life skills. Our goal is also to build healthy relationships with these kids.
Every week some members of the team go evangelizing in Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera. Evangelism time consists of following up with people who are new believers. We share scripture, pray, and encourage these new believers in their walk with Christ. Through this, new relationships are built and stronger Christians are developed!
We often visit a few schools where we serve children porridge so they can focus on what they are learning in school rather than on their hunger. Porridge is a small meal made of flour, sugar and water and provides a good start to the morning. The children especially enjoy it!
This is a home for orphaned and abandoned babies in Nairobi. These babies are taken in by New Life Home and taken care of while new families are sought for them. You’ll come to help feed, change, and play with the children.
You’ll often visit primary schools (grades 1-8) in the slum. We’ll lead worship and prayer and afterwards, the kids are split according to their grade level and are taught the specific lesson of that week. Some lesson examples are: commitment, self-respect, peer pressure, worship, and prayer. All of these lessons are tied in with stories and examples from the Bible so that the kids receive spiritual knowledge of the lesson as well.
Sports are a universal language and easily open doors for us to share the gospel. You can take part in various sports with people of all ages. From simple games like ‘Simon Says’ and ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’ with pre-schoolers to basketball with high-schoolers to football games during our outreaches and missions in villages. Through these sports, we build relationships and demonstrate the gospel to others.