Kenya has the most advanced economy in East/Central Africa, and Nairobi is its capital and largest city with a population of over six million. Kikuyu is a town twelve miles northwest of Nairobi, and is a thriving ‘bedroom’ community made up of inhabitants who work in nearby Nairobi. While Kikuyu maintains a rural atmosphere, it is actually cosmopolitan, occupied by many people of different ethnic and racial background. This is the town where our second trip to Kenya will take place.
Grace Point Church Kikuyu is a Redeemer sister-church overseen by Pastor Harrison Mungai. Pastor Mungai attended City to City's 2017 Fall Intensive program, and there he expressed his desire for a team to come and serve at Grace Point in 2018. The projects will be largely based on the skills and talents of the teammates. However, Pastor Mungai made the following wish list: host a business/financial clinic and a Faith & Work conference, initiate a clean up day in the neighborhood, and be a part of an evangelistic outreach to the students of a college located next to the church. He would like the team to also focus their efforts on some type of outreach to the community, as well as to Kibera's Shining Hope Community School. Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya, and the largest urban slum in Africa.
We will stay in private homes, and interact with the congregants of Grace Point in the form of hosting special meals, attending their community groups, and being a part of their worship services. Although Swahili is the local language, English is widely spoken.
We're excited to continue the relationship with Grace Point Church in 2019, and excited about the opportunity to support Pastor Mungai’s ministry.