Providing church sanctuaries and motorbikes for MCK pastors and evangelists in remote areas.
Describe the need affecting community
Most of the congregations in the remote areas currently worship in unsafe structures, under trees or small classrooms with an open pavilion and such congregations need a safe church where they can conduct fellowship and community outreach.The Methodist Church mission and evangelism ministry seeks to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to remote areas. Public transportation to these mission areas are either non-existent or unreliable. Therefore, evangelists and ministers sent to these mission areas have to walk long distances to evangelize their region. Such areas include Marakwet, Garbatulla, Tharaka, Mwingi, Ugunja, Kisii just to mention a few. This in turn has limited the effectiveness and consistency of training new congregations about Methodism and Christianity. Which consequently makes the Methodist members move to other churches. The mission and evangelism ministry has not spread throughout some areas, because of such difficulties and therefore this explains why the mission and evangelism ministry is now strengthening the churches in remote areas through enabling them to construct permanent churches and also providing motorbikes to evangelists and pastors in remote areas to reach out and preach to them to strengthen their faith.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The project will go a long way by providing the motorbikes and construction of permanent churches, and also opening new churches in remote areas. The mission and evangelism ministry has opened several new churches in areas where the Methodist churches in Kenya never use to existed. These new areas include Narok, Eldoret, Marakwet, Wamba, Uchers post just to mention a few. The project is now trying to raise more funds through other local churches in Kenya to assist in opening more churches and providing motorbikes to the ministers and evangelist based in those remote areas. And, building permanent churches for them because some are worshiping under trees, classrooms, and rented buildings or tents.
Describe the primary goal of the project
To provide equipments e.g motorbikes and a safe places for worship, fellowship community outreach. Spiritual growth to the congregations in difficult places and mission areas.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
The project seeks to find ten communities who can worship in safe permanent churches. Who are thoroughly equipped with the knowledge of the word of God. With a strong faith, and deep christian foundations.