What you know: I’m moving to Kenya
What you don’t know: Everything else
Let’s hit the Five Ws, shall we…
What? Developing a Children at Risk program at a Discipleship College
The Church of God (Cleveland, TN) is the denomination in which I grew up. In 1999, the church founded the discipleship college and has been training local students and pastors from nine countries in East Africa. Recently, they have become more aware of the need for training in ministry with children, particularly at-risk children groups. That’s where I come in.
The president/director of the school and I have developed a five year plan for developing a program in Mission with Children-at-Risk. The first two years focus on developing the academic and training programs. We will develop a diploma program for students at the school, along with a practical training program for local pastors, church workers, etc. The second phase will be development and implementation of a child-focused outreach program through the school.
That’s the nutshell version; I’m sure I will share more detail along the way.
When? December 2013
Lord willing and if all goes according to plan, I will be leaving at the end of December. They have asked me to be there in time to begin my duties on January 13.
Where? Eldoret, Kenya
Eldoret is in western Kenya and is currently the 5th largest and fastest growing city in Kenya. Apparently, Eldoret is known for their cheese factory, which suits me just fine. (For a fun rainy day activity, google “eldoret cheese factory”)
Why? That’s the fun one… Let’s save that for another day.
Now for some random tidbits about Kenya…
According to the Daily Nation, Kenya’s largest newspaper, the Eldoret International Airport was voted the cleanest in the country. Yay!
And according to numbeo.com, I’ll be able to see a movie for $2 and get a cappuccino for only $1.25!
A video of driving through the city: http://youtu.be/-XOkaDR4Ifg
A map of Eldoret: http://24timezones.com/onlinemap/kenya_eldoret.php