“Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Something exciting is happening in Kiminini, and it is changing lives for eternity.
As part of Water Mission’s Living Water program, nearly 30 church leaders in Kiminini, Kenya, are receiving biblical training and meeting regularly to study, fast, and pray. In a community riddled with false teaching and relational division, this program has helped build unity across denominations, encouraging churches to care for their community together.
Very few pastors in this community have had any prior theological training. This has led to misinterpretations of biblical truth and divisions across denominations and relationships throughout the community.
With a mission to share God’s love in the communities we serve, Water Mission introduced the Church and Community Mobilization Program in May 2022. This nine-module training is designed to empower local church leaders with sound biblical knowledge and discipleship tools. Additionally, it equips the leaders to help with community development by serving as advocates for safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.
Many people who have been through the program have expressed that it has helped them understand how to interpret scripture, handle biblical truth, and present the gospel.
“There are so many things I have learned that I can teach my flock,” said Pastor Risper Nalika of Faith Church. “Because of the teaching [module about] God’s mission, I am teaching the church that we need to have good relationships with one another so we can spread these good relationships to our neighbors.”
The program has also helped pastors understand that caring for those in need is an integral part of their mission. As a result, church leaders are now talking with their congregations about ways they can live out this value in their individual lives.
Since its rollout in Kenya, 1,150 people from 23 congregations have been blessed through the discipleship tools taught in this program.
“We have learned a lot,” said Pastor Rollins Masika of Word of Life Christian Fellowship. “I thank God because of Water Mission and for bringing this program of training pastors to Kiminini.”
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