Altering Our Outlook
For World Mission and on-the-ground missionaries, the main focus is on these unreached nations of Kenya.
“I think every follower of Jesus needs to have a knowledge of at least one unreached people group in their vocabulary, in their mind, that they’re praying for. Whether it’s the Orma, the Waata, the Wardei, the Pokomo, there’s thousands of nations in the world that are yet to have their first gospel witness,” says World Mission Govt Director Greg Kelley.
Presently, most consciousness is concentrated on Kenya as an entire fairly than the very completely different nations that make up the nation, Kelley says. These teams will be troublesome and harmful to succeed in, however they have to be the true focus of the Kenyan Church
Altering Our Mindset
Reaching these teams requires a unique mindset and excessive ranges of resilience. Just lately, an area Christian named Abdullah walked 50 kilometers to attend a World Mission coaching session, solely to have the place of worship torn down by a mob from his residence city.
“What was interesting is that one of the topics in the training was, ‘what is the Church?’ And it’s not about protecting a building, but rather equipping the real Church to engage itself in activities that lead to multiplying disciples,” Kelley says.
The incident was a paradigm shift for Abdullah, who now intends to enter these unreached
Muslim communities to plant home church buildings.
“It’s going to take those kind of attitudes to reach the nations of the earth that are yet to hear about Jesus,” Kelley says.
These unreached and primarily Muslim minority folks teams are in a number of the most persecuted areas on the earth for Christians. That strain is primarily because of the affect of Somalia and Al Shabaab.
World Mission has nationwide companions on the bottom in northern Kenya and northeast Kenya that interact these minority Muslim folks teams. These are a number of the most persecuted areas on the earth due to the affect of Somalia and Al-Shabaab. Listening to of associate properties being burned, beatings, and break-ins are common occurrences in these areas.
Nonetheless, believers nonetheless go to succeed in these communities, usually utilizing solar-powered audio Bibles supplied via World Mission. Study extra about World Mission right here. These audio Bibles are translated into dozens of various languages.
“If you’re going to engage these minority people, groups, you have to do it in their mother tongue,” Kelley says.
Find out how to Pray
Kelley asks believers to transcend nation and develop a deeper understanding of those communities.
“We’re aware of Kenya. But we have no clue about the nations inside of Kenya. So every follower of Jesus, I would challenge them to embrace as, as an individual, as a family, as a church, one of the nations that are considered unreached, that the Joshua project would identify and pray for them.”
For an inventory of Kenyan folks teams click on right here.
Please pray for World Mission’s native companions as they threat their lives and security to ship the message of those audio Bibles to communities all through Kenya. Pray for his or her success, power, and security.
Header picture courtesy of World Mission.