Poverty is so pervasive in Kenya's Trans-Nzoia County that many families lack the basic needs we often take for granted. Evans, 27, grew up with nine brothers and sisters whose parents farmed to earn a living. "When you are poor, it is easy to depend upon alternative powers to solve your problems. I grew up witnessing a lot of idol worship," Evans explains. "Many people here believe in false doctrines. This is a big reason why so many are reluctant to accept the Gospel."
Evans was raised a Christian, but because they were so poor, his family could not afford a Bible of their own. "I used to borrow a Bible from the library just to read it," he says. "I had a hunger to learn more about the Word of God, but I didn't have access to it." This all changed when a Project Philip Bible study became available at his church. "I was thrilled! I've been waiting to enhance my spiritual nourishment and boy, did it come alive. The Bible study booklets were easy to understand and relate to, and there was plenty of information. I learned a lot," he smiles
"I am now an agent of change for my community. Now that I can confidently explain the Word of God to others, I will reach out to the many who need to hear it."
There was even more good news for Evans. He received a Bible of his very own at the end of the Project Philip Bible study. It is the first time in his life that he has owned a Bible, and he plans to reach others with the hope of the Gospel. He explains, "I am now an agent of change for my community. Now that I can confidently explain the Word of God to others, I will reach out to the many who need to hear it. I can read it as long as I want to now! And I will share what I have learned with other people."