When Church Planting Isn't easy

Raised in troubled family circumstances, Moses discovered God's care as a young man and dedicated himself to sharing the Gospel in the north coast region of Kenya. Although very poor himself, Moses was generous with the gift of God's Word, and believed the Lord would provide for his ministry of planting a local church.

At first, he struggled to sustain a new church - lacking the essential resources of Bibles and Bible studies to evangelize and disciple, and lacking training for himself. He was about to give up what he was sure was his calling when a friend told him about Bible League International's Church Planter Training.

"I learned of the Church Planter Training from another pastor, and enrolled immediately," Moses says. Since he couldn't possibly afford the training, he was so thankful to the Lord that the Bibles, biblical resources, and training were provided to help his under-resourced Church.

Moses admits he struggled at first, and the Bible studies he started ended without people understanding the Gospel. We visited Moses to follow-up, and encouraged him to remain faithful to the Lord and use his training. In a nearby area, he began another Bible study, and this time the Lord blessed the ministry. A respected couple agreed to host the Bible study, and families in the community responded with faith in God's Word and an eagerness to meet together as a new local church.

"The Lord has continued to give me courage even in the most discouraging situations, and I know that all I need in order to fulfill my calling is to walk with Him," Moses says. His goal is to train leaders in order to sustain this new church, and to help those leaders begin new local churches in neighboring communities. And Moses requests our prayers for this ministry in Kenya.

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