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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children’s ministry in Anglican Churches in Kenya aims to grow in 2016 with some assistance also going to development of this ministry in Uganda and Southern Sudan.
The church in Kenya recognises the need to improve the faith nurture of children. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is now growing strongly with more dioceses selecting this program as a priority for the Christian nurture of children and young people. It is being well received by both the children and their families. The Archbishop and the Bishops in Council recognise that this program is very effective and is encouraging its spread all across Kenya.
The program is a Christian Education ministry which builds young children’s faith from ages 3 through to 12.
One of the priorities in 2016 is to make sure that this program is available to as many children as possible in poor rural areas. The aim is also to further develop four training areas in Bungoma, Nairobi, Makueni and Namatala in Uganda and to expand the number of Formation Leaders by developing them in Level 3 of the program and encouraging their growth as leadership coordinators.
The ministry is growing strongly in several schools and the Church would like to strengthen these relationships and consolidate the success.
Leaders of the program reported to ABM in 2015 and said, “Because of the way in which children and young people have so much fulfilment from the approach, the program is having wide acceptance by families, Church communities, schools and more widely among senior Church leaders, Government and Police services.”
“It is wonderful to see the widespread take up of the program, made possible by the sacrificial generosity and hard work of a dedicated team of Leaders aided by generous support and encouragement from ABM, Church groups and individuals both in Australia and East Africa.”
Your support of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children’s ministry in 2016 will see the program continue to grow and strengthen, sharing God’s love with children in Kenya.
KE003YC needs $18,000 in 2016 (non tax-deductible)
HOW TO DONATE
You can make an online donation to this project by selecting Kenya: Children’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd from the full project list.
Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.
May 2016 – This program continues to expand throughout East Africa, most notably in the troubled country of South Sudan. The Association managing the program are receiving invitations to conduct ministry trainings throughout the region, with great success. The coordinator spoke of the dedication shown by their staff in these instances, travelling for up to 4 days in order to deliver the trainings, in public buses and on poor quality roads at that! Read more