In Kenya, although people in their 40s and 50s seem to have a Christian/religious culture, many of the young people my age are caught up in the world, partying, and pursuing materialism. They are all very attracted to American hip hop culture, very sexually active, and drugs are becoming a more and more common thing. It is very sad.
Because of this, I spend time with middle aged Kenyan adults who are serious about God (not religious, but born again). I try to convince them that they need to reach their youth. Usually, the convincing comes easily, and so does the determination to do something, but yet many of them have never organized large outreaches, evangelism, and discipleship movements, so this is where I step in and help them. I try my best to equip them with the knowledge they need to effectively reach youth in their community.
In the mean time, I appreciate any opportunity I am given to spend time with youth and help show them the way that they should go.
Below is a picture of my Thursday class at Ephraim high school. It has been a joy spending time with these young men and women. I can tell that many people have spent time teaching them the Word of God because they seem to really understand the Gospel. This has not only been an encouragement to me, but it has been a good challenge. I am really having to do research before class and prepare myself!
Kenyan High School
Pictures from a local High School 10 minutes drive from the city of Kitale. The schools name is Ephraim and is owned and operated by a Christian Organization started by the Tanguli family.