EVANGELISM DISCIPLESHIP AND OUTREACH
We still feel called to minister everywhere we go. Whether it is on the street, or in the bush, Hakima is always about sharing the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Every Saturday, Hakima ministries to the youth at the Soysambu Conservancy. There are approximately 110 children participating in crafts, food, games and Bible Study.
In Kenya, children are required to pay school fees to attend school. We currently have an assistance program in place to help with these fees. We partner with parents and their students as we encourage them in the importance of completing school. We meet with the parents and students at the end of each term which is April, August and December to discuss their grades, attendance, and behavior. These meetings give us an opportunity to build relationships as we disciple each family. The school year flows with three months in school and one month holiday; beginning in January, ending in November. During holidays we try to spend as much time with the students as we can. We host a vacation Bible school for a week where all of the students can come to learn God’s word, have lunch & snacks, play games and sing songs. We also meet two to three times a week for tutoring, games, lunch and Bible stories.
ADVOCATING AGAINST FGM
Kenya outlawed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in 2011. Despite this, 21% of Kenyan women are circumcised today. It is happening all around us. We take every opportunity given to us to teach about human rights, health risks, and what the Word of God says about FGM.
Genesis 1:31 says, “Then God saw every thing that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” This verse presents the goodness of God’s creation including man whom He created in His image, according to His likeness.
FGM is known to be a cultural practice, though some people refer to it as a religious demand despite the fact that no religion mentions it. In Kenya FGM is deeply rooted among many tribes and consider it absolutely necessary for the passage of a young girl into womanhood. Please pray with us as we continue believing God to stop FGM all over the world.