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Nairobi Seminar

We had about 100 bishops and pastors attending our seminar in Nairobi. Bishop Mophat Kilioba is the General Overseer of 3,130 PEFA churches (Pentecostal Evangelist Fellowship of Africa) in Kenya. He organized the seminar for the top leaders of the churches he oversees. He was one of my students at Elim in 1985-86, and testified before the group of how his life was profoundly affected while he was at Elim. I am honored to have been a part of his journey.

Bishop Mophat has a strategy to influence the entire nation of Kenya politically, economically and spiritually. His vision goes beyond pastors and churches. He is training his bishops and pastors to reach out to their communities. He is insisting that all his leaders use our N2NCU training to become educated. Many of those pastors have never had any Bible training at all, not even Sunday school. The ministry level of many of the pastors has increased greatly due to the training they have already received.

Bishop Mophat began with his bishops who oversee 18 regions and 300 districts. Each of these bishops is over several churches. Some of these churches have over 1,000 members. After training the top level leadership, the pastors of local church leaders will be next in line to receive the teaching and training, then the members will be included. The church as a whole will become educated in Bible and ministry.

They are also using the Community Development program of our sister organization, “Pursue Hope,” to reach out to their respective communities and teach practical ways to improve the life of the people. We have training on animal husbandry, agriculture, water purification, health and hygiene etc. These and other skills are much needed throughout the African nations. The pastors are using this program as an evangelistic tool. As the communities see the improvement of life in their area, they are already beginning to come to Christ. This includes many Muslims.

We will be graduating several hundred students next December with either an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree. This pressures me to record more classes next Spring. This will require preparation and travel expenses to go record the classes. The estimated cost for this project will be around $1600.00. If you would like to participate in this vision, send your contributions to On Word Ministries, 106 Ashford Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

There are many other profound things to share, but those will have to wait until another blog. Hopefully I will have pictures to share soon. Our photographer will edit his pictures before he makes them available.

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Looking forward,
Fount Shults, Academic Dean, N2NCU http://www.n2ncu.org
President, On Word Ministries, http://www.onword.org

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