Construction of churches
An important step in the development of the mission is the construction of church buildings with Sunday school classrooms. Local pastors and leaders need to be trained no less than their flock. The more quality education they receive, the more influential and effective will be the work of the local churches.
Kenyans build buildings from clay mixed with cow manure, which is added as an antiseptic. Sometimes they also add stone or wooden rods and sticks as a building material. These churches, typically built on top of a hill, usually consist of one small room 20-40 sq/m [m2], where up to a hundred people can gather. Iron roofs get scorching hot in the sun, creating almost unbearable conditions. There are typically no chairs, although they can be rented for special occasions, such as when we arrived for the first time. But even under such primitive conditions, people come to the service. The rainy season in Kenya lasts 6-7 months. During this time the clay buildings are washed out and in need of repair.
We want to build church buildings out of brick and cement, so that they can serve for a long time. For local residents, these buildings alone will be a miracle and a testimony.