|These are all the pastors who took their time to be present with us!|
|New Marketplace Ministers|
|Alexie, on the right; her "sister" Grace next to her.|
One of the graduates is Alexie. She comes from Vihiga, which is 135 km from Kitale. She is a member of the Friends Church and when she heard about this class, she just knew she had to come. So each Friday for twelve weeks, she traveled three hours each way by public transport, spending $21 on transport each week, to attend the class. After just a few classes she was sold, and when she heard there was going to be a Training of Trainers session coming up, she signed up. She completed successfully, and despite her self-doubt in her accounting ability, received the highest exam score! She organized 25 businesses people from her church and the surrounding area, and started a class three weeks ago. This woman believes in moving! She is such a dear, precious, godly woman. I am so excited to see how God is going to use her in this ministry.
Churches are engaged and it is spreading! Last week I had two different trainers stop by to talk about areas where they want to start a training. For both of them, I was able to pull up my trainers list (seventy strong now) and connect them with one or two trainers in the geographical area where they desired to go. We connected them and now they can work together to organize business people in their areas! I was also able to start spending time gathering data for the work that has been done in Western Kenya thus far. I put a map together to show where our ToTs are so far, which was fun. They come from six mainline denominations and 28 independent, and are spread across 23 different cities, in three major concentrations in Western Kenya. Only God could do this in two years!
|Map of where Discipling Marketplace Leaders Trainers are located|
God is good, all the time; and all the time, God is good...and that is His nature!