Day 14 - Kenya
Project Philip creating effective evangelists
Last year, Bible League-trained Project Philip leaders held Bible studies with victims of the political violence that broke out early in the year. Upon completion of the studies, they received a Bible.
Pastor Mtito shares his gratitude after people in his church received their first Bibles.
“Bible League has been of much help to me and my church in many different ways,” he said. “After going through Project Philip Bible studies in my church, 23 members graduated and were given certificates and Bibles. After this, they became so effective in evangelism that we had 20 new converts who I baptised. The church has continued to grow both numerically and spiritually.”
Project Philip Bible studies provide effective ways for Christians and seekers to understand the Gospel message. Many graduates go on to study further Project Philip Bible studies that focus on discipleship and encouraging people to share the gospel with others.
Bible League is no longer an urban ministry that just supports established churches. Our ministry pushes to reach the no madic, pastorial peoples. Among them are the Maasia.
Quick facts - The culture of the Maasai people in Kenya.
- The Masai are a very famous warrior tribe located in Kenya and northern Tanzania.
- Although they are called “warriors” they are a peaceful people who learn to use the spear, sword and shield to protect their village and cattle.
- Their lives centre around herding their cattle.
- They live in small settlements of 8 to 15 huts.
- The men work herding their cattle and sometimes go very far away to find suitable grazing land to move their herds frequently in search of food.
- Women are responsible for making the houses as well as supplying water, collecting firewood, milking cattle, beading jewellery and cooking for the family.
- Girls must help their mothers take care of younger children, get water, collect firewood and milk cattle.
- Boys must help with the herding and care of the animals.
- The Maasai believe in a god called Enkai who is the creator and also the giver of their cattle.
- The more cattle a man has the wealthier he is.
- The language they speak is called ‘Maa’
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