Answered Prayer Leads to Ministry

by Dale Fisher

In Kenya, we actually have two branches of TLM. The larger branch just graduated last week. A smaller-but-older branch is located near the western slopes of the Aberdare Mountains where we have five first-generation leaders and approximately five second-generation leaders. Marti and I had the privilege of visiting them.

Charles, on his boda boda, is the driver who partnered with Louis to start Monday-morning services.


Louis, the team leader, was praying about how to reach his neighbors using Prayer-Care-Share. God answered his prayers by giving him the idea of trying to reach local motorcycle-taxi drivers who are called “boda boda drivers.” He met Charles, pictured above, who oversees more than 100 boda boda drivers. Normally on Sunday mornings, drivers give rides to people who are going to church. As a result, drivers aren't usually able to attend church at customary Sunday-morning times.

Last January, they started a Monday-morning service at 8:00 a.m. for boda boda drivers who wear high-visibility yellow vests. Louis invites pastors from different denominations to come and lead the service for the week. It consists of preaching a prayer and meeting outside, as shown below. So far, fourteen male boda boda drivers have given their lives to Christ! Charles mentioned that, since the services have begun, the drivers have changed and are now more disciplined.

Boda boda drivers worship together at a Monday-morning service. Note: The white bag on the left side of the table contains meat from a butchery.


We look forward to seeing how this ministry to recently unchurched men will develop and blossom.

Warmly,

Scriptural reflection

24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

— Hebrews 10:24–25

† Dale: "A New Ministry for Boda Boda Drivers in Kenya"

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