As we approach completion of our strategic outreach among the remaining unreached villages in Turkanaland through our DMM methodology, and as the outreach to Toposaland gets underway, we believe God is now calling SHARE to accelerate the spread of the Gospel into South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and beyond by intentionally targeting and building a strong base of next generation believers across the northern frontier of Turkanaland. The next generation will become an army of spiritually and cognitively equipped disciples that will make it happen!
To do so, SHARE has now launched a “Next-Gen” initiative in partnership with like-minded churches and ministries. This initiative constitutes construction of DMM-based Sending Centers where training, spiritual growth, and maturity of the next generation will take place. We prepare the next generation at these centers by providing Sunday School and Education/Training for children and youth 5 days a week. Integral to the curriculum is the established and proven, contextualized DMM Methodology.
SHARE has identified 14 strategic sites for the centers in the two northern frontier SHARE Zones in Turkanaland – Kalobeyei and Kachoda – that border South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
The first 7 Sending Centers have been constructed (see locations in red on map above)! Construction of the remaining 7 centers is projected to be completed by 2025. Classes have begun at the current Sending Centers. Over 1,000 children and youth attend classes at these locations 5 days a week and are already showing great progress! They are learning how to share their faith with others, memorize Bible verses, pray, recite and write the alphabet, do basic math, and read simple words. On the weekends, the Centers are also used for worship service by the local Motivator, women’s fellowship, youth’s choir practice, and intercessory prayer groups. This is God’s doing, and it’s pleasing to our eyes (Ps. 118:23).
These centers will impact the Gospel in Kenya and beyond. We are so thankful for the generosity and commitment of the donors to ensure all the centers are built and the Next-Gen Initiative becomes a reality! To God be all the glory! We invite you to partner with us in this important outreach through your prayers and financial support.