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. SHARE has identified 14 strategic sites for the centers.
The partnership will prepare the next generation at these centers by providing Sunday School and Education/Training opportunities for children and youth 5-7 days a week. Integral to the curriculum will be the established and proven contextualized DMM Methodology. Currently, the two northern frontier SHARE zones in Turkanaland – Kalobeyei and Kachoda – that border South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda comprise a total of 680 children and youth in their programs!
The first 4 Sending Centers were constructed in 2022. (See locations in red on map above.) Construction of the remaining 10 remaining centers will begin once land is secured. Classes have begun at the Kangipusia and Lomilmil Sending Centers. Over 500 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, recite and write the alphabet, do basic math, and read simple words. On the weekends, the Centers are also used for women’s fellowship, youth’s choir practice, intercessory prayer groups, and worship services. Youth clean the Centers once a week. 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.