A Holistic Vision for Africa
Possibilities Africa (“PA”) is a ministry started to equip pastors in rural Africa communities for holistic transformation of their communities. This is implemented through a plan where PA recruits, equips and partners with rural pastors and their churches to enable them provide spiritual leadership for their churches and communities, promote the development of income generating activities by providing training and seed capital in order to alleviate handouts generated poverty, and to prepare, through mentorship and discipleship, their children and youth to live holistic Christian lives.
Over the past 6 years we have developed this ministry in 14 out of 47 counties of Kenya. This year we started doing the same work in 8 communities in Southern Malawi. We have witnessed tremendous growth as partners in different communities have developed programs to respond to the wholistic needs of their communities. PA partners in Narok community in Kenya are involved in promoting the education of their children among other activities. In Kisii community 30 pastors who partner with PA regularly meet to pray and share the word of God together and they are also supporting over 100 orphaned children. In Bokoli Community the partners have adopted the solar lighting program. As a result they are now able to host evening bible studies with their neighbors in their homes, their children have more time to study and revise their school work, and their homes are now much safer with light. There are similar reports in other partner communities of community table banking solutions, bible study fellowships, children and youth mentorship events, income generating activities, and numerous mercy ministries to the vulnerable members of their communities. All this is possible because the pastors and their churches are awaking to the understanding that they are the salt and the light of their communities.
In 2012 alone, PA worked with over 250 pastors in Kenya and Malawi. Our partners organized mentorship events for over 431 youth and over 1,150 children. We invested over 1,986,800 Kenya Shillings (US$. 23,600) to support the start of income generating activities in different communities. Over 48 income generating activities were started and over 60 households received solar lighting program. This is what we hope to continue seeing happen in many more communities across Kenya, Malawi and other countries of Africa over the coming years.
Please pray with us as we trust God to grow this work to reach more people and communities. Pray for funding to help many more families move from handouts by beginning income generating activities as well as to provide solar lighting systems to more families. Pray for funds to support the education of children in Narok community. Pray for God to continue providing funds for training village pastors.
With God all things are possible!