Christians meet under a tree
A church in a Kenyan town with a significant Muslim population has met for years underneath a tree, and the group desperately needs a building.
The church was founded in 2017 by a Kenyan missionary in the yard of his first convert. Front-line workers said, “The Kenyan missionary who started the church received a lot of intimidation and mockery. He was marked to be killed, called a fool, and accused of misleading others because of sharing the gospel.” The first church member came to Christ when she was healed of a prolonged sickness after the missionary prayed for her. The woman had spent much seeking a cure, including paying seven goats to local magicians and visiting Islamic sheikhs who recited the Quran over her. After she was healed, the church grew and now has nearly 50 members.