Our Ministry Partner
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
-Matthew 25:40 KJV
Camp Brethren Ministries (CBM) is a Kenyan non-profit organization that was founded on the principles of love and compassion reflected in Jesus’ words in the book of Matthew. CBM began in Eburru in 2006 when Steve Njenga, a Kenyan pastor serving as the head chaplain at the Kijabe Medical Center (one of the largest missionary hospitals in East Africa) gave up his comfortable, middle-class life to serve the least of these. His wife, Mary (Kijabe’s nurse administrator for over 10,000 surgeries a year), began serving full-time in Eburru in 2016 – running the CBM school and medical clinic. CBM has its own Board of Directors, and Steve operates his churches under the authority of the Africa Inland Church (AIC). Steve serves as the general contractor, pastor and visionary for CBM’s wide range of ministries and outreach efforts. His integrity and reliance on the Lord, coupled with a clear, executable plan for impacting lives with the Gospel attract all who meet him and are reflected in his words:
Our mission is to glorify God through providing holistic care to the communities in and around Eburru. As a people of covenant, we believe that nothing can be accomplished alone. We need the power of God. Thus our allegiance to Christ is central as is our partnership with other believing entities. This is the reason we have deep ties with our partner link organization David’s Hope International.
In light of the above, we have sacrificed ourselves to the work of service. Our conviction is to do all it takes to touch the lives of the lost, the destitute, the orphans and the vulnerable in the village of Eburru, Kenya in East Africa. We sincerely thank God for His divine providence through the partnership link with David’s Hope International. One of the joys of writing this report is that it gives us the opportunity to look back and be thankful for all that has been accomplished. 2017 was filled with wonderful opportunities and many challenges. Through a wide-range of ministries, CBM played a major role in improving the lives of those they care for at Eburru. These were the highlights:
Camp Brethren Medical Centre
In the CBM medical center, the health team was able to help an upward of 3,000 patients at the outpatient and also at the mobile clinic. 2017 was a unique year in the health centre which saw an increase in babies born at the maternity ward to 77 (up from 53 the previous year. Those services, would not have happened if it were not for the faithfulness of God and the support of our partners. DHI particularly helped with the necessary supplies of the health centre, ranging from medications, clinical machines, and personnel who manned free medical camps.
Camp Brethren Christian School
The growth of the CBCS has been consistent through the years. The numbers for the kids enrolled in the school in 2017 went up to 411. 21 members of teaching staff worked tirelessly to prepare them for the future and also prepared the final grade students for their national exams. Again in 2017, despite all students passing their national exam, the school recorded the highest mark ever recorded in the school during previous years. We are very grateful to God for what He has helped to achieve in the discipleship ministry in the school. All the students had the opportunity to hear about the love of Jesus. As they learn this many experienced spiritual healing. The orphaned and the destitute have also been blessed to have a place they call home at the orphanage God has given us to get His love in to the hearts of the many kids that would otherwise be lost in the sea of poverty and despair.
Through DHI monetary support, needy students were helped to continue with education through the CBM benevolence fund, including 54 elementary; 5 high school; and, 4 college and university.
4H Program (Hope Homes)
The 4H (habitat for humanity-style hope homes) is a ministry of CBM that have seen the most disadvantaged families with poor habitats get a descent home. Aimed at giving hope to the families and declaring the love of God to them through this program, CBM through God’s grace was able to build four such homes to four families. Glory to God for huge provision from support through DHI.
We would like to thank God for all that have stood with us in this noble task. To God be the glory! In Christ’s Service
Steve Njenga (Pastor for Camp Brethren Ministries)