Crossing paths with Kenyan Pastor Steve Njenga was the highlight for many on our team – not just because his roaring lion sweater was quite possibly the coolest article of clothing ever worn by man. What drew us to Pastor Steve and his multi-talented wife, Mary, were the mighty ways in which God is using them as they live a life of ultimate sacrifice. Forsaking all personal comforts, Pastor Steve and Mary devote their time, energy and resources in service to the impoverished living in (and around) Eburru, Kenya, a tiny mountainous town overlooking Africa’s historic Rift Valley.
Pastor Steve’s story is much like many of our own. While he was living life doing good things, he did not understand the full power of the gospel until seeing it lived out in the lives of Christians around him. After obeying a new calling on his life and graduating from seminary, Pastor Steve started a church in Eburru and cast an audacious vision so large that had no chance of fulfillment unless the hand of God was firmly behind it. Since then, the ministry has opened a medical clinic and maternity ward, a second church, pastoral training program, feeding initiative and daycare facility. Next on the list is the Morgan House, an orphanage for needy children.
We’re excited to see where God leads this ministry next.