Tribal groups, Akamba, Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya and many others
22% urban, 78% rural
Official Language: English
Swahili, Many tribal languages
Protestantism, Islam, traditional religions, Roman Catholicism
Mwai Kibaki, President
HISTORY OF KENYA
- Independent from Britain since 1963. Virtually a one-party state for much of
the time since then, President Moi' government has modest economic success, but
has also deepened tribal divisions within the country during his almost twenty-five
years as president. (1978-2002) Kenya's future is not good unless there is meaningful
- Predominantly agricultural, light industries, and a major tourist industry.
Post-independence stability aided good growth until 1976. Recession, foreign debt
and mismanagement have eroded this. The ruling elite have little interest other
than in retaining power and amassing wealth. The endemic corruption is gradually
ruining the infra-structure, devastating whole industries and drying up the flow
of tourists and foreign finance.
- There is full freedom of religion and much of the population professes to be
Christian - including many in leadership.
MINISTRY IN KENYA
More than 65 years
ago some dedicated men and women answered the call of God to serve the Lord in
full time missions. They formed the organizing basis for the establishing of the
Gospel Furthering Fellowship in Kenya and 13 years later in Tanzania, E. Africa.
From the start
it was their desire to evangelize, establish churches and train nationals for
church leadership ministries. The task has been done and done well. Today, Gospel
Furthering Fellowship, through its missionaries and national pastors, has over
400 local churches to testify of God's graciousness and the honoring of these
The local church,
among other things, has become a training center. The missionary staffed Bible
Institute was much needed in Africa to assist the growing number of small local
churches in training workers.
Nairobi Bible Institute
is located in the capital city and is a traditional three-year Bible Institute
program. Nairobi is a large and growing city with a population of over 2 million.
For approximately 35 years NBI has been involved in training African men and women
in the Word and sound theology and to develop their spiritual gifts to serve their
churches and begin new ones. The task of reaching Africa is the responsibility
of the African people themselves. For those whom God has saved and burdened we
want to give the tools to help them accomplish their task. Along with NBI there
are 10 branch church leaders' schools in various locations throughout Kenya.
1. Church Planters (there are 22 unreached people groups in Kenya)
2. Teachers for
the Bible College (NBI)
3. Short term ministries:
evangelism, teaching, construction projects.
GFF is looking
for men and women who are called of God to serve on the mission field. GFF has
competent, experienced leadership and is willing to assist new missionaries in
becoming successful missionaries for God's glory.
GFF will consider
any creative means in order to initiate church planting movements among any unreached
people group (UPG). We offer career, short term and summer opportunities to be
directly involved in reaching UPGs. We are open to going to any UPG if there are
no fundamental ministries trying to reach them and there is a team of people who
feel God leading them to go with GFF to get the job done.