Monday, March 25, 2013

Kombeni Girls' Secondary School

Here the students are gathered for their Sunday Morning Service
Well, I'm back in Kenya.  Yestereday I visited Kombeni Girls' Secondary school.  They were holding a "Challenge Weekend" and Katana and his band were leading the worship there.  About two thirds of the  700 girls were part of the Christian Union that was holding the challenge weekend.

I don't really know how to describe to you the atmosphere in these Kenyan schools.  The students are so motivated, so competitive, so excited about everything that it feels like an alien world compared to American or European schools.  The girls were screaming in unison the scriptures and slogans they had learned together.  

Things calmed down on Sunday morning when visitors from other schools arrived, including a few hundred boys from some boys' schools.  I ministered on Sunday morning to the students.

Here Pastor Samson Wamunga ministers to some of the girls.  He described their lives and their problems in amazing detail, with very accurate words of knowledge.  I was impressed by his ministry.
In these schools you see the potential of Kenya.   The students are so highly motivated to do their best in everything.  Sometimes it feels like things have gone to an extreme, like education is almost idolized.  In spite of this, there is a very positive side to the situation there.    When the youth are so motivated to do their best, it brings about a change in the country.  Youth who are rebellious, lazy, and focused on seeking pleasure never accomplish much for themselves or their nation.   In contrast, those who are disciplined and motivated have tremendous potential.

Teenagers have tremendous energy that accomplish great things if it is channeled in the right direction. Youth who are as motivated as the young women I met this weekend can transform the economy of Kenya and East Africa.  They can build a strong nation.  More importantly, as the fire of the Holy Spirit consumes their hearts, they can become a spiritual army that can be sent into the nations of the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This is why we are building a missionary training school in Kenya.  If we are able to mobilize these young people into missions, the effects will be world changing.

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