The terror organization Al-Shabab “Young Warriors of Allah” is determined to cleanse East Africa of Christians and to kill Muslims not following the true Islam of the Qur'an. They aim to establish a Sharia government in all of East Africa and to conduct a war of terror in Kenya. Kenya is strategically important in Africa for Muslims as a base and target for terror strikes.
The Muslim areas of northern Kenya and bordering countries of Somalia and Ethiopia are restricted military regions controlled by Al-Shabab: dangerous, hard to access, and without the Gospel of Christ. The Muslim population of Kenya is diverse, including Africans, Asians, and Arabs. Kenya has a significant Muslim population of 20%, including nearly all of northern Kenya.
- TOTAL POPULATION: 45,637,000
- 117 PEOPLE GROUPS
- 31 UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
- UNREACHED POPULATION: 1,352,000
- 41.5 % EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN
- 20% MUSLIM POPULATION
Our work in kenya:
Our Call of Hope Frontline Worker in Kenya, Brother Abasi, must travel for days on cattle trucks between cows, camels, and goats to reach secluded Muslim areas. When he arrives, he passes out Call of Hope literature to many curious Muslims who are interested to know more about Christ. For the last two decades Abasi has been meeting and evangelizing with the Muslim population and hundreds have come to faith in Christ. After conversion, Bro. Abasi cares for and disciples converts through literature, personal counseling, and discipleship training.
Bro. Abasi can't meet with every Muslim personally, which is why we created a Bible correspondence course based in Nairobi, Kenya. Letters arrive daily at our Kenyan COH center from eastern and western Africa in Kisuaheli, Oromo, Arabic, French, and English. The COH team carefully responds to each inquiry to tell more Muslim about the love of Christ!
Simply talking about God's love isn't enough, that is why we also seek to show the love of Christ in tangible ways. In the midst of severe famine and drought, more than 200 tons of corn flour were transported by COH to the hungry in northern Kenya. Thousands were saved from starvation. Muslims in these completely closed villages know that Bro. Abasi is a follower of Jesus Christ. While the corn flour was being distributed, an elderly woman proclaimed before all the villagers, “Your God, who has sent you, must be a good God – may He bless you!”
Goats are also given to children from poor families, so the goat milk and offspring can be sold to finance an education for the children and bridges are built to share the Gospel. The Galla goat, a special Kenyan breed, is especially resistant to the intense heat. The goat project is an important means of survival during the dry season when they can live on the vitamin-rich goat milk.
COH is carrying out programs of outreach including:
- Literature Distribution
- Correspondence Bible Courses
- Personal Follow-up and Discipleship
- Training Evangelists
- Church planting initiatives in Muslim Communities
- Education assistance
- Disaster relief
- Humanitarian aid
- Tens of thousands of Muslims in East Africa have come to faith Christ
- 200 tons of corn flour saved thousands from starvation during famine
- More than 60,000 predominantly Muslim participants engage with God's Word thru our Bible correspondence course--the largest Bible correspondence course in East Africa.
- 10,000+ goats have been distributed throughout Africa to help children pay for an education and end the cycle of poverty.
The Goat Project
The Call of Hope “Goat Project” provides a female goat to Christian families. When the goat produces offspring, they can be sold at market and the proceeds can be used for school fees and other necessary items for the children to receive their education.
Since its inception, over 10,000 goats have been provided to vulnerable children and their families in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. Once neighboring Muslims witnessed the success of the program, they began asking for goats as well. Call of Hope then began including Muslim children in the program, which offered the unique opportunity to share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ.
FOR JUST $59 USD, YOU CAN MIGHTILY BLESS A POOR FAMILY IN WEST AFRICA AND BUILD A BRIDGE TO REACHING THEM WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
Although the Gospel message and God’s Word itself is unchanging, the presentation of the Good News is often adapted for each group that is receiving it. In Kenya, God gave Call of Hope a culturally appropriate method to connect with the people - Farmer Evangelism. Due to the rich agricultural area that makes up much of the landmass of Ghana, most of the villagers have become farmers to feed and support their families.
Call of Hope Farmer Evangelists are trained in effective small-scale agricultural production, which they use to assist their neighbors and eventually start conversations about Jesus. The evangelists begin by planting crops on a leased plot of land, as the crops begin to grow, nearby villagers take notice and are interested in knowing how to improve their own farm productivity, beginning a conversation. Curiosity about farming methods and fertilizer leads to relational evangelism and the presentation of the Gospel message to Muslim farmers. When enough people in a village have come to faith in Christ, a church is established; believers are nourished in the Word of God, and are able to grow and have fellowship one with another!
The Farmer Evangelist project has been remarkably successful. Many churches have been planted and more than 60 farmer evangelists have been placed in villages across the region! As the Gospel message continues to spread and seeking Muslims are coming to faith in Christ, Call of Hope has made discipleship training a priority. Every two months, the farmer evangelists gather for a time of encouragement and training in the Word of God. Despite strong opposition, the Good News of Jesus Christ is setting free villagers who were once bound by the chains of Islam.