Bruce Allen of FMI is on his way to visit Kenya, one of the new countries included in the organization’s expansion plans. FMI currently offers temporary financial support alongside training conferences for Christian leaders in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
FMI in Kenya
FMI specializes partnerships by zeroing in on the specific challenges congregations and church leaders face in their communities. They also provide relevant ways to build up these same communities. Allen says it is essential to find ways to help without making these believers or communities dependent on foreign aid.
“We’re excitedly expanding this model of ministry of propelling, fortifying national church planters. We’ve been in other countries for decades, since 1986. This is going to be our first foray into Africa,” Allen says.
“Kenya is really a strategic location. It’s right at the Muslim-dense horn of Africa.”
Kenya is considered a Christian nation, though the Bible has not yet been translated into all the languages within the country. Furthermore, Open Doors USA ranks the country as the 40th most challenging place to live as a Christian on its World Watch List.
Somalia, Kenya’s neighbor to the east, is also on the list as the third most challenging place to live as a Christian. Earlier this month, CBN News reported on the murder of nine Christians in Kenya near the Somalian border. They refused to recite the Islamic statement of faith. (Read the report here.)
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Bethann Flynn