Al Shabaab Forcing Teachers Out of Northern Kenya

Photo courtesy of FMI.

Although the radical Muslim terrorist group al Shabaab is based out of Somalia, their attacks continue to bleed into neighboring countries, including Kenya. And it’s affecting ministry work.

FMI supports local pastors, church planters, and evangelists in Kenya. Their Kenya director Elijah* says al Shabaab activity is driving NGOs and educators away from northern parts of the country.

“We have seen a mass exodus of teachers coming out and fearing to serve in those specific areas,” Elijah says. “Most of the teachers are young people. Some of them have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. When they are in those places, they can be the witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in those areas. What we are seeing is discouragement.

“But to the people who have hope in Jesus Christ, even when they are passing through persecution, I know they have inner healing from God.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh

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