LANSING, MI – Recently Kenyan missionaries visited Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Lansing. Wachira and his colleague Irungo, both from Nyahururu had the opportunity to share with the children’s Sunday School classes. The children have been learning about the importance of service across the world. As a result of the visit, the children’s classes began a project to collect personal hygiene packages for African children.
Missionary Wachira runs three schools in Kenya: a primary school, elementary school, and a high school where these hygiene packages will be distributed. The children of Faith Fellowship’s Sunday School assembled more than 200 individual packages including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, lotion, and dental floss. In each package the children wrote a handwritten note to the Kenyan students. According to Faith Fellowship’s Pastor, Stan Parker, “The project has provided a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about others living far away who need the love of Jesus.” He adds, “The entire experience had laid a foundation of missions in the lives of these children.”
Faith Fellowship Church has been supporting Missionary Wachira and his organization PACE Missions (Pan-African Christian Exchange) for twenty years. This fall the church will lead a mission team to Kenya. The team will be working with Wachira in his schools, visiting area prisons, and doing ministry work with the elderly. They are planning to conduct family conferences, and a leadership development conference for the staff at the schools in Nyahururu. Any person interested in going to serve may contact Bailey Krestakos in the church office at (517) 853-9897.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pastor Stan Parker, Faith Fellowship Baptist Church Lansing, MI and Current President of the Michigan African American Fellowship, author of Meritorious Marriage.