(By Sean McIntyre)
In the year 2000, I arrived in Mombasa to work with a local church for one year. I had visited Kenya a number of times as part of short term missions for Barnabas Outreach Trust. The plan was to spend one year getting to know the church and the country a bit better and then return home. Of course God often has very different plans to our own!
During this one year posting in Kenya, I was shocked to find the lack of discipleship in the churches. In fact I found that many churches were little more than businesses, preaching prosperity and exploiting people for money. People were like ‘sheep without a shepherd’. After praying and seeking advice, a plan began to take shape and in early 2002, I settled in Kenya with the aim of starting a church.