FOCUS Kenya InterVarsity

FOCUS Kenya InterVarsity

Goal $22500

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Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS) - Kenya is the Kenyan sister to InterVarsity USA. They work with over 5000 Christian Student leaders in 152 Christian Unions in Universities and Colleges bringing together over 45,000 Christian students across the country. These Christian Unions run student fellowships, evangelistic missions, small group Bible studies among other programs. The leaders are tasked with weighty pastoral and administrative roles which they do without formal theological training.  FOCUS Kenya has organized a regional missions mobilisation, training, and networking conference (Commission 2017), much like InterVarsity’s Urbana, from 27th December 2017 to 1st January 2018 that will bring together over 4,500 delegates from the 152 Christian Unions in Kenya and about 20 other countries. Our goal is to equip the 4500 conference delegates with the Africa Study Bible to enhance their future ministry.

Most of those who attend the conference are Christian Union leaders who later become leaders in various capacities in churches and organizations. Thousands of Christian professionals, pastors, missionaries, elders, and deacons in Kenyan and East African churches trace their calling and foundational training from Commission Conferences! Both the students and Kenyan leaders are contributing to the cost of the Bibles, but we need your help to complete the task. Most of these students have less than $200 a month living expenses and cannot afford a $40 Bible (US retail).
The Difference You Will Make
4,500 Bibles are needed for the student leaders of FOCUS Kenya (InterVarsity/IFES). In the words of George Ogalo, the FOCUS Kenya National Director:
"For a long time, there has been a vacuum for African materials that aid in understanding the Bible. An African perspective is much needed because there are very unique cultural issues that the Bible needs to speak to (like witchcraft, poverty, negative ethnicity, and African Traditional Religions). Therefore, a study Bible with an African perspective goes a long way in helping African Christians to understand the Bible better and that will translate to Africans applying the Bible more appropriately in their context. The Africa Study Bible is therefore the much needed tool for our student leaders who have no formal theological training yet entrusted with a huge task of pastoring other students."

$22,500 for $5 subsidy for 4,500 Bibles, shipping and distribution ($179,995 retail value)

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