Church attendance in Kenya is on the decline, especially in those under 30. Many Kenyans are tired of the promises of their future reward in heaven and are gravitating toward spiritual message that are more uplifting and empowering. Interfaith organizations are popping up. One of Pastor George’s longtime dear friends is a well-respected Imam in Nakuru. Our ministry was the first ministry to come preach new thought messages, in a way that was embraced. Today, there is one CSL center in Nairobi, which teaches classes, but doesn’t do a weekly sermon.
Information is what people desire; information they can readily absorb and applied in their everyday lives in a practical, inspiring way. It was a book that brought us to Kenya. Pastor George saw Rev. Paula’s book Giving Thanks: The Art of Tithing online, subscribed to her newsletter, embraced the teachings and asked one simple question, “What would it take to bring you to Kenya?” Hundreds of copies of this book circulate the country. People share them with others, passing them on. On our last visit, as we handed out copies at a church, one person in the congregation asked if we had it available in Swahili. And thus our book translation business was born. During our August 2019 visit, we started a Lessons in Truth study group. It was so well received that we have also begun translating this new thought classic by H. Emilie Cady.
We are actively seeking other authors, as well as identify other classics and contemporary works to be translated. Next steps for our current book translation projects are:
- Pre-sell 1000 copies of the Swahili version of Giving Thanks, at $10 ea., to offset translation, printing and free distribution in Kenya. ($10,000)
- Pre-sell 1000 copies of the Swahili version of Lessons in Truth, at $10 ea., to offset translation, printing and free distribution in Kenya. ($10,000)