To God be the Glory. I am excited beyond any reasonable doubt knowing that God really works through children as they worship, listen, journal, share and pray.
Africa Hope Academy once lived in despair, hopelessness, and quite unsure of our future. The children suffered from insults, intimidation and sarcastic sentiments from their peers at privileged and established schools. My word to them was, "It's God who provides, not men."
During one of the December vacations, I had an opportunity to attend a Pebbles and Stones conference in my home church in Bikeke. I closely followed the teachings and to my surprise, this brought a great revelation into my life as far as children's ministry is concerned. I quickly applied what I had learned to my calling which is children's ministry.
I did not wait to extend Pebbles and Stones ministry in my school and started in January of 2015. Within a short period of time, the children displayed a glimmer of hope. I realized that this was divine restoration. As hope broke through, we continued with the teaching model of Pebbles and Stones. During journaling and sharing, it was evident that divine transformation was being realized. They drew the most amazing things of which some have been realized just two years later. We are still hoping for more.
Mr. Titus Wekesa, a former volunt
eer teacher at Africa Hope Academy and currently a student at Nairobi University recently visited the school and these were his words:
Hope filled the hearts of children as they moved from benches to desks in 2017. Their 2018 prayers are to go from dung covered floors to cement. Will you help?
"For sure God speaks through children. I used to see these children journaling and sharing about their school when I was teaching here. Currently, I can bear witness that what used to be on paper is gradually turning into reality. This must be God's doing. To this end, we are committed to conducting Pebbles and Stones lessons because this is a revelation that will take us to greater heights. To everyone reading this article, seek God through implementation of this program and beyond any reasonable doubt, and He will really unveil His will for your ministries as well as your personal life. I have attached some photos which indicates how we are committed to this program."
-Paul Barasa-Director Africa Hope Academy.