This October marks the beginning of my fourth year with Rejoice Project. I can gladly say that Rejoice Project is the best thing that happened to me. Through Rejoice project I have grown in leaps and bounds in my walk with God. I am more intentional with the children and youth ministry, and I thank the Lord for letting me be a part of this massive movement of God in our generation.
Rejoice Project found me doing youth ministry in my community as the coordinator of all youth activities and an associate pastor. Through Rejoice Project, I have led a group of eighteen Rejoice team members to disciple hundreds of young men and women, which has helped them break away from their cultural ties to follow Jesus. We are currently doing Rejoice Project in four main schools and one pre-school, as well as seven churches. Our community is loaded with success stories ranging from transformed lives to shaped destinies.
Malachi, Daniel, Fred, Dorcas, Samuel, and Dominic are just a few Rejoice team members who are living testimonies of what God has done through this amazing project. All of these leaders have vowed to give back to the community by being part of Rejoice Project. They are all very youthful and they assist in discipling children in the schools and churches. The project has impacted people across the community ranging from the young to the old either directly or indirectly.
Through Eric, Sipiai, his father who is sixty years old, finally accepted Jesus during Journey 2015. Eric being his first born son and who is a Rejoice team member, would always tell his father about a God who loves us unconditionally. For a long time he was not ready to leave his traditional religion to follow this God. Jake’s story this summer finally softened his heart and he accepted Jesus surrounded by a group of college students.
Dorcas on the other hand faced a lot of opposition when she defied to be sold to an older man at the age of sixteen. However her parents would always be amazed by the passion with which she handled church business. With time, her father started warming up to her and finally accepted Jesus during this summer surrounded by a group of college students. These are just but a few paraphrased stories of our great God revealed to a people through the Rejoice Project.
Every time I see these people, I thank God for Rejoice Project.
-Peter Kirimi, Rejoice Project Coordinator in East Africa
Meet Ann and Jane: both representations of this discipleship movement. Defying the odds and choosing to follow Jesus.