Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Partnering Together

Erica greeting pastor Rose at the ACC&S Ruiru Church

Since 1970, Canadian Baptist Ministries' has been walking in partnership with the African Christian Church and Schools, an indigenous Kenyan church. 

Over the past 47 years, there has been incredible growth and change within the denomination. The ACC&S is the first African partner of CBM to ordain women as pastors and has been one of our strongest partners in the area of food security helping communities in establishing sustainable conservation agriculture practices.

We and our Canadian Baptist Ministries' executive director, Terry Smith, are meeting this week with the leadership of the ACC&S to renew our partnership agreement. Together we are working through joint projects that are strengthening the holistic witness of the church.

CBM Executive Director Rev. Dr. Terry Smith
 preaching at the ACC&S Ruiru Church

Ruiru is one of several newer churches that the ACC&S is establishing in Kenya, as the denomination is working to plant new congregations in urban areas. It is wonderful to see how the ACC&S is striving to bear witness to the love and power of Christ through word and deed.

ACC&S Moderator Rt. Rev. Jeremiah Ngumo

Moderator Ngumo is leading the church in deepening its spiritual vitality and empowering young people to carry the joyful hope of Christ into their professions and community as a part of the great transforming mission of God.

Praying for the Little Ones

During the worship service in Ruiru, Moderator Ngumo spontaneously invited all of the children to the front of the church, where he led us in a moving time of prayer and dedication.
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" Matthew 19:14

Please join us in praying for the ministry of the ACC&S and for the children of Kenya. We are so thankful for church partners that are investing in the lives of the little ones.

Please remember us as we enter into partnership discussions. We pray for wisdom and discernment as we seek to support our friends in the important ministries that they are engaged with here in Kenya.


  1. It's been 9 years since I was there with Praxis and I still love you guys and your work! 💛

  2. Thanks so much Carolyn! We have such fond memories of our time with you during that Praxis program too. Every blessing!

  3. Hi Erica & Aaron,
    I am sending out a quick request for update prayer requests for the Brunswick Street Baptist Church prayer bulletin.
    Could you please send me something as soon as possible?
    Thank you in advance and blessings on you and your work,
    Ian. ian.howey@nbpcd.com