Kenya – a key country for mission in the rest of Africa
Jan Ernst Gabrielsen lived with his wife Ingebjørg and their 3
children in Kenya from 1973 to 1979, working as a missionary in the
Pentecostal movement called East Africa Pentecostal Churches. During the
last 3 years the focus was on planting new churches among the unreached
tribes in northern Kenya, and it was also during that time that he had
contact with Bible school students from Sudan and Ethiopia who were part
of church-planting work there.
Since that time he had been visiting that movement to have meetings
and seminars once a year until 2003, when it became 3 to 4 times a year.
Now there are about 1,200 local churches in Kenya which co-operate in
this church denomination that is still growing and has started its own
mission activity which sends out Kenyan missionaries to many other
countries and to unreached areas in its own country.
Kenya – a mission country which sends out its own missionaries The
big Pentecostal movement, East Africa Pentecostal Churches, has sent
many missionaries to Sudan, as well as to Uganda and Tanzania. They have
partly been supported by Norway, but now they have started their own
mission organization which collects monthly support in the churches in
Kenya for the maintenance of missionary Fesus Yawa in Sudan.