KISOM = The Kakuma Interdenominational School of Mission
KISOM was established by churches in Kakuma refugee camp back in 1997. It’s 2 and 3 year programs prepare pastors, missionaries and evangelists for ministry. It has graduated over 1,000 students, many of whom are now pastoring churches in the camp and surrounding host community – and even in other countries, both in Africa and beyond. The stated mission of the school is “To reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ from Kakuma.”
Our refugee brothers and sisters have been praying for more than 2 decades that God would give them a proper school building for this important ministry. IAFR helped them purchase land for the building in 2016 (photo).
Perhaps you can imagine my joy this week when I told IAFR Finance to transfer the funds that we have raised to build the school!
Our NGO partner in Kakuma (National Council of Churches Kenya – NCCK) will work closely with our refugee partner (United Refugee and Host Churches – URHC) in both planning and constructing the school. NCCK has needed expertise and capacity that our refugee partners lack.
Many thanks to the generous IAFR financial partners who contributed a total of $70,000 for this project!
What a joy to be able to partner with God in his answer to the prayers of the refugee churches in Kakuma!
Click here to learn more about KISOM (lots of beautiful photos included).