In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Through the Programme for Pastoral Instructon (PPI) BSK has managed to reach many children in marginalized areas with God’s word.
A team from BSK visited Muthurwa Primary School in Karuri area of Kiambu County to make a follow up on the PPI programme. This programme usually begins at 8.00am every Friday and children are able to read the Word of God before starting their normal School schedule.
Programme for Pastoral Instructon (PPI) is a Scripture use initiative that addresses the Pastoral aspects of religion, seeking to guide the protestant learners in life issues under the title Know, Grow, Serve. A teacher’s guide has been developed for use in Primary schools across the country.
The General Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Muriuki, Bible Advocacy and Scripture Use Manager Mr. James Kathuraku and a volunteer, Rev. Macharia Mbogo were joined by a team from the Bible Society of Eretria staff who had been on a learning trip at BSK. The Eritrean team included Mr. Yohannes Weldeghebriel, the Finance Manager and Ms. Timar Habte, the Program Project manager. This team had a chance to join the children, teachers and the dedicated team of volunteer teachers from the ACK St. Lukes Church, Muthurwa in the class session that was very enriching.
During the visit, the team from Eritrea witnessed how the PPI programme works to benefit children in rural Kenya and thanked the Society for the noble job being done to reach children. The Society donated 65 Bibles for use by the volunteer teachers and children.
“BSK staff should thank God for the opportunity to teach God’s word to children in public schools. In Eritrea, we do not have anything like this. You would go to jail if you attempted to do this. Please pray for us that God may open such doors in our Country for the sake of our children.” Said Eritrean BS finance Manager.