Jan and Jeremy Peckham, founders of ART were back in Kenya to participate in the graduation of pastors from eight centres in Nyanza, Western and Coast areas in Kenya. A total of 180 pastors graduated in five ceremonies over two weeks as four of the Nyanza cohorts were able to combine.
All of the centres had received teaching from eight volunteer trainers from the graduates of 2013. A local Chief who was a student in the Kaloleni cohort gave powerful testimony at the Kaloleni graduation (pictured) to God’s work in his life and that of his community. Many other testimonies were heard at each of the graduations of how God has transformed these pastors and their families as well as their congregations during their three years of training.
A number of pastors reported on how their churches have grown under better preaching and ministry. These pastors have also introduced youth and children’s programmes, previously absent from many rural churches.