My name is Dennis Mutuku, and I am an apprentice with iServe Africa, currently placed at ACK St. Paul’s Moyale in the Northern Region of Kenya, Marsabit County. I pursued a BSc. in Information Technology at The Technical University of Mombasa, and I am passionate about ministry and serving God’s people. It has been a joy to be involved in ministry both during my campus days and now as an apprentice with iServe Africa.
At ACK St. Paul’s Moyale, my work revolves around serving in the Youth, IT, and School ministries. My role includes mentoring and supporting the teenagers in their spiritual growth, teaching Bible lessons, and organizing activities to engage and empower them. High school ministry is among the other areas am highly and actively involved in. Additionally, I assist with IT-related tasks at the church and school, ensuring smooth technology operations for efficient communication and ministry.
My experience at ACK St. Paul’s Moyale has been both rewarding and challenging. The community’s warm embrace has made me feel at home, and the teenagers’ openness and eagerness to learn have been a source of joy and motivation. However, the presence of political tensions and divisions within the community has presented unique challenges in conveying the gospel message effectively. Nevertheless, I am committed to promoting unity and reconciliation through the transformative power of the gospel.
During my time at the placement, I have learned the value of perseverance and reliance on God’s guidance in navigating challenging situations. Building rapport and trust with the teenagers has taught me the significance of genuine relationships in effective ministry. I have also developed cross-cultural communication skills, which are vital in a diverse community like there is in Moyale.
The MTCs (Ministry Training Courses) and trainings organized by iServe Africa have been invaluable in equipping me for ministry. I have gained insights into servant leadership, faithful Bible teaching, and practical ministry skills. These trainings have empowered me to engage with the teenagers and the community effectively, addressing their unique needs and concerns.
As I look to the future, I am excited about the possibilities of continued ministry and impact. I hope to deepen the unity and understanding among the teenagers and the community through constructive dialogue and transformative programs. The challenges faced in my placement have strengthened my resolve to be a catalyst for positive change and reconciliation wherever God leads me in the future.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be an apprentice with iServe Africa. The support and mentorship I have received have been instrumental in shaping my perspective and approach to ministry. I look forward to further growth and learning as I continue my journey of serving God and His people.