To reach out and bring to Christ people of all nations.
Committed to preach the word of God at all times to achieve spiritual, mental, physical and numerical growth.
You and I together to heaven.
History of the Deaf Ministry
The Deaf Ministry was established in the year 2012 with only one interpreter. It was under the then Parish Minister Rev Dr. John Gicheru and then Session Clerk Elder Alfred Hinga. A short while later,one Deaf girl joined. The interpreter then, Susan Njuguna (and later on Susan Thuku), went door to door reaching out to the Deaf. After a few weeks, another Deaf joined. Later on, when others learnt that we have Sign Language Sunday service, they started coming slowly by slowly.
The Deaf people started attending the regular church services. Due to the nature of their culture, they started a fellowship in Signed Language (after the first service) and have continued since. In the same year, (2012,) the Deaf Ministry together with Kenyan Sign Language Research Project (KSLRP), started teaching Sign Language to the congregants. In December of the same year, the pioneer class of 2012 students graduated. Some of them are involved in supporting the ministry upto now. Since the graduation, we have had several other people who have learnt Sign Language.
In 2012, we had 3 disability awareness services (1 in our KCC church and 2 in Kariobangi South).since 2013 we have had an annual awareness both in KCC and Kariobangi South. So far, the total awareness services are 8 in KCC church, 2 in Youth Service and 10 in Kariobangi South.
Initially we were under the then Parish Minister and the then Session Clerk. Later on, Elder Margaret Ngugi took over as the Patron. During her tenure, many things were achieved. In January 2017, she handed over to Elder Winnie Muiruri who continue to shepherd the ministry up to date. We have 172 members in total (Deaf, their parents and interpreters). 67 are full members. Among the full members 52 Deaf, 8 parents of the Deaf children and 7 interpreters.
Initially, the ministry was founded under Rev Dr John Gicheru who did a lot during the formative stages. Rev Arphaxad chege took over and appointed 4 deacons among them 1 parent and 3 Deaf. Rev George Wamani followed and continue to serve up to date. He has been involved in the training,Licensing and Ordination of Rev George Obonyo (Deaf).
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us………Romans 5:3-5
And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud…….John 9:2-7