A new teaching series commenced Sunday, 14th July entitled Is it in the Bible? The teaching is being uploaded to our Sermons page at https://downsbaptistchurch.org/sermons/ so head there if you are unable to attend.
Update on the ministry of Daniel and Fennih Gitau following the visit of Paddy Taylor (Sheffield Fellowship) to Kenya in March 2019.
Please continue to pray for the work in Kenya. We have been supporting the project for many years and it is wonderful to see what God is doing and how the work is growing.
1. The Great Commission Medical Centre Dundori
2. The work in Molo
The street feeding programme has successfully come to an end, with all the street children being found homes, and many coming to faith. This left the children needing sponsorship to obtain secondary education – so the street feeding programme has become sponsorship through education. The cost of sponsorship for one child through secondary school is £25 per month for 4 years.
The long-term vision is to build a secondary school on land Leonard Mbae has acquired in Molo.
3. The Dolphin Academy School
There have been big changes in the teaching staff over the past few years. The current teaching staff are very young and enthusiastic, but their salaries are not enough to live on. Sponsorship is a new development and there is a growing need for a sponsorship scheme for bright pupils whose parents cannot afford the school fees.
In 2018 Dolphin Academy students were very successful in the national school exam (the KCPE exam).
New facilities have been developed in the last 6 years including new toilets for staff and pupils, a new classroom, and concrete flooring to several of the classrooms. There is still a need for desks to accommodate the increase in numbers in the school.
The school has also acquired a new school bus which does 2 school runs each morning and evening. However, not all pupils can afford bus fees.
4. An update on the churches in the area under the presbytership of Rev Daniel Gitau
They are vibrant, growing churches where the Lord is obviously at work, including:-
5. Daniel’s work with other churches and in the political sphere
7. The Great Mission for Kenya (GMK)
This is a new charity being set up to take over the work of coordinating funds to channel to the ministry in Kenya.
It was a cool day and there weren’t many people about but it was a very happy and memorable occasion particularly for Rob and his family.
To hear Rob’s testimony please click on the audio link below:-
Thursday Fellowship will be taking a break from its weekly meetings over the summer but do not fear, they are hosting their famous coffee mornings.
11th July – Lesley’s home @ 10.30
25th July – Faith’s home @ 10.30
8th August – Sylvia’s home @ 10.30
All welcome. For further details please give Faith a call on 01273 304018
Malcolm was raising awareness and funds for Off the Fence’s Antifreeze project tackling homelessness in Brighton and Hove. He has raised over £1000 so far and if you would like to sponsor him, there is still time: Head to –
Well done Malcolm – a fantastic achievement.