Schools in Kenya were closed in March 2020 and all public gatherings and movement from Nairobi to other counties were banned. Due to this, we were not able to hold our annual in-person Student Leadership Conference which is typically held in April.
Despite these challenges, we are thrilled to report that God made a way for us and our students to connect over a virtual conference held in Kenya at the end of August. Just over 100 students came together via Zoom for our first ever Virtual Student Leadership Conference.
Our E.I.A. Education Coordinator, Racheal, reported that the students learned a lot, felt spiritually nourished, and were encouraged to face their challenges. The students were equipped with Joshua 1:9 which says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go". What a great verse for us to remember as we finish out this year.
We are looking forward to being able to connect with our students on a regular basis now that we have this ability to come together virtually!