The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a difficult time for many young people, especially if they lack guidance and directions from trusted and wise mentors. We want our students to have every opportunity as they become adults. The graduating eighth graders will be completing important exams that will determine their future careers. Next year, the best students will be able to attend boarding school and earn freedoms and responsibilities of living on campus.
Knowing that the early teenage years- especially when joining high school- are hard, we took some of our class 8 students who will be joining high school next year for a mentorship camp dubbed ‘the Hope’s camp’ that took place at Wendo retreat center. The camp was organized by Christ Is The Answer Ministry (CITAM) Nakuru, who we are partnering with to ensure that the future leaders we are nurturing in Molo get equipped both spiritually and socially. It was a good getaway from Molo and they had an opportunity to interact with their peers from different parts of the country. Our teens enjoyed themselves very much at camp. When Dan emailed the pictures, he said, “The young people were elated and in high spirit when they returned back to Molo, and they promised to positively impact the lives of their peers going forward.” We are so thankful for community partners like CITAM who will pour love, wisdom, and truth into our teens.
The theme for the camp was: ‘Purpose to stand out’ which was derived from the book of Daniel 1:8. The five day camp was packed with empowering topics that are fundamental as they take their next big step in life. The topics delved deep on: Spiritual formation, sexuality, setting boundaries, goal setting, drug and substance abuse, self-image and self-esteem, media and peer influence and what to expect in high school. We are glad that having insight on these vital areas, they are now ready to transform their peers.
Our prayer is that these young people whom we love and care about have success in their Christian walk, education, social life and in their life careers. We are grateful for those taking their time and resources to equip the next generation. Investing in the lives of these young adults is investing in a bright future for Kenya! Join us in praying for the futures of the rising 8th graders.
“He that is equipped will equip others” – Sunday Adelaja.
PS- We will soon have exam scores of the 8th grade class. We are excited to hear how they did.