Meet Kenya Needy Orphans and Children

Meet Kenya Needy Orphans and Children

Meet Kenya Needy Orphans and Children

Late Summer Liaison Visit to a Student’s Home

Name

Kenya Needy Orphans and Children

Oakseed ministry partner since 2021

Location

Kisumu, Kenya

Ministry Focus

Orphan Care

About Kenya Needy Orphans and Children

Kenya Needy Orphans and Children (KNOC) promotes high school education and post-graduation planning for orphans and impoverished children in Kisumu, Kenya. KNOC meets the educational needs of local lay pastors’ families who shepherd churches without pay. This ministry cares for impoverished children and orphans from local church congregations and connects them with local churches for discipleship and support.

Children are provided with school fees, vocational skills, and career guidance. KNOC’s goal is to offer educational opportunities and encourage kids to serve the Lord in their churches, career paths, and all of life. KNOC hosts retreats and spiritual seminars to help youth to grow in their faith.

One of KNOC’s Past Beneficiaries in His Home Electronics Shop

About Kenya

Kenya, located in East Africa, lies along the Equator, bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Lake Victoria, and the Indian Ocean. Its population, around 56 million, comprises many different ethnic groups.

Almost 40% of the population of Kenya are youths under the age of 15, and the child poverty rate is around 60%. Education is crucial not only to help combat poverty but also to raise the next generation of church leaders and members.

Notes from KNOC’s Board

As a ministry, we are grateful to the Lord that some of the students we have been supporting in school have gained knowledge and skills that have enabled them to take care of themselves and give some support to their families. Also, having been to school, the students were then able to understand the gospel, and some of them have been saved and have gone ahead to serve in the church.

Part of our social support includes giving food baskets and basic hygiene products to the students that we are supporting. Through this initiative, we have seen widows with large families and very little income find relief and have time to attend to the means of grace consistently. This has, in turn, exposed entire families to the gospel. There is hope for such families.

We also support the children of needy but faithful ministers of the gospel. We realize that some faithful pastors and church leaders have serious economic struggles, as many churches are poor and cannot pay their pastors well. With support from KNOC, the pastors are able to focus on the ministry of prayer and the word, and their children are able to gain an education. Some of these children have even come to faith and been able to gain meaningful employment. Such initiatives have served to encourage pastors, and the name of Christ has been honored by their families and congregations.

Prayer Points

  1. KNOC desires to see many orphans, needy children, and families come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for the Lord to bring all their young people and families to faith in Christ.
  2. Pray for the Lord to make His grace abound to the KNOC board as they seek wisdom in deciding which children to sponsor and how to faithfully disciple them.
  3. Please pray for the Lord to bring fruit from KNOC’s upcoming events, including their annual teen retreat in May, student school visitations in February and March, and a youth conference in August.
  4. Praise the Lord that He has helped five of KNOC’s young people to graduate from high school and move on to further education! Please pray for the Lord to grow them in faith in Him as their Provider and give them direction for their future.
  5. KNOC has welcomed nine new students into their program. Please pray for the board as they seek to shepherd the students spiritually and academically, and pray for these young people to come to faith in Christ.
  6. KNOC has begun a program to support recently graduated young people as they pursue further education or careers. Please pray for wisdom for them in shepherding and counseling these young people.

*Read more on our blog about several students supported by KNOC.


Oakseed offers several ways to support KNOC in its mission to bring the gospel to its community, including prayer resources and financial support. Please visit our prayer or bazaar catalog pages for more information.