Contruction of New Church
Construction of New Church Sanctuary.
Its Sunday morning, the congregation is singing “Amazing Grace,” the all time classic familiar hymn. Today, this old song is not only familiar; it signifies a fresh start in a new sanctuary erected with the help of International Fellowship of Kenya Evangelistic Outreach Team Ministry. This sanctuary is also special in other ways. It marks a new beginning for the local congregation in this new housing estate to have a Church building within walking distance from their rented apartments in the fast growing up market upper “Milimani estate. This new Church Sanctuary also serves as Jan's Academy Group of schools Chapel. The sanctuary has a capacity to sit five hundred people full house, and office space for the pastor and chaplin for studies and counseling sessions.
Jan's Academy Group of Schools.
January 2000, four distinguished gentlemen and two ladies met to consult over the construction of the first Jan's academy Group of Schools. This meeting marked a milestone in the long tradition of International Fellowship of Kenya's Service to the local Community.
Quickly disposing of Matters Arising, Dr. Wanzare, Board of Governors Chairperson called the meeting to order to address the purpose, plan and program for which this project is established. Funding sources were explored in details. Assignments were handed out to respective individual task forces working on the implementation of this project.
Finally, a decade later, Jan’s Academy Group of Schools dream has come true. In Jan Kristensen's words,
“From humble beginnings, God has blessed us.” Indeed, God has. Four institutions have been established, Jan's ECD, Jan's Junior, Jan's Senior, lately Jan's Teachers Training College completed Jan's Academy Quadruple. Jan's Teachers College opened its doors for the first the intake of students this year 2012.
International Fellowship of Kenya headquarters office is home to some of the increasing number of children living on the streets in Kisumu City. Orphans and vulnerable Children (OVCs) are victims of a loveless society. Some of these street kids are rape children. Others are HIV/AIDS orphans. The rest are children of unwanted pregnancies where children give birth to children (child mothers). In some cases, widows whose husbands die of HIV/AIDS also have children they're unable to take care of. OVCs portray the ugly face of modernization around Kisumu City.
International Fellowship of Kenya Street Rehabilitation Center caters for this group of children at INTERFELK Headquarters office in Milimani Estate - Kisumu.
In January every year, several boys are inducted into the program. This program has an increasing capacity of 40 children at any one given time. Children who come to the center are normally boys aged between 7 -18 years. These children come to INTERFELK center 3 times a week to bathe, wash their clothes, and listen to Biblical teaching. These children also play games, read and are counseled, all in an effort to re-engage them with the joys of childhood.
International Fellowship of Kenya Street Rehabilitation Center is manned by 1 full time Social Worker, alternating local and foreign volunteers.