Mary* has been serving for over two decades among least-reached people groups in northeastern Kenya. For Mary, teaching is a calling, not merely a way to gain access to this region where schools are overcrowded and teachers are scarce.
Most teachers apply for transfers soon after arriving. Mary, in contrast, knows this is the place God wants her to be. “I am here so that I can tell someone the story of Christ. I am always motivated by the Great Commission that Jesus left for us of making disciples of all nations. Every little action and every encouraging word has the potential to leave an impact on someone’s life.”
For example, Mr. Johnson*, a young man whom she taught in primary school, is now teaching in the same school. He testifies that Mary played an important role in his life for him to be where he is today.
Mary is humbled to see God use the close connections between her and her students to enrich His Kingdom and help further His glory.
*Not their real names