“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren are not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”
If we underestimate a child’s ability to have a love relationship with Jesus through God’s Word, aren’t we actually underestimating God’s ability?
Bring them unto me…………………….
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
TRANSFROMING CHILDREN IN CHRIST THROUGH HIS CHURCH
We are working with churches and schools to help boys and girls in Kenya come to know Jesus Christ and become like him. Our goal is to see children respond to the message of salvation and experience the new life that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are working to help children’s workers grow in their relationship with Christ in their ministry with children.
Children’s ministry should mimic Christ and follow the Deuteronomy 6:4-10 principles of teaching God’s Word, using experiential activities, leading discussions to connect the Word to real life, give children a practical life application activity and do everything in a warm, relational environment.
Chariots of mercy foundation is interdenominational.
So many children in Kenya and Africa are living in difficult situations. Most of them have never experienced unconditional love. So many have a real lack of peace in their lives and experience extreme feelings of hopelessness. These children are looking for solutions to the problems they face. Problems such as issues with self-image where girls are dealing with insecurities related to their appearance, boys who are struggling in school or sports and children living in difficult family situations. They are looking for answers to questions and barely able to cope. Chariots of mercy foundation has found that in our country Kenya, there are people who love children and want to help them. Chariots of mercy foundation provides training and teaching materials to children’s workers that help children know God and live life the way God intended
“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”
How we do it.
Children experience transformation through churches with transformed leaders. Chariots of mercy foundation teams work with children’s workers in local churches and schools to help them become a ‘Model Children’s Worker’. A ‘Model Children’s worker’ demonstrates the five qualities found in Deuteronomy 6:2-9 and becomes a key element of transformation in children’s lives. Chariots of mercy foundation is developing a growing number of Model Children’s Workers in every region of Kenya.
Establish a grass root children Ministry
The best people to equip churches for great children’s ministry and develop Model Children’s Workers are grass root Christian leaders within the culture. They speak the language, know the society and can relate best to their own children. God has called them to minister to children and Chariots of mercy foundation comes alongside.
In our country Kenya, Chariots of mercy foundation is in the process of board development, staff development and national fund development.
Create Transformational Ministry
Great children’s ministry is all about transformation. The gospel is not just some facts we agree with or a story that we hear and believe is true. The Good News is that God has given us the opportunity to experience a new life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Sharing the message of salvation with children and helping them know and experience the new life that Christ offers is the essence of transformation. Jesus wants to give children a new life. The delivery tool is the church and its’ people.
Chariots of mercy foundation believes it is crucial to assess our ministry effectiveness both in a qualitative and quantitative manner. Our foundation teams work to evaluate efforts so that we can grow and develop greater ministry effectiveness. Evaluation information is gathered and analyzed to help us improve our efforts to see children transformed in Christ through His Church.
Where We Work!
Chariots of mercy foundation works in several parts of Kenya
Chariots of mercy foundation continues to receive numerous inquiries and requests from church leaders in several other counties in Kenya and by Gods grace hopes to expand to these counties as God provides the opportunity and resources.
“The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.”
— Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University
There are several ways you can get involved in this great commission.
Churches within Kenya can enhance their Children’s Ministries by attaining a Model Children’s Worker Course designed for all Children’s Workers and a Model Children’s Ministry Course designed for Children’s Ministry Coordinators. There is also an Inspirational Children’s Ministry Conference designed for Pastors and Church elders. Chariots of mercy foundation has several helpful literature and materials that can be requested for or acquired through training as appropriate.
Chariots of mercy foundation Friend, God’s People, Churches and Christian Agencies across the World, you can support Chariots of mercy foundation financially and by prayer. Chariots of mercy foundation is an evangelical Christian ministry that relies solely on the gracious gifts of God’s people to provide for our financial needs. Chariots of mercy foundation is supported by churches, individuals, foundations, Christian Schools and businesses.
We know that every gift is from the LORD and none are too small or great. If you love God, His church and His Children then we invite you to join us in seeing boys and girls Transformed in Christ through His Church.
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We work with local churches and schools to evangelize the boys and girls in their communities, equip those children to live the Christian life and give them opportunities to serve. Children experience transformation through churches. Chariots of mercy foundation establishes ministries that come alongside churches to help them develop a fruitful and effective children’s ministry.
“Every Church for Every Child”
Model Children’s Workers need transformational Bible teaching materials that can help them connect the Word of God with the real life of children in their communities. Chariots of mercy foundation Ministry Team develops thoroughly biblical, developmentally and culturally appropriate and economically relevant teaching materials for children’s workers in local churches. These are distributed in print and through other media. We work hard to put great transformational teaching materials into the hands of Model Children’s Workers.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela,
We specialize in developing and training children’s workers. Our gifted Ministry Team provides innovative training programs that are built around our transformational ministry principles.
“We don’t just run conferences and seminars”
We don’t just run conferences and seminars; we come alongside children’s workers in local churches with coaching, mentoring and hands-on training. Chariots of mercy team has a cadre of highly gifted children’s ministry leaders that are developing and training many other children’s workers in other different regions of our Country.
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” Chariots of mercy foundation exists to holistically transform the lives of children around Kenya.
Chariots Child evangelism Values
Inherent in the ministry of Chariots of mercy foundation are five core values taken from Scripture that influence every aspect of our ministry. We, as a ministry, have placed a special value on children, the local church, transformational ministry, national leadership and excellence in stewardship.
Several incidents within the New Testament offer insight into the priority that Jesus gives to ministering to children (Luke 18:15-17; Matthew 18:1-9; Matthew 21:15). Although this list of Bible references is certainly not exhaustive, it highlights the importance the LORD attributed to children in His ministry. We share the LORD’s love for children and give them central importance in our ministry.
Matthew 28:18-20 is the central passage to our understanding of our role in proclaiming the gospel. In this watershed passage, Christ commissions the “community of faith” to go and make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all that He has commanded (Matthew 28:18-20). We believe that the particular reference made to baptism in verse 19, the teaching of Paul on baptism and the large body of New Testament teaching on the church indicate that the Great Commission is primarily a commissioning of the local church (Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 3:8-10; 2 Corinthians 6:16 ). Therefore, the focus of our ministry is through the local church.
Chariots of mercy foundation Believes that the goal of all ministry is transformation, which is lived out specifically in two contexts:
- Leadership Development: Leaders are developed when they learn Bible-based teaching in a relational environment with experiential methods, connect it to their ministry context, and respond by transforming the way they minister to children.
- Ministry to Children: Children are transformed in Christ when, in a relational context, they are led to experience and understand the Word of God, connect it to real life, and respond to its truth.
Grass root Leadership
We are committed to developing grass root Ministry Teams that are led by local Christian leaders. We believe that local Christian leaders are best suited to develop a ministry that will equip churches in their countries for effective ministry to children and their families. Our commitment to establish grass roots Ministry Teams flows out of our understanding of incarnation ministry and the stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.
- Incarnation Ministry – In Colossians 1:15-29, we see the very heart of incarnational ministry. Minimizing the barrier separating God and humanity, Jesus Christ chose to identify with humanity (Hebrews 4:15) by taking on the form of a man, becoming one of us. He affected his purpose for the world from within it. Affirming incarnation ministry, chariots of mercy foundation believes the local church is best served from within, with the fewest cultural and linguistic barriers possible.
- Stewardship of Resources – God has entrusted us with resources and we are accountable to Him for the stewardship of those resources. The parable of the talents (Matthew 25) makes it clear that God expects us to maximize His resources. Within many cultures there are mature Christian leaders whom God has called to minister to children. Working with these leaders maximizes the financial resources of the ministry.
For these two reasons, chariots of mercy foundation seeks out local Christian leaders who share the vision that God has given. We partner with those leaders to develop national ministries that will transform children in Christ through His Church.
Excellence in Stewardship
We believe that our ministry should pursue excellence in the wise stewardship of the resources that God has entrusted us. In all that we do we are committed to excellence in how we reflect Jesus Christ in our ministry and within our organization.
Our commitment to excellence affects all aspects of the ministry. We are particularly concerned about excellence in:
- Ministry programs
- Handling of mission finances and other material resources
- Relationships within the ministry staff and leaders of chariots of mercy foundation.
- Relationships with the supporters of our ministry
We explicitly affirm our belief in these basic teachings as follows:
- There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit—each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
- Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through the miraculous conception of the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
- Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of humanity by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice, expressing God’s love and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
- Jesus Christ arose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died.
- Jesus Christ ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and humanity, continually makes intercession for His own.
- Humanity was originally created in the image of God and sinned by disobeying God, and thus, was alienated from their Creator. That historic fall brought all humanity under divine condemnation.
- Humanity’s nature was corrupted at the fall and people are totally unable to stand righteous before God except when we are regenerated and renewed by the Holy Spirit.
- The salvation of any person is wholly the work of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works, goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation and thereby justifies them in His sight.
- The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to humanity. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believers by faith.
- Every believer is called to so live in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.
- Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all people, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.
- God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in baptism and the Lord’s Supper, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.
- There will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- Jesus Christ will come again to earth, physically and visibly, to complete earthly history and to inaugurate the next phase of God’s eternal plan.
What We Do
Chariots of mercy foundation establish grass root ministry teams that are governed, staffed and funded from the local Christian community. With support from chariots of mercy foundation, these national ministry teams provide innovative leadership development programs and high-quality Bible teaching resources for children’s workers in local churches. What we do in our leadership development programs and Bible teaching resources is built on our understanding of five qualities of a Model Children’s Worker found in
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts. Ministry to children begins with the children’s worker’s heart. As they love God, that love flows through them to the children. As they live according to God’s commandments, their example teaches the children. Relationship is the foundation for their ministry.
- 7: … when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Teaching should be intertwined with what children experience every day. Model Children’s Workers create an activity that takes learning past a cognitive exercise and into an actual experience. Children need to experience the feelings connected to the objective of the lesson. Within the learning process, talking and hearing are valuable, but experience has lasting impact.
- 7: Impress [these commandments] on your children.Model Children’s Workers teach the Bible to children. The truth of scripture is effectively taught not when Children’s Workers repeat a traditional story just as they learned it or when they teach straight from the curriculum, but when the Bible itself is studied, read and taught to children.
- 7: Talk about them…Many children are taught as if the Bible is a collection of stories that have no connection to their real lives. Through an open and honest dialogue, Model Children’s Workers help children understand the scripture as more than a story. What we do is discuss with the children how the Bible applies to them, individually and personally.
v.8: Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your home and on your gates. The Word of God should affect what a child does with his or her hands. It should affect how a child thinks with his or her mind. No child should leave church without knowing how he or she can personally respond to the Word of God. Model Children’s Workers give children practical opportunities to respond to the Word of God.
Chariots of mercy Bible teaching resources include these same five elements.
How We Evaluate What We Do
Chariots of mercy is working to develop a growing number of Model Children’s Workers in every county where we serve. Each of our National Ministry Teams uses a database to track what we do with each of the children’s workers. They conduct regular evaluations of a statistically significant number of children’s workers. The evaluation is based on the five qualities of a Model Children’s Worker.
Encouraging national Christian communities to take ownership of and support their national ministry teams
A study in 2 Corinthians 8-9, particularly in 2 Corinthians 8:20-21, led to a new understanding of our long-standing commitment to develop National Ministry Teams. This exciting ministry initiative will move our ministries toward increased effectiveness within their own cultures.
The Titus Project will:
- Fully engage national churches and Christians at the heart level, as they fully support the chariots of mercy foundation ministry work.
- Become more accountable
- Further increase ministry relevance
All three of these results will allow even more boys and girls to experience the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.
, “Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.”
— Haim Ginott,
God has called chariots of mercy foundation to develop a growing number of Model Children’s Workers by establishing grass root children evangelism Teams.
Chariots of mercy provide innovative leadership development training programs and culturally relevant Bible teaching resources to children’s workers, serving in local churches, so that children will experience transformation in Christ through His Church
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The Ministry Toolbox is a development program to help grass root ministries succeed.
Hoped-for Outcomes of the Ministry Toolbox
- God would open new doors for ministry opportunities.
- A significant, spirit-led movement in support of children’s ministry would develop through the Church.
A shared resource for a significant number of churches and Christian ministries
Children’s workers in local churches have asked for help
Chariots of mercy foundation is looking for a means to cast a wider net of impact to help churches and schools.
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
– James Baldwin
Join us let’s make a change
We are Chariots of Mercy Foundation a registered Community Based Organization with the government of Kenya- we serve God through serving his people in the marginalized rural Kenya.
How we Work as a Foundation in Kenya
We work in the most difficult contexts in the poorest communities, because we believe in the power of transformation.
Our community development approach empowers children and families to break the cycle of poverty and reach their God-given potential.
Our Work Is…
We love the way Jesus cared for the poor and oppressed, showing us how to listen to children and look out for widows and orphans.
We partner with local churches, equipping them to meet community needs.
As a Christian organization,
We serve ALL people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or creed.
We are privileged to be welcomed into many communities where Christianity is a minority faith — or barely present at all.
In accordance with the Chariots of Mercy Foundation code of Conduct, we never proselytize or require a profession of faith in exchange for services.
Our hope is to reflect the unconditional and transformational love of Jesus in culturally appropriate ways
We are writing to you because we believe that you, through your ministry and line of calling, share our belief that we can play a positive role in the being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ our lord and savior making him known in acts of compassion to children and community we serve in West Pokot County in Kenya.
The mission of Chariots of Mercy Foundation is to empower communities through education.
At present we have seven school that we directly interacting with each with four hundred pupils. Most of the pupils we have are girls. We serve one thousand two hundred adolescence girls each time we have a mission trip.
Our focus is on girl child education for several reasons. In the community the girl child is seen as a bride right from birth therefore keeping her in class will protect her from staying at home during her periods which will protect her from FGM which would later lead to early marriage which is rampant in the community. This ministry is under our Girl for Girl program.
Our work has seen many young girls continue with education, creating a promising future, as young adults gained not only knowledge but confidence and self-esteem, and allowed them to transform the community.
Among the schools we adopted is one school that we have committed to building infrastructure. We decided to adopt the school after finding the pupils studying in miserable conditions. The classes were under Euphorbia tress, with stones for desks and chairs. We fundraised and set up a block of two classes and an office. We also set up a feeding program for the children who were malnourished.
How we do it.
We have mission trips quarterly – in these mission safaris we visit ‘our‘ schools issuing sanitary towels to the girls and different gifts to the boys in the schools. In the mission trips we also share the love of Jesus with the children in each school we visit.
In the evenings we share with the community through open air meetings and through films during the night.
We work with like-minded organizations to share the love and compassion of Christ to this community.
Ways you would plug in.
- Girl for Girl program.
The number of girls that we could reach in West Pokot is huge. However, we are limited by resources both human and capital. Should we have a bigger team, we could reach more and positively impact more girls in the community. Any number of missionaries that can be available for our mission safaris would go a long way in serving God through serving his people and experience charity work at first hand. The numbers of sanitary towels we have are sometimes just not enough. With the number of girls in schools increasing we are left to share a bare minimum with the girls in our program. An addition to what we have would make a change to a life and a community at large.
- Door to Door Evangelism.
The harvest is plenty. A team of missionaries will have an opportunity to share the love of Jesus to individuals who have never heard of Jesus! (The Great commission Matt 28:16). This we will do with the partnership of local Christians who will act as interpreters and advisors on some cultural differences. This will be an amazing opportunity to be the voice, hands and feet of Jesus. The team will also be part of the evening open-air meetings and later help set up night theaters for Jesus film. Prior this we can have a two-session class for some mission lessons.
- Pastor training
We realize the real key to effective discipleship is training African pastors and leaders who can then disciple new Christians and those under their care.
The Chariots of Mercy Foundation partners with the Bible Society of Kenya to train pastors. Here we provide extensive training for pastors who have access to little to no training at all. The emphasis of the training is to help leaders multiply disciples who will ignite church planting movements everywhere. Cohorts of 30-50 village pastors are gathered together for 3-4 days of training at a time.
Any concept in joining this initiative of training and equipping pastors will be highly welcomed; with training, the quality of service the pastors give the community is better.
Jesus film project
Our teams take the greatest story ever told to millions who have never heard the Gospel. We are equipped with a four-wheel-drive truck, a projector, a screen, and a generator, DVD copies of the ‘Jesus’ Film, an HIV/AIDS education and prevention film, Christian literature and Bibles in the native language. The team of believers go to remote villages in the larger West Pokot county to show the ‘Jesus’ Film, share the Gospel, and disciple new Christians.
The ‘Jesus’ Film provides a powerful presentation of the life of Christ in the indigenous Pokot language. Many who see the ‘Jesus’ film have never seen a film before. Traditionally, about half of the villagers who see the ‘Jesus’ Film place their trust in Jesus Christ.
- Medical evangelism /camp
The number of children suffering from malnutrition in West Pokot County is on the rise.
We are in the process of having a Medical Evangelism program. This will require some medics to offer their gift in serving the children in West Pokot. The medical camp will run over 3 days and there will be other opportunities to serve in a local clinic developed with the support of the Ministry of health West Pokot County. There are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer at the villages and experience sustainable development at our other charitable projects in the area.
The most important characteristics you need are openness, willingness to learn and take part, enthusiasm, initiative and a sense of curiosity. Your experience simply as a person from another culture will give you an enormous amount to share with local people who perhaps have fewer opportunities than you. The trip can be emotional, and you will meet people whose lives seem almost impossible to live, but your interaction with them will help in ways you can’t measure.
The quality of learning environment in classroom setting is critical for effective teaching and learning process in classroom. We need classrooms. With the increasing number of children attending school the need of classrooms is vivid. The environment in this area is harsh for an adult to spend the day in the hot sun let alone a child trying to study under a cactus tree. To set up an average class for 40 pupils a budget of ksh 500000 would be required.
- School uniform and School Supplies.
Most of the parents we work with are pastoralist and small-scale farmers and therefore low-income earners. A minimum of 208 Children are in dire need of school uniform, shoes and school bags. Whilst to most of us cloths are a luxury, in these communities it is a necessity that is extremely hard to come by, thus the reason for our request.
Below are prices for uniform.
Currently or data stands at 84 small, 33 medium and 26 large
One of the components of chariots of mercy foundation ministry, is child evangelism. Statistics show that the probability of accepting Christ is about 32% for children aged 5 – 13 compared to only about 6% for adults. That means that Chariots of mercy foundation is the most fruitful field for evangelistic endeavor! Sadly, children are often neglected in evangelistic outreach. Not so at chariots of mercy foundation.
Chariots of mercy foundation child evangelism team sole purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in the local church for Christian living.
In Chariots of mercy foundation child evangelism, we will not only conduct an evangelistic series for children but will get hands-on experience in a live crusade for children.
Ladies especially, find this to be a rewarding experience in soul-winning, and some graduates make it a full-time ministry. Join us and learn how to be an effective evangelist for either adults or children!
Our long-term Goals include
- Give the girl child a voice and cement her place in the Pokot community. An empowered girl is an empowered community.
- Facilitate empowering children through education in Kenya and giving them opportunities to enjoy childhood preparing them for noble adulthood.
- Empowering the community through establishing sustainable project over charity.
- Evangelize making Jesus known to the community for He Transform Lives.
Among our deliverables include
- Empowered girls – we already have 3 girls in secondary school.
- Classroom buildings- we currently have 2 classes and are looking forward to set up more as the children number grows.
- Transformed lives-with the introduction of Jesus lives are changed – as we work with local pastors we expect lives to be changed-As we work on transformational sustainable enterprises project the community will be transformed holistically.
- Our mission safaris are self-sponsored- each trip costs an individual between KSh 8,500- KSh 12,000 for a mission trip of 4-7 days. This amount is inclusive of hiring the off-road vans, accommodation and supplies for the duration of the Mission.
- We currently and with great urgency need to construct two more classrooms to accommodate the children who have joined school since we started our ministry to the community. Involving the community in the construction will reduce the cost and create ownership to the people. It will cost us KSh 500,000 to set up one forty-seater classrooms.
- Chariots of Mercy Foundation develops innovative reproductive health education solutions designed to provide comprehensive support alongside sanitary pads to keep girls healthy, in school, and able to make informed decisions We have sanitary towels for every trip we make… We currently are serving 1200 girls in the seven schools. However, with both human and resources capital we can serve to 3000 teen girls.