Share continues to work toward reducing illiteracy in Turkanaland through the Adult Literacy (AL) ministry. AL’s ultimate purpose is to enable the Turkana people in the churches we plant to read the Bible for themselves. The joy of witnessing Turkana adults in remote villages read and write is almost unspeakable!
Beginning 2018, Share will have established a total 24 of AL classes in remote villages across Turkanaland. Sessions are provided Monday through Friday – at least 3 hours each day – primarily to shepherd boys and girls. Many students receive Christ as Savior through reading of the Bible with the help of their teachers. Pronounced spiritual growth and maturity continues to be evidenced among Share-planted churches as a result. Those that have benefited from the program since its inception in 2001 are now taking leadership roles in their churches. They are reading and teaching the Bible in their own language to their own people!
Many students have successfully been mainstreamed into government-sanctioned schools, some have graduated and obtained leadership roles in their communities, including school management committees and small businesses. Others have been appointed to church-planting teams to help our missionaries with surveying and identifying the unreached villages in Turkanaland. Others are engaging in survival skills by learning how to do small businesses, such as selling groceries and charcoal in the villages.
The Gospel is changing lives way out in the villages through the AL ministry!
Since 1997, Share has reached and planted churches among 400,000 Turkana people within a geographical region encompassing a population of 700,000. We hope to reach the total 1M Turkana population in the shortest time possible. It will cost $30,496 to fund Adult Literacy in 2018.