Meet Mary, one of the incredible mission volunteers who served on the recent Cape Town Mission in November.
For the past five years, Mary has dedicated herself to AE mission outreach with the support of friends, family and church. Raised as the 8th of 9 children, Mary grew up in a God-fearing household led by her mother after her father passed away when she was only 4 months of age. From the age of 16, Mary’s work consisted of cattle grazing, picking coffee for the market, carrying fertiliser and general housework.
She felt the call of God powerfully in her life at the age of 17 through the Christian Union at high school, where she truly felt a personal relationship with Jesus. By 18 years of age, she had already completed her first open-air preaching event, organised by an interdenominational fellowship group. Over the next 15 years, she was called to evangelise, and every Christmas she would raise enough funds, clothing and food to undertake door to door evangelism and distribution of aid in a remote village in northeastern Kenya. At 35 years of age, she was commissioned by her church to plant a new church in Embu, east of Kenya, several hours away from her home village.
For several years she grew the church before pursuing her passion for full-time evangelism. As time went by, doing mission on her own became too risky, and in 2015 she joined with African Enterprise to pursue citywide evangelism in various countries. “I found it important to network rather than doing it alone, as this is building the body of Christ,” shares Mary. “Through Christian outreach, many will be saved from an eternity of darkness, and due to your support, we are liberated to work in the vineyard without constraint. We appreciate your effort, contribution and generosity and may the Lord increase His grace to you in doing good as you continue your support and may the Lord bless you greatly.”