Mathare Worship Center- Project Nuru
Project Nuru is a partnership between Kenyans and Americans working together to serve, support, assist and empower the half million people of the Mathare Valley slum in Kenya who subsist in six square miles of abject poverty.
Currently Mathare Worship Centre, founded by the Karau family in 2004, provides spiritual hope and Biblical training; education opportunities including scholarships and a school; feeding programs; business training and opportunities; counseling; youth mentoring; and basic relief including clothing, food and shelter.
But, they accomplish all these ministries in a small, unsafe, rented building.
Project Nuru is a vision and a plan to construct and maintain a new building for Mathare Worship Centre ministries with a worship sanctuary, offices and meeting rooms, a daycare and a school.
The Karaus' son, Steve Kariithi, current lead pastor of Mathare Worship Centre, writes, "Nuru is Swahili for light. We chose this name based on a prophetic word we have carried for over fifteen years now that out of Mathare, God will shine a light over Kenya, Africa, and to the ends of the world."
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