Serving in Kenya
Aaron and Erica Kenny serve as Africa Team Leaders, providing continental leadership and support for CBM’s team, partnerships, and programs. In addition, the Kennys direct CBM’s Muslim Ministries in Kenya where they are involved in strengthening local churches in reaching out to their Muslim neighbors through integral mission. They are leading peace and reconciliation initiatives, self-help groups, literacy projects, food security and micro-enterprise development.” At the heart of integral mission is the great command to love God and to love our neighbors – these two cannot be separated.”
The Kennys joined CBM in 2006 and first served among the displaced refugee population living in Eastleigh (an urban ghetto in Nairobi), helping to start and empower women’s self-help groups. They also provided leadership for CBM’s Relief and Development ministries in the North Eastern Province – a region susceptible to drought and civil conflict. They have a passion for ministering among the most marginalized and cultivating Christian/Muslim relationships. In 2010, they became the coordinators of the Guardians of Hope program in Africa. Prior to their appointment to CBM, Aaron and Erica ministered in churches in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. They have three children: Tristan, Emma and Ava.
Latest Ministry Updates
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of CBM's outreach in Garissa and the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. We praise to God for the relationships he has enabled Canadian Baptists to build with local Muslim and Christian communities in the area. Ask for continued strength and safety for local church pastors and leaders who minister in difficult circumstances, as well as for CBM staff who walk alongside them. LEARN MORE
Canadian Baptists began to serve in Africa sixty years ago this year, working in partnership with the Evangelical Church of Angola.
On June 18th, we participated in a celebration with our South Sudanese friends, as CBM and FEBAC (Faith Evangelical Baptist Churches of South Sudan) signed an official partnership agreement. Since 2010, Canadian Baptists have been working with FEBAC in small joint projects and emergency relief efforts in South Sudan. Together we have worked to improve theological education for pastors, enhance food security, improve peace and reconciliation, and Kamp Tumaini. Through the support of Canadian churches, we've also been able to provide scholarships and educational support for young leaders and students in the church. Earlier this year, we
As the sun rose over the Indian Ocean, the members of the Springforth youth team from Atlantic Canada gathered together for a communion service on the white shores of Ukunda, Kenya. The service ended with as the youth sang Rend Collective’s “My Lighthouse”, a chorus that over the past two weeks had become Kamp Tumaini’s theme song-- “You are the peace in my troubled sea. Oh, you are the peace in my troubled sea”. It was a beautiful way to close this year’s Kamp Tumaini. Hosting short-term volunteers is one of the great pleasures of our ministry
Dear friends, May has been a big month for our family as we celebrate the graduation of our son, Tristan, who will be leaving for Acadia University in Nova Scotia this coming August. We are so glad that he will be with us for the summer as we host volunteers from the Canadian Baptist Spring Forth youth team that will participate in this year’s Kamp Tumaini. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 This summer’s Kamp Tumaini will
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 By Erica Kenny The war in South Sudan has displaced five million people - most are living in refugee camps along the borders of South Sudan and in the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with members of the Faith Evangelical Baptist Church (FEBAC), CBM’s partner in South Sudan. Each of the people I met had fled their country at different