The PCEA St. Andrew's church mission is to build the kingdom of God by meeting the spiritual, physical and social needs of the people. It is in view of this that St. Andrew's began the Disability Ministry. The church started the Hearing Impaired Ministry in 1992 with the aim of ministering to the Deaf, and improves their livelihood. The Ministry has since grown to Disability Ministry which ministers to people with other Disabilities such as; Down Syndrome, Visually Impaired, Physically Challenged, People Living with Albinism, Autism.
During the year, the Deaf Ministry has created awareness in forums e.g.,We ministered during the IEM-KENYA (IEM-Kenya brings together Christians from different denominations) Regional conference held at Tangaza University on 28th May 2016 and during their day of prayer at Umoja Catholic Church.We also ministered at PCEA Baraka in Kihumo Parish and also participated in the Makupa Deaf week from 1st -3rd July 2016.
The persons living with disabilities (PLWDs) in Kenya have been experiencing several long ignored social issues such as: - access to education, information, denied linguistic and cultural rights, inequality and equity of opportunities. It is recognized that lack of awareness and knowledge about the situation of PLWDs in Kenya by the larger society, deprives most of them access to large sections of society to which they belong.This has negative effects on their lives hence the need for urgent solutions.
The Church has a role to play in making our community better by empowering the persons living with disabilities, both economically and spiritually.
Vision: A spiritually nurtured and empowered disability ministry.
Mission: To preach, teach, heal, spiritually nurture, and care for humanity and exercise social responsibility in fulfillment of the great commission (Matthew 28:19)
Ministry Core Values
- Respect for all