MEET: “Stella” Namalishi Ngome
is founder and Director of GRABEL Christian School, Kenya. Her Masters
Degree in Christian Education will allow the school to be fully accredited.
has received a full scholarship to continue her studies in the Azusa Pacific
University Master of Divinity program. The government of Kenya has asked
her to lead a project translating the Bible into several tribal dialects upon
Thank You from Grable Pillars School, Kenya
everyone at Covenant Christian School!
The photos included are some of the pupils from Grable Pillars
School, Kenya, in their different
classes and others doing some manual work in the evening before they go back
home. Each class is responsible for the cleaning of their own classroom and any
other added assignments from the teacher on duty.
they have limited resources, they have been trained how to use what they have
and improvise where necessary. This keeps us going day in day out. As you can
see after they come home, they all wear a bright face after having gone through
the challenges of the day with boldness and courage. They are rooted in the
word of God and thus clinging on hope that one day God will come through in
their lives. They live a day at a time and with gratitude in every situation of
are so glad to have received the gift of $500 from the children at Covenant Christian School. This amount will help us get
one room of a pit latrine. We feel it is the most urgent thing we need among
many since the two we currently have are not enough to serve over 250 pupils, especially during
break time. The addition of one will make a big difference! We at the Grable
Pillars family receive this amount with warm hands and promise that we shall
keep you updated on our progress.
and God bless!
I take this opportunity to thank God Almighty for having enabled me to come
this far. Getting a scholarship to study my masters degree was the greatest
miracle I received in 2018. It was an answered prayer from God Almighty. I had
this dream of pursuing my studies but I was not in a position to get that much
money to pay for my studies. I came to the US in 2018.For the time I have
been here, I have learned so much. Most of them is how to manage time. People
in the states are time oriented while in my country we are event oriented. It
took me some time to get used to this but after some time, I came to like it so
much bearing in mind that time wasted can never be recovered and so I have
learned on how to manage my time and it has worked so well with me.
that the culture in my country is very different from here, what shocked me was
that people here are so individualistic compared to my country where we live a
communal life. I could see this individualism so much that it took me time also
to embrace. To be honest I can not say that I am so much used to it but
gradually am trying to come in terms with it.
went on well with my studies until this year when we had to take our classes on
Zoom. I had never had classes online before so at first it did not look good.
We could not physically meet our
professors and even our fellow students. Although we could see and hear one
another but at least something was missing. Anyway we had to go through all
so glad we all made it to the end of our academic year and I was able to
graduate. I have a really passion of having more study in Biblical languages,
that is Greek and Hebrew. I am trusting God to get into an intense one
year program of studying these languages. These will help me get to teach
the languages in seminaries when I get back home.
sincere thanks goes to my Covenant family for having allowed me to be part of
you for all the time I stayed in Orange County. Thanks for your love, prayers
and support I got from you. Always, I will cherish you and you will always have
a special place in my heart. I may not be able to mention all but may God in
secret bless you all. Amen