Ann Karimi

Most students joining colleges in Kenya were raised going to church but lack a proper understanding of the basics of the faith and, consequently, a personal relationship with Christ. Though they identify as Christians, the troubles of the world seem to weigh them down—either identity, poverty, or even fear.

I grew up going to church, but I came to really understand what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus in my first year at the university. During my last year on campus, I wanted to share my faith with others, but I had low self-esteem. I learned about Navigators Kenya through a family member, and I was interested in joining a STEM (short-term experience in ministry) program to grow in my walk with the Lord. As I spent time in scripture and prayer, and with the help of my supervisor Ruth and Cornelius Muatha, the Lord has helped me find my identity in him by fixing my eyes on him. I have grown in confidence, commitment to the Lord and his work, character, and competence in advancing the gospel.

The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, and festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:1-3 NLT

This scripture describes my two years in STEM. I have experienced the ministry of Jesus of restoration, with him bestowing on me a crown of beauty instead of ashes.

I am on DMLT training in Embu (this is a training that equips those who go through it to be disciple makers and leader laborers wherever God has placed them). I hope to see young women grow in their walk with the Lord, understanding the gospel, and having confidence that flows from this relationship. “They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations.” Isaiah 61:4.

As I walk with the Lord, I look forward to continuing to be part of his work by helping other people who are experiencing brokenness to experience Christ’s ministry of restoration.



Account name : Navigators Kenya
Account number: 6427530054
Bank name : NCBA
Address: P.O Box 47300-00100, Nairobi
Branch: Wabera
Branch Code: 07000


Account name: Navigators Kenya
Account number: 6427530049
Bank name: NCBA
Address: P.O Box 47300-00100, Nairobi
Branch: Wabera
Branch Code: 07000




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