For more than a decade, Burnt Hickory has partnered with Swahiba Youth Network to minister to the people in the slums of Nairobi. Through the building of a Ministry Center in the heart of the slums, we aim to aid the people of Kenya for years to come. We regularly send teams of varying ages to help spread the gospel and aid those living in utter poverty. From providing food and resources to leading children’s ministry events, we have sought to bring the love of Christ to those who might not experience it any other way.
Bringing the love of Christ to those in poverty.
Kenya Missions Trips
kenya winter break vbs (february 16–24, 2024)
Join us in Kenya as we partner with Peter Abungu and Swahiba Networks to be part of something truly special – a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program! Our mission is to bring hope, love, and faith to the children of Kibera through an unforgettable VBS experience, and we believe your involvement can make a significant impact. By volunteering, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children. We need people who are excited to share the love of Jesus in fun ways through songs, Bible stories, crafts and games.
Join us for an informational meeting November 5 after the 11 am service. Hear from Peter Abungu about the purpose behind this trip and ministry opportunities.
Cost: $650 plus airfare
Contact: Brian Foster ( )
kenya Fall break (September 20-28, 2024)
Join us in Kenya as we partner with Peter Abungu and Swahiba Networks. More information to come. Registration opens November 26, 2023. Price is estimate prior to purchasing airfare.
Cost: $650 plus airfare
Contact: Kimberly Reed ( )
In 2012 Burnt Hickory Student Ministry traveled to Nairobi, Kenya for a mission trip. This was the start of a relationship with Swahiba Youth Networks and Peter Abungu. Since that time the relationship has grown and we have sent 11 missions teams and over 300 individuals to assist in the ministry of Swahiba Youth Networks. Currently there are over 40 teenage girls being sponsored by BHBC members in Kenya. If you would like more information about the ministry in Kenya contact Brian Foster at .
Kenya Ministry Center Building Project
Ten years ago, Burnt Hickory Baptist partnered with Peter Abungu and Swahiba Youth Network to make an impact and minister to people living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Over the years this partnership has grown into a ministry that not only meets the needs of those living in the slums but is a lighthouse for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many lives have been touched, changed, and saved through our efforts.
From providing children’s ministry events, student camps, discipleship and purity programs for teens, feeding thousands of needy families and even hosting Pastor training events our footprint for God in the slums is larger than ever. People are accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior on a weekly basis. Peter and his team are working around the clock to share the gospel with a lost and hurting people.
It’s now time to step up our ministry there in the slums. We will purchase land and begin construction on the Kenya Ministry Center which will include ministry offices, classrooms, and a large 200 seat worship space. As part of this project, our goal is to also plant a church in Kibera where people can come together as the body of Christ to worship and grow. The Kenya Ministry Center will also house the Swahiba Youth Networks offices and provide a place for all the children’s and youth events and programs. It will be a space to train Pastors from all over the Nairobi area as well.
The Kenya Ministry Center will also be available to be rented by other groups and organizations and will allow the ministry to generate income and become more self-sufficient. It will be both salt and light in the community, and further our initiative of reaching the families of Kenya for Christ.
Join us in this effort by donating today. A generous contributor is matching all of our funds, so your gift goes even further right now.