“I have been struggling with many chains: peer pressure, self-esteem…and all the struggles of a teenager,” one young lady wrote. More than 1,000 students board at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret, Kenya. As Tom Malande and the Family Impact team discovered, the challenges facing teens abound here as they do anywhere.
Invited to present a weekend event for the students, Tom prepared a schedule of activities around the theme of “Obedience for Well-being.” Speakers addressed topics like relationships, sexuality, biblical truth, and obedience in the school setting.
Many students responded with commitments to sexual purity, intentions to join the Christian student union, requests for more information about HIV/AIDS and other issues, and requests for prayer.
A survey of student opinions about life as a teenager in school brought to light a number of issues that Tom and his team will work with the school to address.
The team prayed for more than 700 students during the weekend, and received many letters sharing the impact of the event.
Family Impact highlights the value of family and faithful living. Through their local partnerships, they are seeing churches, communities, and students in Kenya challenged to invest in quality relationships. Read about Family Impact’s birth center project on our blog.