Impact Kenya-PACE also supports a wide variety of community development projects in Nyahururu District in central Kenya, working in partnership with pastors and indigenous leaders to serve orphans, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), street children, widows, single mothers, and neglected seniors.
Education continues to be the primary focus and cornerstone of PACE Ministries as we believe it is the best way to truly break the cycle of poverty. We offer affordable, integrated, subsidized education to over 400 needy children from nursery school through to high school graduation and beyond. Many of the 42 tribes in Kenya are reflected in the student body, as well as children from many of the twelve countries making up the Great Lakes region of East Africa.
PACE operates the Pan African School of Theology (PAST), which is an accredited, degree-granting Bible school for pastors who want to improve their education and expand their ministry. Due to the difficulty many pastors experience in coming to study at the main PAST campus located at PACE Ministries, PAST has opened up five local centers throughout Kenya with plans to open five more in the next couple of years and expand into neighboring countries. During the two years the pastors study at PAST, they are also trained in vocational skills that allow them to supplement their family incomes while attending school.
Food & Health Care
Impact Kenya-PACE offers a number of feeding programs to provide nutritious food to youngest and oldest members of the community, who are also the most vulnerable. These two groups, as well as students attending the PACE schools, also receive annual health check-ups and help with other medical needs like glasses and dental care.
For the past several years, Pastor Wachira has hosted an annual African leadership summit, where African leaders from throughout East, South, and West Africa are invited and encouraged to travel to Nyahururu to participate. During this week-long summit, participants deal with issues that affect their lives – in the church, in their region and countries, in their families, and with their spouses – that most do not feel free or safe to discuss in their own communities. The participants also tour the various PACE sites and projects and spend time with local pastors in the hopes that they can introduce some of the ideas at home.