Gods Heart for Children – Hamisi Shares his Story

I was born into a Muslim family. At that time my dad was working with the Tanzanian military, spending much of his time in the barracks. I grew up in the wonderful environment of my beloved mother. She was a great inspiration to me. One day when I was 17 years old a group of Christian believers came to our village and conducted an open air meeting with singing joyful songs and prayer. It was there that I first heard about Jesus. As a teenager I made a decision there and then and surrendered my life to God. It was at that point that I was deeply impacted and sensed God’s love in a very real and special way. My mother soon became a believer as well. When the Imams heart this, they threatened us on hearing that we had embraced a different faith. But thank God, they did not put their threats into action!

By God’s grace, my mum found work in Eldoret, Kenya which caused us to move from Tanzania. I soon attended a lively church and ministering to children soon became something I loved to do. Soon I got connected with GFI where I got more involved in reaching children to Jesus. When I chose Jesus, I noticed the difference between a child being educated as a Muslim and one educated in the Christian faith. For Muslims, the religious education of their children is very important because they want the children to have a good Muslim foundation. The children receive lessons every day during the week – even during the holidays. The lessons are very strict and time intensive.

One day God showed me in a dream children who were stuck in a swamp calling for help. Since then, I have felt a great burden to reach children with the gospel. It deeply inspires me when I experience how God’s Word changes children’s hearts! I can remember an event in Lodwar, where a child came to me and crying bitterly. He wanted to get right with God and give his life to Jesus! I prayed with him and witnessed over time that God had brought a change into his life. I love working at GFI because they have a passion for the lost, and especially for the lost children. GFI has personally influenced me very much in a positive way. When we evangelize and also when doing preparations at home at the base in Eldoret, we have devotions every morning. I can thus begin my day spiritually strengthened, and thus I have grown very much in my faith. I can also learn how to plan and perform an event well.My vision for the children has grown over time: I would like to create with God’s help a place where the children can play and be equipped with the word of God. So even more children could be reached with the love of God. I pray that God will help me achieve this vision.