About John Lokeno
It’s the rainy season, and the mountains near Alale, Kenya, are lush and green. Cows, sheep, and goats graze on the slopes that thousands of people call home. Those animals and crops from the farms are being recognized as an opportunity. In the past, community development programs relied on outside resources. Now, however, a new Bible study, along with a church and community mobilization process, is teaching the community to recognize and use available resources. Individuals and churches are envisioning the impact they want to have as salt and light in their communities, and pursuing those visions with their own resources to make positive change.
John Lokeno coordinates the church and community mobilization process in partnership with the Africa Inland Church and its 24 churches in the area. The process builds on resources the community already has and encourages them to develop new skills and expertise.