The Background Johann Ludwig Krapf and Johannes Rebmann arrived in Kenya in 1840’s and first established Christianity among the Mijikenda. Christianity is strong in the urban areas of Kenya where the populace can support church workers through tithes and offerings. In the rural areas, there is less financial resource resulting in a poor access to churches and trained church workers. Overview Silent Stones Alliance started about after observing poverty, illiteracy and hopelessness among the people in rural coastal Kenya. We realized that the problem was spiritual in nature and that we could reverse the situation by providing hope through the Word of God. We therefore support the planting of churches in rural Kenya as this is one of the most effective ways of spreading the Word of God. How We Started This background informed the formation of Silent Stones Alliance LLP to increase the spread of Christianity in Kenya. In April 2013, Silent Stones started by operating by depositing and deploying financial resources for the benefit of rural churches. The first activities included purchasing public address equipment for missionaries, bibles for the faithful and new converts including prisoners. What We Do Develop Rural Churches Income generating projectsSupport Church building projectsFree Bible distribution Develop Pastors & Church Workers Provide ScholarshipsAssociations with Bible CollegesIdentifying churches with needs Raising Hope Acknowledge The LORD God AlmightyAccept Jesus Christ as Lord and SaviorProvide basic needs e.g. water, food etc. How We Do It Fund Raising Large donors to specific projectsIndividual donors in support of the goalsLocal and foreign donor lobbying Project Management Project Identification & fundingImplementation & MonitoringAccounting & Evaluation Full Accountability Fund Utilization as IntendedLow Administration Fees for OperationsLowest Cost Procurement Who We Are Our Name Silent Stones Alliance LLP takes its name from Luke 19:40 “I tell you” Jesus replied, “if they (disciples) keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” The Case The approach of the Pharisees signifies resistance, opposition to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As is the case so frequently today. Our Intent We seek to ensure that we keep the “stones silent” by promoting the knowledge and praise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Governance Oversight Board The Founder Partners are the Managing Partners and form the Oversight Board which assumes all executive functions and runs the day-to-day affairs of Silent Stones. Partners The Founder Partners intend to admit other partners in future, in line with broad regions in Kenya who espouse the common purpose, d goals and governance structures of Silent Stones Alliance LLP. Management The Oversight Board intends to appoint a General Project Manager to manage the projects under Silent Stones who shall be directly accountable to the Oversight Board of Silent Stones Alliance LLP. Vision and Mission Vision The most effective Christian faith-based-organization at Capturing Africa for Jesus. Mission To support the spread the Gospel and cater to needs rural and under-privileged Christian communities through highest impact, lowest cost solutions. Values Faith in and Devotion to God Almighty The one and only true and living God, YHWHForgiveness of Sins thru’ the blood of Christ Showing Love & Compassion to Others God’s Love, Mercy, Compassion to mankindCompassion as championed by Jesus Christ Unity with the Community of Believers Inter-denominational Activities and operationsCooperation between Churches in Christ Jesus Stewardship, Integrity & Accountability Scrupulous,transparent and accoutable servicesPeriodic reporting, including accounts, to donors Our Goals Our overarching goal is to spread Christianity in the rural areas by planting churches and supporting newly planted churches. Goal 1 Speed the spread of the Gospel & Christianity in Rural and low-income areas of Kenya. Goal 2 Assist local rural populations to develop hope in and through our Lord Jesus Christ. Goal 3 Provide Project Financiers with Project Management and support services. Achievements Bible Distribution Purchasing, distributing & donating over 1,000 bibles free in various parts of Kenya. Pastor Training Part-sponsored Seven (7) Pastors at Crossroads Bible Institute at Vipingo, North Coast. Public Address Systems Donation of three (3) public address systems (two with portable electrical generating sets)