Children at a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya in the Kakuma Refugee Camp, in rural northwestern Kenya, “Sang, danced, recited Scripture and presented a dialogue with energy and conviction that astonished us,” wrote LCMS missionary Rev. Shauen Trump. Trump and members of a short-term mission team from New Hope Missions Lutheran Church in Mooresville, N.C. visited this congregation, along with three others in the refugee camp, in September 2011.

Watch the video to hear these children sharing their faith as they proclaim, “We are the young soldiers of Jesus Christ that will move the church forward into the battle of tomorrow. Yes, we are bishops, pastors, evangelists of tomorrow. But without some foundation, we cannot hope to go on…We must be sure we are in the Lord, the One Foundation…Remember we are marching through the world with the cross of Jesus Christ!”

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