The mission of East Africa Zarephath Ministry is twofold: to extend the love of Christ to the poor by caring for widows and orphans and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nation of Kenya and beyond.
Onesmus Mwanzia and his wife, Esther, have been called by the Lord to do much of this work in Kenya. Esther oversees the orphan program, which currently cares for over 100 orphan children and their families. Onesmus has been called as an evangelist and preaches the gospel throughout East Africa, with signs and wonders accompanying his preaching. He has also been connected to over 150 fellowships throughout East Africa. These fellowships look to Onesmus as a spiritual father with a gifting to help to strengthen and grow these churches.
Through a sovereign work of God, Perry Smith was connected to Esther and Onesmus in 2008. It was through this encounter that the Lord called Perry to start EAZM in order to support Onesmus and Esther and the Lord’s vision for Kenya. (Continue to read more about EAZM’s history).