Al and Missy Terry of Santa Rosa Beach were called by God to go into the mission field and, after several years of prayer and leading by the Holy Spirit, in 2013 they took their twin 15-year-old daughters and moved to Nakuru, Kenya. That outreach, Destiny Worship Center Kenya, is now Hakima Ministries, with Al and Missy and their son Nathan.
Hakima is an Arabic word meaning wisdom, but it is more than just a word. It is a phrase that is translated as “the journey of a pure heart.”
Lives are being changed through the church pastored by the Terrys at Delamere Estates on the Soysambu, and assistance with school fees helps children get an education. There are also many age appropriate groups for children where they receive Biblical teachings, enjoy games and singing, and have lunch and snacks.
“God has given us a vision that is much bigger than us,” said Al Terry. “We are very excited about what God is doing, and what he is about to do here in Kenya.”
Movies are also a big part of the Terrys' evangelism and discipleship. "The Jesus Film," a movie about the life of Jesus Christ, is one that Hakima shows many times since it is in many of the tribal languages as well as the national language.
“We love going anywhere and showing the film, as well as 'Passion of the Christ,' ” said Al Terry. “It gives us the opportunity to go door to door with local pastors and do evangelism.”
To be part of a mission team, an intern or just visit, visit hakimaministries.org/ or Hakima Ministries on Facebook. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-850-200-3399.