They were making a good life for their five children. But Frank realized he was being called to join God in His work in Kenya in a different way.
“The Lord visited me,” explains Frank. “He told me, ‘this is what I want you to do.’
“I understood that we can change poverty in Africa through entrepreneurship. And I knew that I was being called to serve, not as a pastor but as a businessman.
“… I knew… that I knew… that I knew.
“Now I understood that God was telling me that I am supposed to leave everything. But I asked God, ‘if I follow this path, Lord, how will I take care of my children’s medical insurance?’ And He answered me, saying, ‘Frank, I’ve got this.’
“And that is where the story of Nehemiah Project Kenya begins.”
God’s transformational call to Frank was soon reinforced by a long-distance call from Patrice Tsague. “When the head of Nehemiah Project International called me,” said Frank, “I knew exactly what I was supposed to do next.”
Frank and Grace initially founded a business to target the problem of stunted growth in Kenyan children, a condition that is often linked to a lack of nutrition and poor sanitation. Their company manufactured food products based on pumpkins, a popular and nutritious first-food choice for babies and toddlers.
Frank’s business plan, which was developed as he took the Biblical Entrepreneurship course online, brought him and Grace to the United States to compete in the Nehemiah International Business Plan Competition 2018. They were honored as the First Runner Up in the award ceremonies held that year in Orlando, Florida. From there, their life moved quickly.
Frank and Grace launched their nutritional business. Recognizing the impact the Biblical Entrepreneurship training had made in his life, Frank used the competition cash prize to purchase a Nehemiah Project Entrepreneurship License. He committed to becoming Certified as a Biblical Entrepreneurship Trainer and Coach to reopen the Biblical Entrepreneurship program in Kenya. Although there had previously been a Nehemiah Project Kenya office, it had closed several years earlier when the licensee accepted an opportunity in his native country; Rwanda.
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Over the past two years, as a Certified Biblical Entrepreneurship Trainer and Coach, Frank has grown his team to include three full-time employees including himself, Four Certified trainers and two certified coaches. He has now closed his main business and devotes his full-time attention to running Nehemiah Project Kenya and the E-Community Center Nairobi. To date, they have launched 12 classes, teaching roughly 100 students. Sixty-five of their students have completed the coursework with completed business plans and have graduated from the program with 10% active in an ongoing coaching program. He now runs the most successful E-Community Center based on revenue and impact.