‘Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.’ (2 Timothy 2:15) This has been our prayer and passionate endeavour.
The theme of this August’s VBS for both the teenagers and the children was, ‘Who is this Man’- digging deeper in scriptures to understand the identity and the mission of Jesus the Messiah.
It was time well spent, having our noses in chapters 1 and 2 of Mark’s Gospel. We were reminded that Jesus is not simply a Messiah that came to usher in an era of prestige, comfort, peace and prosperity. But rather, one that came to suffer many things, be rejected, killed and rise again that all who look onto him in faith may be saved.
Praise God for the opportunity to do this VBS at ACK St. Peter’s Cathedral, at ACK Waso, and also at Full Gospel Church Marsabit.
I was invited to do two talks during a youth seminar at ACK St. Peter’s Sagante. One talk was on youth and work and the other one was on Christian leadership.
It was a good reminder that Christian leadership is all about service. In fact, the Apostle Peter calls us (Christian leaders) to commit ourselves to shepherding God’s flock that has been entrusted to our care. We are to watch over the flock not because we must, but because we are willing (1 Peter 5:2-3).
As an effort to raise faithful disciple makers across the diocese, we traveled to Kargi and Ngaramara to train young people on how to read and preach Christ from any passage of the Bible - seeing Christ in all the Scriptures.
I suppose that this is the sole purpose of scriptures, to display Christ for us that we may know him and be drawn to him so that in him and through him we may fellowship with God the Father. Thus, scriptures work to open our blind eyes, break and soften our hard hearts, drive away ignorance and foolishness and by God’s grace make us wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
We are busy making and availing bible study materials to be deployed across the diocese. We have finished Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and we are now almost done with John’s three letters.
At St. Peter’s Cathedral - Marsabit, the youth meet every Monday evening for bible studies. Praise God for the growth both in numbers and in knowledge of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. We are currently studying Ephesians.
Imarika has now been devolved to the archdeaconry level. This means that, come December, we shall be having three iMarika conferences as follows:
The running conviction for the iMarika conferences remains to be ‘Steadfast 24/7’ and the theme for this year’s conference is ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel’ (Romans 1:16).
The burden of raising the monies needed to cater for the accommodation, food and other related costs for running all the three conferences heavily falls on me. Please pray that the Lord will provide. Perhaps you could consider giving towards this, as the Lord enables you (do write back if you’d like to have a look at the actual budget).
As you might be aware, Patrick’s one year of serving with us came to an end last month. We are delighted to receive Charles Nderitu as the new apprentice who will be serving with us for the next one year. Please pray that he settles well and that the coming year will be a time of fruitful service and walking with the Lord.
It would be a joy to hear from you and know how best to pray with you.
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