Monday, 19 November 2007

Several Activities (E) Norwegian Youths

The Norwegian Lutheran Group, after visiting the UHLC on October 21 (English Service) and Oct 28 (Swahili Service), visited the congregation in Kawangware on October 29. Pastor Rune Mjolhus, Scripture Mission Field Director (Norwegian Lutheran Mission), answered my question about the group and their goal in Kenya, as follow: "The group is called TeFT, witch in Norwegian is an abbreviation for “Lit to serve”. They are youth that are here to get a touch of mission, and to see for them selves what it is. Also, this is a form of bible school, so they are trained in bible topics during the whole stay here.

Pictures and names can be found on; their blogs are

After the two first weeks here in Nairobi, they have now left to Kapenguria in NWD. They will be based there for 6 weeks, getting to see and learn about the work out in the fields. They will return here for Christmas Holidays, and then go east to Voi for some weeks also visiting and observing the Muslim ministries there.

All-in all, they will be here for some 5 months, but will during the Christmas break go to Tanzania to get to see the Scripture Mission work in Arusha as well."

More or less 100 people were gathered this day in Kawangware and the group spend all the day in activities with them: children, orphans, street boys, HIV/AIDS infected ladies, congregants.

On October 31, Reformation Day, the group visited the congregation 'Spring of Life", Kibera, where pastor Dennis Meeker lead the Matins and a message. Leader Emmanuel Mungami talked about the outreach program of the congregation and about ABLAZE, remembering that this day was the 490 anniversary of the Reformation; and the goal is to reach 100 millions unreached people by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation - a joint effort of the Lutheran Churches in partnership with the LCMS.

The group heard several testimonies in Kibera: Youths, children, HIV/AIDS infected and had opportunity to interact with these people.

The leader of the group, Coordinator Ole Johan Klipesund, and Rev. Dennis Meeker, pastor at 'Spring of Life", Kibera.

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