Tuesday, 8 January 2008

KENYA IS CRYING... (6) Kibera

Pastor Dennis Meeker and his wife Deaconess Lorna. He gave his testemony when he shared the pictures he took early in the morning the day after the church was burnt:

"Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

In the midst of turmoil caused by the Presidential election I wish to inform you that Springs of Life Lutheran Church and Medical Clinic has suffered severe damage as rioters looted everything and then set it on fire. Our nursery school has also been looted and burned. It happened in the early afternoon 3rd of January. Please continue to pray for us. We thank God our faith is not in material possessions.Our faith will stand firm and we pray God's intervention for the sake of Kenya. Jesus said: “I will never leave you or forsake you” Lorna and I are fine in the midst of much sorrow. We live away from the high tension zone and communicate by phone to our people in the area. We rejoice in the fact that faith does not burn and the church is never destroyed.Yours in Christ,Rev. Dennis Meeker"
A MIRACLE: The banner survive!!! (Pastor Dennis with the banner) This means: The church should go on in her mission: PREACH THE GOOD NEWS TO ALL PEOPLE!

A table was used as altar at the Service on January 6th, inside the burnt church.
Scripture Mission donated new hymnals and Bibles, so that people could worship on Sunday. The old one, as the Sunday School material, church register books, all was burnt or looted. The chalice was looted too (they just had received it as a donation!).

After the Service, people gathered outside the church in a big circle and all greet one another.


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