Thursday, 3 July 2008

SEVERAL ACTIVITIES (J) - 7 - HARAMBEE KIBERA

“Spring of Life – Kibera” had a special Thanksgiving and Harambee (Fund Raising) Celebration on June 14th for the rebuilding of the burnt church. Bishop Walter Obare led the service, together with Pastor Carlos, Pastor Omodhi and Pastor Dennis.
Pastor Dennis Meeker was the preacher and Pastor Enos Omodhi translated to Swahili.

The choir wore their new uniform.

The Conquerors sang praises

Bishop Obare blessed all the people who attended the Service.

After the service, people gathered outside the church for the Harambee.

Pastor Dennis opened the event, greeting all participants.

After the official opening, the Conquerors presented some songs.

The Conquerors were using their new Sound Equipment.

People were willing to bring their offerings, and many brought them several times to the main table.

Ev. Francis and Martha, who lost most of their goats during the post-election violence, brought one goat as a special offering; it was sold and the money was part of the offerings. - Ksh 324,090.00 was raised on that day. Much more is necessary, but this was a good beginning.

Father Moses, from the Coptic Orthodox Church, was there too and addressed a nice message to all participants during the Harambee.

On the cover of the brochure (Program for the Day) was the picture of the burnt Bible found in the ashes with the Text: “IF IT HAD NOT BEEN THE LORD WHO WAS ON OUR SIDE,” – LET ISRAEL NOW SAY – “IF IT HAD NOT BEEN THE LORD WHO WAS ON OUR SIDE WHEN MEN ROSE UP AGAINST US, THEN THEY WOULD HAVE SWALLOWED US ALIVE, WHEN THEIR WRATH WAS KINDLED AGAINST US.”
Psalm 124:1-3

1 comment:

Heitor Hugo said...

Fico muito feliz, por saber que está sendo possível, reiniciar praticamente do zero, a missão aí no Quênia.Como sobrinho, fico especialmente orgulhoso, pela missão de meus tios aí em Kibera.Que Deus continue abençoando ricamente, o trabalho de vcs.Um abraço Angel, Dora & Heitor