Thursday, 15 October 2009


Eugene Odhiambo Ochieng was baptized on 30th August 2009.
He was born on 19th July 2009 to Ben Ochieng Akuku and to Faith Kavinde Ochieng, and has a sister Quisley Rey Ochieng. (Pastoral staff at the home visit)

Ziva Mor Kaundi was also baptized on 30th August 2009.
She was born on 24th May 2009 to Kenneth Kaunda and to Magiri Elizabeth Njatha. (Pastoral Staff at the home visit.)

Both mothers were very happy that their children were accepted into Jesus’ Kingdom through the Sacrament of the Holy Baptism.

The Pastoral staff visited Magnus and Anna Dahlbacka as well. They are Finnish missionaries working as translators in Maralal, in the north of Kenya. They have two children: Isak (2 years old) and Katrina Ongrid Nsinya, born on 21st August 2009. Ana wrote me: “Katrina was baptized yesterday (27th September by Pastor Jan-Erik Sandström) with about 20 adults and 30 children from three congregations around Maralal. The church was full and they had to put in more benches to sit on. The service started a bit after 11 am (it was supposed to start at 10 and until 11 the people were singing worship songs with traditional music) and at 3:20 pm we walked out singing the final song. Then we had lunch, so we left at 4:30. It was a long but good day with celebration both here and in heaven!” – Praise the LORD!

Elder Nyaribo’s family was visited by the Pastoral staff and some Elders as his mother-in-law passed away: - Jason Miyogo Nyaribo, Milkah Bwari Miyogo and children: Everlyne Nyanchama, Lydia Kwamboka, Lameck Getange and Collins Ateya Miyogo.

Major Chuchu’s family was visited as their son Henry went to the Military Academy
and we offered prayers and led a devotion about Psalm 91. - From left to right:Rehema, Major Churchu, Henry, Mrs. Christine, Gunnel, Lídia and Linah.
Representatives of the Lutheran Word Federation – LWF – and other visitors worshiped at the Cathedral on August 9th: 1. Speaking holding the microphone is Rev. Dr. Veikko Munyika, LWF-DMD Coordinator for HIV and AIDS. - 2. On his left is Rev. Asfaha Mehari, President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea . - 3. On his immediate right is Rev. Dereje Jemberu, Vice President of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. - 4. On his far right is Rev. Masresha Chufa, lecturer at the EECMY Seminary.

Close to Rev. Asfaha Mehari is Mrs. Teberh Andemicael, ELC Eritrea National Women's Chairperson. (Names given by Mr. Muloko Kongolo, LUCCEA Secretary)

LCMS agricultural missionaries Delano and Linda Meyer, serving in Sierra Leone and neighboring countries in West Africa, visited Ethiopia with Rev. Claude & Rhoda, and worshiped with us on August 15th.
Pete Pollock, from California, USA, visited UHLC, Kibera and Kawangware on July 29th, and he and his team organized a Medical Clinic in Kibera on August 1st.
Eric Gates, Lutheran Hour Ministries / Area Counselor for Africa, visited the Local NURU Media Ministry office, and also Kibera on September (15th-23rd). He was supposed to go for a meeting in India, but he became sick in Nairobi and was admitted to Nairobi Hospital. By God’s grace he recovered fast and was able to go back home.

A group of Maasais worshiped at the Cathedral on August 16th.

They sang their traditional songs at the service…

… and danced also in the Cathedral’s hall after the service.
Nairobi Girls Chorus presented a Concert at the Cathedral on July 18th and 19th. They regularly come to sing at the Service too.
A Women Seminar was holding on July 18th.

They learned how to do batiks – a special African art with fabric.
Look how beautiful is the sheet ready!
The Sunday School Teachers of the Parish have their training every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Dr. Mike Rodewald, LCMS World Mission/Regional Director for Africa and his family visited Nairobi at the end of September. They visited the church and the slum in Kibera also.

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