Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Dear Friends,
The BLOG was ready to be finished when we received the news of our Grandson Martin’s accident and death on November 22nd. It was impossible to work on the BLOG at that sad time, as I wrote to you in the last Mission Newsletter. Lídia and I went to Germany to see our son Léo, Martin’s father, to give strength to each other and to look together for comfort in the Word of God. We came back to Nairobi on December 3rd.
We are still mourning and God is giving us strength and power to support us in such a big sorrow. - We are back with a new postage about SEVERAL ACTIVITIES at the Uhuru Highway Lutheran Cathedral and in Kenya. I add some recent activities that happened in December. Follow us and pray for us. Thank you for your support and your love.
Pastor Carlos Walter & Lídia Winterle


MRS. JEAN OCHICH and little Byron were visited by the Pastoral Staff. Dr. George Ochich was abroad and the children Lisa, Evans and Robin were at school. Deaconess Mary and Janneth joined Pastor Carlos in this visit.

Byron George Young Ochich was born on August 8th and received the Sacrament of the Holy baptism at the family’s home church on November 1st.
Ebenezer MeryBel and his wife Prabula Ebenezer + the children Shery and Shion Chrisbell were visited by Pastor Omodhi and Pastor Carlos on their 13th wedding anniversary
Jacob Okeche, Eunice Akikyi Odhiambo and the little Fabian Martin Okeche were visited by the Pastoral staff in preparation for Fabian’s baptism. Jacob’s brother and a cousin spent the lunch time with us too.

Fabian was baptized at the Cathedral on 8th November.

Dr. Jared Ongechi Mecha, Beatrice Chepng’eno Mutai Mecha and the little
Daniel Mecha Ongechi were visited by the Pastoral Staff in preparation for
Daniel’s baptism.

Daniel was baptized at the Cathedral on 15th November, and both grandmothers
were present, with the godparents, aunts and friends.

Bishop Walter Obare led the service and preached at the Cathedral on 15th
November, being also the Celebrant.

After the Service, the four pastors greeted the people: Pastor Isaiah, Pastor Omodhi, Bishop Obare, Pastor Carlos.

He also blessed little Daniel, who had been baptized that day.

A Norwegian Youth Group visited the Cathedral on November 1st. They will stay for several weeks in Kenya, working in the mission field through Scripture Mission. God bless them all!

NURU Lutheran Media Ministry (The Lutheran Hour) Drama Team performed at the Cathedral on November 1st. This was the first presentation of that team. Their goal is to share the Gospel through drama in schools, prisons, hospitals and other places.

“Stewardship” was the theme of several services in October and November, according to the Gospels of the Sundays (See the last Mission Newsletter). Pastor Carlos prepared a Power Point presentation to illustrate the Biblical Teachings and preached twice in the Swahili Service too (with translation by Pr. Omodhi and by Mr. Oscar).

Dr. Mike Kosky, WMPL Africa Program Coordinator, (World Mission Prayer League) had a meeting with Heart to Heart Orphans Children Center on November 9th to share experiences about both entities. Julia (on the right) is a WMPL missionary serving directly HHOCC.

A Maasai Singers Group from Kumpa, Kajiado, were at our Service on 6th December.
– The little Maasai was well dressed as well!

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