Thursday, 21 January 2010


December 20th: 13 youth were confirmed at Uhuru Highway Lutheran Cathedral. They are:
1. Dalphine Mokeira Mokaya
2. Omae Violet Bosibori
3. Allan Minja Isaya
4. Immanuel Onunda Mouti
5. Ivy Mouti Kemunto
6. Hadelite Isaac Kwamboka
7. Emmanuel Ongweso Orutwa
8. Andrew Kiboma Onyingwa
9. Victor Oyaro Nyambati
10. Ingrid Mouti Moraa
11. Diana Moraa Nyaata
12. Amaziah Hekara Mokaya
13.Cedrick Asimba Gitora
They confessed their faith in front of the congregation with the words of the Apostle’s Creed.

– One by one they kneeled and received the blessing.

Pastor Omodhi and Evangelist Sylvester assisted Pastor Carlos at the ceremony. The group had been prepared by Ev. Sylvester. (Some people of the group went to their home congregation to be confirmed there.)

This was the first time that all of them received the Holy Communion.

“That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." – Romans 10:9-11

Victor Oyaro Nyambati and his sister Hadelite Isaac Kwamboka, with their family.

Omae Violet Bosibori and her family.

Amaziah Hekara Mokaya and his sister Dalphine Mokeira Mokaya with their family.

Andrew Kiboma Onyingwa and his family
Allan Minja Isaya and his family.

Diana Moraa Nyaata and her family

Emmanuel Ongweso Orutwa and his family

Immanuel Onunda Mouti and his sisters Ivy Mouti Kemunto and Ingrid Mouti Moraa with their families.

Uhuru Highway Lutheran Cathedral celebrated Christmas Eve with a joint Service English/Swahili at 05:30pm. The Christmas Story was read in both languages, mixed with Christmas Carols.

The Balint family sang some songs in Hungarian and the English Choir and the organist performed many songs.

All the liturgy, the lessons, the songs and the prayers were projected in a Power Point Presentation: When a lesson was read in English, the text in the screen was in Swahili, and vice-versa.

On Christmas Day, the same system of PPP was used in a joint Service as well.

Maryanne MMbone Vodongo was baptized that day.

– The proud parents George Kiluma Vodongo and Maureen Kawira with Maryanne.
- On New Year’s Day, another joint service was celebrated at 10:00 am. The sermon was translated in all joint Services.

– Pastor James Otete, the first President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya, preached at the Cathedral on 22nd November as part of our Stewardship program. (Sorry for the delay of this news.)

“Welcome = Karibuni” and “For You” was written in the Advent Wreath at the entrance of our house to welcome the visitors.

We ornamented a little “African” Christmas Tree. – Some friends invited us to spend the Christmas Eve at their house, and other friends invited us for lunch on Christmas Day. Thank you, friends!

We decided to spend New Year’s Eve at our home, connected with our children through the internet. – A special internet system allowed us to see each other and to talk at the same time: Léo and Carol in Germany; Tatiana, Dickson and little Henrique + Paulo and Flávia in Brazil; and we both in Kenya. – We thank God for the miracle of the internet!

On 13th of January we celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary with God’s blessings!

1 comment:

Dickson said...

Passar a virada de ano com vocês foi muito especial! Foi mágico! Beijo grande, com saudades,