Tuesday, 28 September 2010

SEVERAL ACTIVITIES (Y) - 2 - Uhuru Highway Lutheran Cathedral


Five baptisms were celebrated on 22nd August 2010: Ashlee Njeri, born on 16th April 2010, to Henry and to Irene Davor.
Faith Atieno Otieno, born on 18th October 2007 and Fidel Otieno Wasega, born on 26th February 2010, to Peter Otieno Wasega and Dorine Amisi Otieno.

Jedric Zedpeter Onsoti, born on 26th May 2010, to Jared Onsoti Rangeria and to Dyphna Nyanbuko Bisera. He has a brother: Cedric Sure Onsoti
Trizah Kwamboka Moenga, born on 21st April 2010, to Job Moenga Mogeni and Damaris Nyatichi Machabe

Florence Nightingale Ombogo confirmed her faith publically on 11th July. She is married to Pauli.
Rev. Isaiah Obare went back to the USA to continue his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary - CTS, Fort Wayne, IN. His wife Caroline Awino and their two children Rehema and Ralph remain in Kenya.
Rev. John Halakhe, ELCK General Secretary, got also a scholarship to study in CTS - Fort Wayne. His wife Jane Dalo Galgallo and their son Daniel Halakhe Halkano remain in Kenya as well.
A special Farewell and Godspeed service was held for both Rev. Obare and Rev. Halakhe on 29th August. Mr. John Michoro, ELCK Treasurer, spoke on behalf of the UHLC and the ELCK.

ANGAZA Choir launched their DVD on 19th September.
They sang during both services (English and Swahili).
The DVD is available at the church office. It’s a good record of Christian music and a good gift to be given to friends. Do you have your copy?
Lutheran Communion in Central and Eastern Africa - LUCCEA –held a Seminar on Poverty and Gender and the Involvement of the Church, and held also a General Assembly from 1 to 7 September in Nairobi. Mr Muloko Kongolo is the Administrative Secretary of LUCCEA. (The other sub-regions are: LCSA- Southern Africa, and LUCWA – Western Africa). LUCCEA has a membership of over 13,000,000 Lutherans from Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, the Sudan, Madagascar, Eritrea, Uganda and Ethiopia. Some of the participants came to the UHLC Service on 5th September and they introduced themselves:
From the EECMY – Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus - Ethiopia
Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idosa Negeri, President of the EECMY and also President of LUCCEA…
…Mr. Tessma Hirbaye Webilo - Development and Social Services Commission …
…Mr. Teshome Amenu W/Semiat – Dean of Theology at Mekane Yesu Seminary…
… Mrs. Tadelech Loha – Women’s Ministry Coordinator, and…
…Mr. Danile Lallissa Gemechis – Youth Coordinator.
From the LCMU – Uganda:
Mr. Noah Isanga – President
From the LCS – the Sudan:
Rev. Matta Butrus Kumi – General Secretary
From de LCR – Rwanda:
Bishop George Wilson Kaliisa – Presiding Bishop, and …
…Rev. David Ntidendeza – Youth Coordinator
From the ELCCo – Democratic Republic of Congo
Bishop René Mwamba Sumaili – Presiding Bishop
From the ELCT – Tanzania:
Rev. Anza A. Lema – Youth Coordinator
From the ELCE – Eritrea:
Rev. Yosief Araya – President, and…
...Mrs. Dr. Senait Bahta – Women’s Work Chairperson
From the ELCK – Kenya:
Mrs. Pamela Oyieyo – LWF Council Member
From the LWF – Lutheran Word Federation:
Rev. Dr. Musa Panti Filibus – LWF DMD Director

From the LUCCWA – West Africa :
Mr. Jean Claude Hamadjam – Administrative Secretary
Meeting Recorder:
Ev. Sylvester Opiyo (ELCK)
After the service, the group poses for a photo with other visitors.
Nuru Media Ministry – (The Lutheran Hour – Kenya) – held a Children Camp at Kawanguare Lutheran Church from 2 to 4 September.
Around 200 children came together: From the congregation, from the HHOCC Feeding program, from the neighborhood. The teachers taught them about the Gospel and entertained them as well.
Some mamas prepared the food:
Beans with rice.
The children were divided in five teams and they had competitions among them.
The children love to see the pictures in the camera!
My brother Oscar Winterle and his wife Regina visited us from 26th August to 15th September. It was so good to have them with us!
We visited Spring of Life Lutheran Church in Kibera. The church’s facilities and part of the church were burn down during the post-election violence in Kenya in January 2008. The church still needs to be remodeled, but some things have already been done:
The altar, the internal walls and the floor were painted and a new cross was put on the altar wall.
But the Medical Clinic has not been rebuilt yet…
… and the roof of the church is still waiting for a better remodeling.
Oscar and Regina loved the children in Kibera and…
… in Kawangware.
They also introduced themselves at UHLC services…
… were they attended the services twice.
They also visited several wildlife parks in Kenya and went back home excited with these very different experiences in their lives.
Catherine Wangari and her two boys Mark and Eugene. Catherine is the Eats Africa Volunteer Coordinator and “the right hand” of the LCMS World Mission office in Karen, Nairobi. Mark is studying in Concordia, MO, USA and was in vacation at home
Malachi Akoroda, visitor from Nigeria.
Ghebrejesus Ghebrelul and Mrs. Smret Zere, from Etritrea, now members at UHLC again (They were living in Nairobi some years ago).
Aries Mosaso, Choco A. Peña and Geralyn Piliin, visitors from the Philippines.
Rosmary and Helen, visitors from Sweden.
Gunnar Lundstrom, visitor from Sweden. His father, Rev. Martin Lundstrom, former missionary in Kenya, bought the property at Uhuru Highway in l963, where the Cathedral and the Luther Plaza were built.
Eliki Bosonga Louis, visitor from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ray and Flora Tacquard from Trinity Lutheran Church in Klein, Texas. They came to work with the ELCK to find locations in the Maasai area for future eye clinics. Theirteams have been coming twice a year to do this for two years now.
Maureen (right), visitor from Namibia. She was welcomed by the Namibian students studying at Nairobi University, members of UHLC. In the picture, one of them: Helvi(left).
Peter Rimmele, from Germany, working now in Rwanda, was brought by his friends, Christian and Marlene Roschmann, members at UHLC.
Bishop Dr. Peter L. Mwamasika, from Dodoma Diocese, ELC Tanzania.
Anders Lilleheim and his wife is Linda , from Norway, Director of Scripture Mission in Karen, Nairobi.
Tracy Beedy, from Lilongwe, Malawi.
Aichi Kitaly, from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

We are happy to share these Several Activities with you. Pray for God’s work in Kenya and around the world and pray for us as well. Pastor Carlos Walter and Lídia Winterle.

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