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8
Aug

Evangelistic Mission to South Coast-Mombasa

   Posted by: william

During famine in the south coast food was a luxury

During famine in the south coast food was a luxury

The mission to South Coast was very challenging indeed, a team of six missioners left Nairobi by bus fully loaded with a film projector, a 2.5kw generator ,pas ,bedings and personal
effects to last 10 days.On arrival ten pastors of various denominational churches led by pastor Stephen Chengo met the group at Mwanguda Baptist Church an agreed venue for the mission.It was already one oclock on the next day having travelled over 600km in the night the team began with a crusade at three oclock that ended at six .At 7.30 pm they showed Jesus film to about 300 people which included some muslims ,120 gave their lives to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour .The following days that followed were dogged with many problems, the generator got spoilt and another one was hired ,however that one also quit after the night film show forcing the team to rent another generator that managed to complete the miission.Accommodation was on adirt floor of the church with air camp matresses the team hah carried it was a window and door less structure in average temp of 30c.fOOD Was available only once a day with acomplimentary cup of tea any time of the day when water was available The lone meal was at midnight. The team was in an area hit by famine and drought thefood was by world food pgm, the nearest water point was 20km. After ten days the team narrowly escaped death along Mombasa-Nairobi Highway at night when the lights of the bus went off suddenly at high speed at a corner. The calling upon the name of Jesus is what saved the situation by the mission team The driver used moonlihght to stop the bus.All this happened from 29/3/09 to9/4/09. 674 persons gave their lives to Jesus as Lord and Saviour. The next mission will be next year in Sept.

16
Dec

PASTOR’S HOUSE; Rev. William & Grace Eyika

   Posted by: william

construction site

construction site

Most African pastors retire without pension and a house to live in. In majority of Baptist Churches in East Africa it is most common. For this reason Greater Harvest Trust in Melbourne and Maitland Baptist Church chose to help Rev. William and Grace who have worked in the slums of Dagoretti and Kibera to put up a decent house in the outskirts of Nairobi. A couple of friends from Sydney have also contributed personally. The house is expected to double up as a motel specifically for overseas youth who come as volunteers to work on Christian projects in Kenya. It is ideally situated near the main airport (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport). It has reached a critical phase (halfway) and needs a concrete slab, roof, windows, doors and utilities. It is our appeal to request for financial support on this lifetime project. The house in which we are right now is very small and doubles up as a guest wing for overseas visitors and on rentals per month. Having lived in it for 20 years, it is time for change. May God bless your giving as you assist to raise at least AUD 25,000 to finish the house in 2009.

To seek further details or to contact us for any reason, please click on the Contact Us link above.

29
Nov

GOD’S SAFETY DURING POST ELECTION VIOLENCE

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kibera slum

kibera slum

We have finally come to the end of the year 2008 in Kenya. The hand of the Lord has been upon us all this time. All of us remember the post election violence which affected Kenya. Dagoretti Corner slums and Nairobi at large was affected gravely. Armed groups of youth paraded the streets, major roads and the slums for several days; we were marooned in the house. From time to time we would hear gunshots or smell teargas;p there was insecurity everywhere. We had 10 extra people in the house. Businessmen in Dagoretti Corner hired the same armed youths numbering about 250 at a cost of 200/= each per day to guard the area. This worked perfectly well and later the police reinforced them. There were two enemy forces, mungiki from the West and Luo youths from Kibera slums from the East. Early in the week of post election the Luos made a spirited attempt to over run Dagoretti Corner but were stopped by the hired youth group of Dagoretti Corner backed by police at Kenya Science College i.e. 1 km away on Ngong road. The mungikigroup attempted to invade from the West the next day but were stopped at Kawangware market. All this was God’s protection, “No weapon fashioned against us shall ever prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). Shortly after these encounters police and military friends advised us to leave Nairobi for our own safety. Subsequently we left for Malindi on 29/01/08 in a convoy of 3 vehicles; 7 ton lorry and 2 vehicles. We were twenty five in total.

Thanks for your prayers and financial support this was possible due to your generous financial contribution and sincere prayers to our God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Special appreciation goes to the following and others; Tear Fund Australia, Syndal Baptist Church, Allan and Catherine Morrison, The Greater Harvest Trust, John Gibbs, Jennifer Gijsbers, Sarah Lee, Rev. Ian Stanfield, Mark Cross, Maitland Baptist Church, Mike and Liz Saccombe, Church of Christ Orange Australia, Bega Valley Christians, Ernie and Judy Geering, Paul Fellowes and Susie Buckley, Kevin and Nancy Harper, Mustard Seed Africa, Simon East, Janine Kemp, Rebecca and Matthew Smith, Matthew Fyfield, Lou Wynd, St. Matthews Anglican Church, Sydney, Pamoja Child Trust, Brian and Dell Thompson, Chris and Berry, Peter Gitau and Catherine Saccombe, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Oakleigh, Milton Addulah Baptist Church Janine, Geoff Quinn and all well-wishers who assisted in spreadin the Loveof God to the need through the Church.

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