YOUTH MENTORSHIP TRAINING – MAILITISA, KENYA
Isaiah 55:1-2 is an invitation that the Lord gives beginning with the words, “Come everyone who is thirsty – here is water.” We have extended this call to the youth in our community. As they interact with the world and other cultures, added to exposure to social media, many Maasai youth are getting influenced into alcoholism and drug abuse.
The Bible says in Jeremiah 2:13, “My people have committed two sins; They have forsaken me the spring of living water and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” We have seen youth in church turn to things that won’t satisfy them, especially when they are anxious or going through difficult and chaotic situations. We are deliberately reaching out to the youth so that we can mentor them spiritually and empower them with practical life skills so they can be able to make wise choices for this life and eternity.
Figures.1,2,3&4 Youth at Zion Baptist during a three day mentorship program.
Written by Rev. Moses Rianto
FEEDING PROGRAM – ZION BAPTIST, ENG’ABOLI
Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ”. For a long time now, some communities have suffered the effects of drought. We thank God that through the partners of Unite 4 Africa, we were able to walk alongside those who are in need, especially of food. On this day, we gave food to over 300 families. Please pray with us for the rains, as this will change the lives of many Maasai people who depend mainly on livestock for sustainance.
Fig.5,6,7,8 food distribution at Zion Baptist Church
Written by Rev. Moses Rianto
NAMUNYANK BAPTIST CHURCH DEDICATION CEREMONY IN OITTI COMMUNITY
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4 (NIV).
Pastor Joseph Mopel is one of those who have been raised up at Ololepo Baptist Church under the tutelage of Pastor Titus, our U4A Outreach Director. Pastor Joseph has brought great joy to those in church leadership in this region. After being in the Ololepo church for five years, he was sent to start a church under a tree at a place called Namunyak where he has been for three years. Thankfully, the church is no longer meeting under a tree as it was for three years because through the support from U4A, the church now has a beautiful new structure which was officially opened by the Baptist leadership in the region in a service graced by several pastors and the U4A Kenya leadership team.
It is so comforting that the believers in the Namunyak church will no longer be subject to changing weather patterns which at times would disrupt smooth running of church services. The structure now allows Pastor Joseph and his congregants the peace of mind to know they can hold meetings under its shelter any time as they reach out to their community for Christ.
Fig; 1&2, Pastor Titus, Rev Joseph Mpusia launching and dedicating Namunyank Church, and also Pastor Titus, Mary, Josephine and Rev. Maina during the launch.
Fig. 3&4 Pastor Joseph Mopel speaking to the audience and the congregation full of joy during the celebration service.
Written by Rev. Maina Rukenya
KENYA PASTORS TRAINING AND EQUIPPING CONFERENCE.
U4A has continually focused on empowering communities, churches and individuals so that they can empower others.
In the month of October, Kenya leaders organized a Pastors Conference in the southern part of Kenya and requested Dr. Okongo to be the Conference facilitator. Rev. Lazarus Nnko who is the chairperson of interdenominational pastor’s fellowship shared that “women, men and children always get people who speak, coach and train them, but it’s very rare or even not at all do pastors get someone to share with them” We really appreciate U4A partners for their continued love and generosity. You have partnered with us to equip the body of Christ and have been committed to support our effort to reach to the unreached in our different communities.
Not only has U4A walked alongside many leaders and pastors and even supported many of them to plant churches, U4A has also been assisting these pastors to grow physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially too. In the month of September, after the conference we gifted fourteen pastors with new motorcycles that will impact their lives, families and ministries. They are now easily reaching the places where they serve and even generating income by offering riders services to help provide financially for their families. We continue to pray and appreciate U4A partners for their tireless support.
Fig 1,2&3: Leaders and pastors praying and worshiping in the session.
Fig 4,5&6: Pastor Titus and Rev. Kaako dedicating and handing over twelve bikes to some pastors and leaders.
Written by Pastor Titus Musenya.
THIRSTY FOR THE GOSPEL
Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
The gospel is a gift that we freely received from our Lord Jesus Christ. However, taking the gospel to different people and to the unreached communities is costly. Unite 4 Africa leaders have been working diligently to reach many individuals and communities, partnering with different denominations. We held an interdenominational conference at Ilpartimaro Ololepo Community Church which was attended by five thousand people and nine hundred of those who attended gave their lives to Christ. It was expensive to host such a crowd among the Maasai community yet it was possible and made easy, thanks to God and U4A partners.
Fig; 1&2 congregants keenly following the teaching.
Fig; 3&4 both men and women singing and praising God for a great harvest.
Written by Pastor Titus Musenya
- Please pray for the youth who are currently going through mentorship to be grounded in the Word so as to overcome worldliness.
- Please pray for the Maasai men, who are increasingly getting thirsty for the Word of God.
- Please pray for productive rains in Kenya.
- Pray for the new converts to grow in faith and remain strong to the Lord.