Kenya Updates – January 2023
MURANG’A EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH – MURANG’A
Murang’a town, the headquarters of Murang’a County is known nationwide as the origin of the Kikuyu community with a revered traditional shrine nearby. Unite 4 Africa organized a three-day Leader’s training and open-air outreaches.
Our three days of leadership training healed many from deep emotional troubles, as many were ministered deep in their spirits. We realized many pastors and church leaders are going through a lot without anyone minister to them. They longed for more of such meetings as transformative power was so real.
We also held six days of mass evangelistic outreaches where thousands listened to the word of God daily. Culturally in this community, not many men surrender their lives to Jesus in open air meetings but the story this time around was different because about 90% of those who became followers of Jesus were men. This is really because God is saving the boy child in this community from destruction. Please pray for the men in this community as we at Unite 4 Africa intentionally reach out to men.
Fig 1,2,3,4 Bay Forrest preaching the Gospel. Evangelistic outreach crowd.
Many raise their hands as many came forward to accept Christ. Dr. Okongo praying for the sick
KITENGELA OUTREACH – KITENGELA
“And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Kitengela is a suburb of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Unite 4 Africa did a mass evangelistic outreach, reaching about 3,000 people daily in attendance. Many thousands of others besides this were listening as they carried out their daily activities at the busy bus intersection.
Many of them got healed from different sicknesses and afflictions. A lot were deeply wounded from rape, prostitution, alcoholism and other abuses. God healed many of them and besides, over a hundred and fifty people surrendered their lives to Christ. Please pray for those converts as the Holy Spirit continues working in their lives and that they will grow to maturity as Believers.
Fig 1. Bay Forrest preaching the gospel in Kitengela
Fig 2 Dr. Okongo preaching at Kitengela Evangelistic outreach where 150 gave their lives to Christ
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY – MAILITISA
It has been three years continuous without sufficient rain in many parts of Kenya. Many communities have been affected and pastoralists have lost thousands of livestock and many go hungry. Many children are malnourished due to the severe draught. Unite 4 Africa like, many other organizations that work with local communities, mobilized resources in different parts of Maasai land in support of widows, orphans and the most vulnerable in these communities, to give them relief food. in December 2022, we supported over fifty widows with relief food that will last them for a month. Please pray for the Maasai and other affected communities in Kenya and for the rains.
Fig 6,7 Rev. Rianto helping distribute relief food to widows
CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE SEMINAR – LUMBWA
“Do not conform to the standard of this world but be transformed by renewal of your mind…”
Lumbwa is one of the local communities that Unite 4 Africa works with. Many in this Community seem not to be far from the Word of God and embracing education for their children. We organized a seminar to help them change their mindset on the things of God and education. We had four hundred and fifty people turn out for the seminar. It was so empowering and inspiring that many now long to be held annually so they continue to learn. Please pray for us as we go through the many local communities with diverse needs.
Fig 9,10 Lumbwa community residents pray raising their hands for change
◦ Please pray thanking God for the rains in Maasai land and many parts of Kenya
◦ Please thank God with us for the many souls converted for Spiritual growth
◦ Please pray for the continue fight of early marriages and FGM as it hinders many young girls to attain education
◦ Please pray for our many new church plants for spiritual growth, empowerment of the local pastor to shepherd the church and for provision to build church structure for worship
BY REV MOSES RIANTO