CHURCH PLANTING AND STUCTURE BUILDING
Over twenty-five years Unite 4 Africa has been partnering with different communities in Kenya empowering them holistically, economically and socially bringing abundance lives in Christ by planting churches among the unreached communities. Through U4A outreaches we have now managed to plant over one hundred autonomous churches and with different denominations. In the Maasai community, we have been planting and starting churches under trees. Late in the month of May and early June the Lord, through Unite 4 Africa helped us construct three churches in different communities, Naibala, Impoori and Oiti communities respectively. These communities had been having fellowships under trees during hot, cold and rainy seasons, undeterred by the harsh elements. We thank U4A for partnering with us such that these disciples of Christ can now have a place they can comfortably meet irrespective of the changing weather conditions.
Fig 1&2: The new church at Ewangan community under construction and later being officially opened.
Fig 3&4 respectively: Leaders ready to dedicate the new church building and thankful members worshiping and praising inside the new building.
Written by Pastor Titus Musenya, U4A Outreach Director
THIRSTY AND HUNGRY FOR THE GOSPEL: MONTHLY OPEN-AIR OUTREACH IN ILPARTIMARO TOWN.
Some years back through Unite 4 Africa, we did an outreach in Ololepo community and many people committed their lives to Christ and in that connection, Gladys Nchao donated a piece of land where we planted and started the current Ololepo Community church. This has been a place of intensive and deliberate discipleship from which disciples have been sent and over sixty new churches have been planted in different communities in Kenya.
We are so thankful that Unite 4 Africa has been supporting us in our monthly outreaches in different communities. In the month of June, we carried our monthly outreach in Ilpartimaro trading center and eighteen people gave their lives to Christ. Glory to God!
Fig 1&2 respectively: congregants worshiping and praising God at the trading center.
Fig 2&3: Pastor Titus preaching and teaching in the open air and congregants keenly following the teachings.
Written by Pastor Titus Musenya, U4A Outreach Director.
ESEKI COMMUNITY CHURCH – BIBLES AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION.
In the spirit of empowering the Believers and in following Mathew 28:18-20, sharing the Word of God through outreaches to the unreached and discipleship, we have distributed this month some Maasai Bibles to the members of Eseki community. We also distributed foodstuffs to the community, as many go for days in search for work or support for their families.
Pastor Amos Sironet who leads Eseki Community Church travels from his home on Saturday evening to spend the night at the Church on a mattress so that he can minister and be present in good time for the Sunday service. We took a moment to encourage him and pray with him. Please pray for him to continue serving zealously in the strength of the Lord, for from the Lord he shall receive his reward.
Fig. 1&2: Rev Moses leading in the distribution of bibles, and women from the community happily holding their bibles and foodstuffs.
Fig 3&4 respectively: women sending their appreciation to those who donated the bibles and foodstuffs.
Written by Pastor Titus Musenya, U4A outreach director.
PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS SEMINAR
Empowering pastors and key leaders for works of service is a strategic way of impacting members of the households of faith and the communities at large. This June, part of the Kenyan team went to one of the semi-arid areas in Kenya and ministered to about 40 key church leaders together with pastors in Mbitini village, Kitui county. This is in the interior parts of Eastern Kenya.
The theme was in line with Eph.4.15-16 “But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head, Christ from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
Training the church on the biblical roles of the church leadership and that of the congregants enables all to do their part for the effective functioning and edifying of the whole body. As Christ, the Head of the body prayed, “that they may be one”, we believe everyone knowing their place and appreciating the contribution of the other is a sure way of forging oneness in the body.
Many pastors and church leaders need empowerment if the church is going to stand and advance against the onslaught of evil powers in the present age.
Those who attended were refreshed and strengthened. One of the pastors said that the seminar stirred the courage to nurture and disciple the small church they lead with passion and zeal as unto Christ and as though it were a very big congregation!
Fig 1&2 Josephine Maina and the pastors following the teachings.
Fig 3: Rev. Maina, U4A Mission Director, discipling and training pastors and leaders.
Written by Rev. Maina, U4A Mission Director.
1. Pray for all new believers to hold on to Truth, committed to the Lord and walking worthy of the Call.
2. Pray for the lasting fruit from the monthly outreaches in all the difference places and communities and also for the vision of buying public address system for our outreaches.
3. Pray for our inter-denominational fellowships as we continue planning for the August Men’s Conference.
4. We request for prayer for the church leaderships’ humility, wisdom and unity that will foster an environment for discipleship in the local churches.