Psalm 130: 6 "My soul waits for the Lord, more than the night watch for the morning,more than the night watch for the morning"
The annual Africa Conference organised by Church Mission Society was held from 14th to 16th November in Swanwick. CMS-Africa was represented by Faith Gichuhi.
"It was a great privilege to travel to UK safely and back. The Conference was very insightful and I learnt a lot from my peers from AFRICA and hope to apply some of the best practices shared," says Faith who is full of gratitude to God's mercies.
CMS Ireland seek new mission director
CMS Ireland is looking for a new leader, as Ronnie Briggs is preparing to return to serve in Kenya. Please spread the word and pray for the right person to be identified.
The CMS-Africa International Director wound up his travelsfor this year by visiting the United States of America. While in the US, Dennis made contacts with Africa Leadership supporters at abreakfast meeting, Scottsdale Bible Church, Harvest Foundation and Rockpoint Church. Dennis also held partnership conversions with Bob Cook who is interested in working with CMS-Africa programmes particularly Business as Mission.
ThankGod for Dennis and Irene Tongoi as they visited the USA. Pray for God's Spirit to guide and empower CMS-Africa Staff as we collaborate with both Scottsdale Bible Church and Africa Leadership to develop leaders in Africa.
On Saturday November 22nd, armed militia men from Somalia commandeered a Nairobi bound bus from Mandera into the border point of Kenya and Somalia and mercilessly murdered 28 people by shooting them.
This was after a deliberate attempt to separate the Muslims from Non-Muslims.
The Somalia based multifarious group called Al-shabab immediate claimed responsibility for this heinous act and said this was a retaliation to the ongoing Government of Kenya crackdown on Mosques in Mombasa alleged to be training field for Al-shabab recruits where radicalization of Kenyan youth takes place before they are enlisted as fighting men in Alshabab.
Please pray for Peace and Security to be enhanced in Kenya that the Lord of Peace will not allow this to degenerate into a religious warfare between Muslims and Christians in Kenya. Remember families of the deceased that the Lord will wipe away their tears in this difficult time of mourning.
The Africa Gospel Church has organised nine Vision Conference from 2nd – 5thDecember that will be on the occasion of the annual Leadership Conferences. These meetings will gather 4,500 leaders from all their ministry regions. Thank God for the planning that has been successful, and for all the eighteen SSA facilitators who will conduct the training.
CMS-Africa will be making a presentation at this meeting of Tearfund partners involved in working with the local church through a process called CCMP/Umoja. Let us pray for WambuiMburu as she facilitates these sessions. The meeting will be held at Dimesse Centre in Karen, Nairobi. Let us pray that the Truth of Christ would continue to march on, freeing many people from the poverty of ideas, destitution and the slavery of falsehood. Pray that Christians everywhere would be aware of the tremendous power of of Christ working through their individual witness to model new life in Christ
JALI Africa, which partners with CMS-Africa's Women program held its closing ceremony for the Child Care Centre that helps poor women to engage productively by leaving their kids at the centre. "Jali Day Care Centre was started in 2007 and this year, the centre served a total of 15 kids aged between 2-5 years. We hope to do better next year," says LinetKweyu, founder ofJali Africa.
Please pray for Linet and her team as they plan to start a Baby Class,Nursery and Pre-unit by God's guidance and provision in few years to come. They are also trusting God to expand the number of children they attend to as the Lord enables right partnerships to come by.
As the year comes to end, CMS-Africa is working on moving offices to more affordable premises.
Please pray for God's wisdom, knowledge and guidance even as we seek a new place where we shall serve the Lord from.
Pray also for God's divine provisions and open doors for CMS-Africa work and programmes to grow and expand in the coming year.
Please note the new dates for the Lausanne Creation Care and Gospel Conference. This will now be held from 17th – 21st May 2015 at the same venue in Brackenhurst. The extended planning period will enable sufficient delegates to be mobilized from the countries in the Eastern and Central African regions to accurately characterise the Conference as a regional Conference. Pray that God would raise the right individuals who have the passion and interest, and sufficient influence to lead people in the churches and communities to eventually develop a national creation care movement in each country.
The final conversations with a local Bank to fund the development of 850 Chania is now complete and all the documents required have been submitted.
Pray that the Lord God would grant a favorable answers to the request by CMS-Africa leadership even as the Bank officials makes the final decision so that the construction work on 850 Chania Project can commence soon.
Kindly pray for the Footprints Campaign that many friends and partners would continue giving towards making missions work in Africa and beyond economically sustainable now and in days to come.