Edition 96


Edition 96

John 17:6-7 

“I have revealed you to the ones you gave me from this world.

They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word.

Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you…”

THANKSGIVING for Prof Emil’s 30 years of Missionary Service in Africa

One of the longest serving Church Mission Society (CMS) Mission Partner in Kenya Prof. Emil Chandran and wife Mano report to have safely arrived at Trichy where they will be staying and serving God for now.

Emil is grateful to God for the gracious opportunity of 30 years of service, including 26 years in Kenya and 4 years in Zambia. 

Please pray for the negotiation Prof. Emil and wife Mano are currently having with CMS on them continuing as Mission Associates in India, Asian Region.


Henry Mwaniki will be going back to Juba in June to begin the series of training sessions for F4. Pray for a successful first training session and for effective follow-up. Give thanks to God for the opened door for the F4 Programme to go into South Sudan. Henry Mwaniki and Sarah Gitahi travelled to South Sudan in mid-May to start the F4 training programme in partnership with FOCUS-South Sudan.

Thank God also for the improved health of CMS-Africa Representative in South Sudan, Rev. Pauline Walker, who was indisposed with malaria early last month.


Pray that the people of Burundi would continue to experience peace and stability in their country. Pray that the disputes in the country would be solved amicably through negotiations and that the surrounding countries would play a constructive role for their sister country, being arbiters for peace.


  1. PiM Conference in Tanzania

    This suggestion had been mooted in the last CMS PiM/CMS-Africa Partners Conference held in February 2014. Pray that this event that has been suggested to be held in late July would be planned well. Pray that God would favour the logistical details and preparations. Steve Burgess and Serah Wambua are providing leadership on the planning. Pray that God bless the service of the different People in Mission, Champions and Representatives working in Tanzania.

  2. Mairowa: Thanksgiving for  training in Water and Sanitation

    Paul Kibona, the CMS-Africa Representative in this country went with two other facilitators to conduct training offered by SSA and Water Is Life on hygiene, water and sanitation. One of the pastors said, “we need this project in our Maasai community; we are ready to participate and work with you hand-in-hand”. Upon being selected Chairman, he said, “we wanted change in the community, and you have brought us changes!”

    On the last day, the participants met and selected a committee of Ten People who shall go to five sub- villages to do a research on Water issues, Sanitation and Hygiene. Something very powerful from this group of Mairowa, they decided immediately after training to take action and selected temporary leaders who will lead the group and make follow up on the activities they agreed. A meeting of the Committee will be organised soon, where they shall submit their report to the SSA facilitators meeting and begin implementation.

    Mairowa is one of the areas that have already been reached by Samaritan Strategy training, with the communities already applying the training in their lives.     


Thanksgiving for Lausanne regional conference on Creation Care and the Gospel held Mid-May

We thank God for the successful Lausanne regional Conference on creation care and the gospel that was held last week.

“Over 140 delegates were in attendance from different countries in the region. These men and women who have a heart for environmental stewardship will be equipped for greater service to God, humanity and nature, and have met many who share the same burdens from other countries in the region and the world’ reports Karobia Njogu, the Training Manager in CMS-Africa who chaired the planning Committee.

F4 Training programme at All Saints Cathedral

The F4 training program through its churchwide campaign is going on well and the team is full of thanksgiving for the support received thus far from the All Saints Cathedral. “For the last 3 months we have been walking with the All Saint Cathedral in tripartite training program for the church workers, church-owned school staff as well as the entire congregation classes scheduled to run till July this year,” says Henry Mwaniki.

Henry is grateful to God that many of the participants are grasping fundamental stewardship principles as spelled out in the F4 program. Please pray for the entire F4 team even as they work with Church to foster biblical principles of stewardship. Pray also that the participants will continue through the training as they experience transformation.

WOMEN Training Programme in Mathare in Nairobi

Thank God for the Women training Programme workshop that was attended by 25 participants over three days. The facilitators were led by the coordinator, Lucy Ochieng. The objective of the training is to empower women in informal settlements with basic business skills to develop small enterprises from which to meet basic needs a for themselves and their families eke living from prudent management of the meagre resources accessible to them

YOUTH Ministry reaching out to International Students at Carlile College

CMS-Africa has a new ministry opportunity at Carlile College through the Youth Program which is exploring ways and means of equipping international students for missions work with young people before they return to their homelands when they graduate. This arrangement is such that the international students meet from 4.00pm to 6.00pm every Thursday for orientation and training on CMS-Africa’s 3D program.

This is an opening for partnership on ALL programmatic engagements of CMS-Africa and we pray that the seeds planted during this sessions shall germinate into big missionary venture in all the countries of their origin. Last Thursday, the Youth Training Coordinator James Kweyu has been attending Thursday sessions at Carlile College where he has already introduced the 3D Youth training programme

CMS-Africa Dinner in August 2015

Plans are underway to host a mega dinner in support of the footprints campaign in August this year. The inaugural CMS-Africa Fundraising Dinner is scheduled to take place on August 29th at Nairobi and the main speaker Mr. Ram Gidoomal from UK has confirmed.

To date we have send out an e-card invitation to nearly two thousand contacts and we are trusting God that as many as have received this call to action will respond in the affirmative.

Please pray for the central planning Committee led by Rev. Dennis Tongoi even as they put in place strategies and plans to see this event succeed. The goal is to raise Sh.50million to support the ongoing construction of a 9- storey building that is designed to ensure sustainable missions work in and from Africa. Pray also that the various categories of people who will be reached out will become partakers of this God’s mission at such a time as this.

Herbal Garden

CMS-Africa has been promoting Herbal Gardens Limited as one of its Business as Mission models in Kenya. Herbal Garden finally got a suitable location and has finally moved its operation within a different locality but still within Nairobi.

Pray for an urgent need of Ksh. 1M to normalize its operation in the new place and an additional injection of Ksh.3M required to enhance productivity of this company now focusing more on manufacturing and production of Herbal products from aloe Vera among others.

850 Chania Building Project

Thank God for the signing of an MOU with an investor

“Praise God for the signing of an MOU with an investor from UK to fully finance the development of the 850 Chania project. Pray for operational issues and preparation being put in place to ensure that the construction work starts sooner than later that the Lord shall orchestrate all things to fall in place as planned,” says Rev. Dennis Tongoi.

Pray for the needed renewal permits from Nairobi County Government to be issued. Pray also for the transfer process of the land title deed to proceed without encumbrance so as to enable the construction work commence.

Call to prayer for mission activities

CMS-Africa produces this weekly prayer bulletin that is widely shared amongst mission circles in Africa and abroad every Tuesday. This is in line with CMS-Africa goal of creating a network of prayer warriors across the globe who champion mission and Christian ministry issues.

We are thus requesting you to kindly share your needs for prayer on a weekly basis for inclusion in our Prayer Circle. This could range from planned mission activities to special events, ongoing projects and functions that you may be involved in across the continent and beyond.

IMPORTANT! We observe confidentiality and ensure that only relevant information is shared.
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