Monthly Archives: May 2007

27th May 2007 “Masters Sunday”

Good Day Friends,

I trust in the Lord that you are all good and things are correct. Well as the topic suggests, this Sunday was Masters Sunday and it was as usual full of fun but at one point brought us to tears, the details to follow…

Masters Commission where leading the service, praise and worship. It was more than just praise and worship because it entailed testimonies of various members of this years commission and how they got saved and the habbits that they used to have before they got saved. Frankly its hard for someone to stand up before a whole church and declare that they where addicted to sex and had gone thru lesbianism. Yap there was heavy sharing and sharing that brought people closer to Christ Jesus.

The height of the testimonies was given by the mother of the late Mercy Oloo. This was a moving testimony that brought many to tears and also created an atmosphere of knowing that even in the harshest of situations and in the deepest of pain, just like Mercy, we are never NEVER supposed to give up on the Almighty. Mercy trusted and had 100% faith in the Lord to the last minuite.

Mercy’s mum told us all that we are the seeds adn that we are the forerunners of this generation. We should never compromise our faith. We should raise our kids in the incorruptible gospel of Jesus Christ and they will be harvests of the future christians. We should be christians in our jobs, politics etc.

She crowned her word with a vote of thank for the exellence of the masters comission that Mercy was such a special part of.

“God has wisdom and in his wisdom took Mercy”

Then came Mama Tj (Carol Kiama). Friends i say again and again, this is onfe fine lady and is the leader of the masters comission. The commisioners have thousands of great things to say about her. Anyway mama Tj spoke of our need to have a relationship with God. even if you have never had sex or never boozed, never had sex with yourself (ha ha). You still need to create a special relationship with God. Just because we imagine we have not done of these evils, does not make us perfect. we are all sinners and need to open our hearts to the good Lord.

And to crown it all a chap got saved, A good chap gave his life to the Lord!!!

Mama Tj gave the purpose of the commisioners going to Lamu as a way to share thier belief in the spirit.

“We want our lives to count for something”

And them came the song… I love it and it brings me to tears after such beautiful testimonies…


Lord prepare me
To be a sanctuary
Pure and holy
Tried and true
With thanksgiving
I’ll be a living
Sanctuary, for you
When he comes in
Shouts of glory
And our time on
Earth is done
How I long to
Hear him saying
Faithful servent
Well done

The sermon

Pasi Tony in his usual jovial mode first eclaimed how happy he he was that it was a Sunday and how Sunday was and is an exciting day to him, pigiliaring new clud (Ati Sunday Best).

yaani Tony sees the big picture. he is not a jamaa of petty details – Yap this brought the croud to laughter because of his guestures… He gave the example of a chap witha bad reportform, cant keep a mama, cant find a jobo, always broke (as I was thinking of me some time back) then came to the conclusion that…

The concept of Christ is beyound us,

God can help us change teh concept/view of life as we wait on him, we dont have to live like dulas. He stressed the inportance of small groups and the way that through these small groups, we can help each other grow in Christ and in the concept of Christ.

Heather From National Community Church in Washington DC., a visiting small group came up and told us of how they worship in the states bila a church housebut meet in 2 different movie theateres and in one large coffee house. Well Coffee house sounded rather alarming for most Kenyan’s but to the Americans, its a lovely place to meet because according to Heather…

“Church is not a building, but a group of people connected by a commmon experience and a common goal in christ…”

And ICC is also soon going to be a multi campus church. Well Pastor Chip calls it a Dual Campus but I want to look at the alredy exsisting one as dual campus since the frontrunnerz (River side Assemblies) are already campus 2.

Pastor Tony continues…

While the Masters comission where in TZ, there was no youth under the age of 36 who used to attend the church. This hurt him so much that he wanted to resigh from ICC and go to TZ and become a missionary but fortunately (for us) he was convinced that he should work with what he had.

Anyway so on thier trip to TZ they managed to sign up 300 persons but the disapointment was that only around 50 of them where youth but the satisfaction came dur th the fact that a seed had been planted. In the places where there are no churches in TZ, people got saved enmass.

In Lamu things are different.

The join tthey go to is like so not in Kenya. ok its the last point before the KEnya Somalia border it has wolalo bandits. Yap the masters comission go all that way to do a service to God… soffering for Christ. Pasi Tony and crew found some sich children, onw with a septic ear infection and another with infected eyes. The nearset hosi is like 170 kms away and unafordable to the people anyway. He sacrifced to cut short the masters trip to enable transport those kids to hosi.

On delivering them to hosi Pasi paid the fee (20/=) and gave each mathe some cash for upkeep. like 3 reds. Strange enough, sone of thse old ladies had never owned cash like a red in thier lives. Friends, there is poverty in some area of Kenya.

Pasi admits that they made a difference by going to Lamu. He encouraged more and more of the youth to join the Masters Comission. Heloping make a difference in other peoples lives will help make a difference in our lives.

He gave several stories that moves each and every one in thier own way like for example that of Carol, (Mama Tj) having gone to TZ pregnant and begining to loose blood. The docs said there was no cure and that they should just wait for the baby to miscarry, Pasi went out and prayed to god so profusely that God instantly stopped the bleeding. (YES… God Answers Prayer).

Friends I will end there for today because when I think of those testiminies of the Masters comission crew I am comming to tears… tears of joy at the fact that young people have come to Jesus and are proud of it to the core.

Wasee and madame God anawalove videadly sana. Please feel free to comment. Be blest.

Yours Kama kawa

Kathukya, Jona.


Sunday 20th May “Ministry Prayer Sunday”

Dear Friends,

This was one of the unique Sundays in the year. Well I can already see most of you asking why… well here is the answer… It was Youth Ministry Sunday where all the different ministries where showcasing what they represent, how they represent, why they represent and most important of all, inviting more peeps to join in and help spread the good word of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I must say that this was a marvelous bonanza as peeps got a chance to see how they can be of service to God and hook up with a ministry of choice. To be quite frank, there was no way anyone could have tokad there bila seeing something they can hook up with because of the 9 represented ministries, zote zilikuwa tofauti.

Maze all talents where well represented from drama (The noise makers) to Ushers (the Face of frontrunnerz). God work is tokezearing so nicely in the ICC youth, i am sure akina Pasi Chip and Co. are extremely excited. Pasi Toni missed the occasion but was well represented by another mama called mama Tj. That very pleasant mama happens to be his wife and she is a cornerstone in youth affairs. Oops anaitwa Carol Kiama and if you look closely through this blog you will find one of her sermons in clear print.

So anyway, there was one service, it was graced by being house full. After the Praise and worship…

A group by the name of Ministry of Eternal Affairs came to praise the lord in song. Man these boyz are goooooood. Rappin’ in praise of da Lord… something like

“Jesus in my walk” “Jesus in my Talk” “If you know Jesus, SHOUT TO THE LORD”

Dayumn these boyz got the croud in real motion, like I know JC was having a bash up in heaven.

Mama TJ aka Carol took the opportunity to officially open the first ministry fair and encouraged us all to visit the various ministies and join in small groups or ‘care groups’ as eric munywoki calls them. I figure they are the youth version of C2 (Caring Community).

1. Then Brian and Catherine came in to represent the Stomperz… my can they dance, I got wind that the dance style they performed is called SWORD, it was beautifully artistic and perfectly animated to soothing a soothing christian tune.

2. Then the worship team ministry came on stage with drummer boy Jemes, saxaphonist Jemes, Pianist Jemes, Bass guitarist Jemes, guitarist Jemes and singers Jemes’. Ya, they are all caled Jemes. That was funny. The song… “Wacha waseme, usiku watalala”.

3. Now friends, remember last weeks play, I mentioned it briefly in the previous BLOG, well the Drama team Kajairod it (Reacted it in a typical mero style) and it was hilerious, rib cracking and nerve racking. by the time they had finished actoing it out, the audience where cracked by laughter. I will attempt to upload a brief stint of it for you my readers to watch on video.

4. The rest of the ministries did not showcase in the service but had thier stands with representatives giving the necessesary information, these where…

5. TRAC (Those Radicle About Christ) By the way this is the ministry I belong in and they have offered to help me in this BLOG. So this now a TRAC ministry production. Trac is also a journalistic ministry and is intending on starting a magazine. TRAC needs articles from you. Please click on the link to your left for more information.

6. There was the Friday Night Live ministry, they have a do at church every 2nd Friday evening fron 6 – 8pm. The name speaks for its-self. LIVE.

7. There is the Face of Frontrunnerz… The Ushers Ministry which has a shortage of men… MEN you are needed to represent the Face of Frontrunners.

8. There is also the Bible challenge who have a large collection of trophys. Well you can see how good that team is and clearly its the BIBLE. This makes me soooo excited.

9. There is the ministry that represents the small groups representing what Mama TJ aka Carol Kiama has encouraged all of us to join, I need not go deeper into that again.

10. We have The Journey which is a ministry of the University students, they meet every Friday Evening at Ufungamano for an evening of fun, love and praise n worship. All Glory be to God Almighty. They have wonderful T-shirts by the way, they only cost 350/=.

11. Hmm then Mama Tj’s pet project… The Masters Commission. This one runs from january thru April and they are active in learning the word of God and going out both locally and internationally to spread the word of God Alighty. This year they went to Lamu, deep in Islam area. God blessed them and they blessed the people there with pit latrines, food and companionship.


I will soon open a page to give details on the specifics of each ministry. Comming soon to this BLOG 4 U.

Well Friends that is about all for today, please brouse through the pics of the day below…

Click on the links below and use the back button on your brouser to get back to this BLOG.

Gibson sitting front right.

Yours faithfully n sincerely,

Jonathan Kathukya. AKA Jona.

Sunday 14th May “Welcomes back Pastor Tony”

Dear Friends,

Hope you are all havin a great start to this week and are ready to face your fears and take those great steps of faith. Do not hesitate to do what your heart is telling you to do so long as you had prayed about it.

This Sunday saw us all welcome back Pastor Tony after his trip to SA. He hasnt grown fat but he is definately more fired up to preach the word of God. We also has some guests from ObamaLand… Illinios. These are members of the masters comission there and they where happy to be visiting with us here in Kenya.

Thier rep Mr Taka who thinks is name means garbage (Taka taka)  introduced the team then began by giving us a very good life example which I am going to try to put down as accurately as possoble.

There is this teacher who fills a jar with large pebbles,yaani mawe so. The teacher then asks his student… “Is the jar full?” The student replies “Yap you have filled with rocks. The teacher then takes smaller pebbles and jazaz the spaces left by the big uneven rocks and asks the student the same questin again. again the student replies to the tone that the jar is full. Much the students surprise the teacher then fills the jar with fine sand which fills the spaces between the smaller uneven spaces and again asks the student if the jar is full. “Duh!!” replies the student, ofcourse this time its full”. To his astonishment, the teaches takes the jar and fills it with water…

Friends what is the lesson from this ‘experiment’?

Well according to the student, there is always space for more, but the teacher corrects him that in order for there to be space for you you must put in the righ things first. I.e. Do not do your stuff in a ruff raff manner, jipange vibesht na ask Christ for an order of activity.

How do we prioritize our lives? Is christ really Lord of our lives? Think about this critically and pray about it friends.

Kaylin (Not sure of spelling)  from illinois gave us her miving testimony of her sick dad and how God showed her that he can help him recover and also how just before she came to Kenya her mom was diagnonsed with a tumor the size of a footballl. As she was leaving, it has gotten worse but she is extremely confident in God’s power to help the situation in His own way. We Prayed for her and her family.

Trip/Trick (Jina Ngumu) a second year master commission student fron illinois gave us one great statement:

“God is not only above all, but is all the above”

Think about it!!!

John 10:10 (NIV)

10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Taka, laughs at peoples misfortunes, that is just the human in him but he believes that when we do go and live fulfilling lives, God smiles. Our God is not a mean ol zak, He is loving and happy.

All in all the Illinos team acted a play for us showing how different moods can affect our lives and how we react to various situations e.g. a sad mood , an excited nood and an extatic (Ninja) mood would look like in various life situations.

The Sermon

Pasi Tony first gave us the outcome of his visit to SA. He mentioned that as much as they had had a great time it was also a sad time because of the various situations he saw there. Here’s some what he metioned.

We should not know God when we have hit a rock or when times are hard, like a lady is all over a jamaa tonight the next day she is doing an exam she remembers God ati for divine leakage.

We should constantly seek God for forgiveness and for guidance…

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Pastor Tony admits that he had not the best of the past but stresses that that has haunted his present and does not want that happen to us. Imagine how you feel when you a jamma or a chick you used to hanya with another man/woman? it steals the peace you had. Its discomforting, its not a pride thing because someone could be looking at your wife/husband in the same way.

Pasi talked about a story in an SA gazeti with 159 school girls outside an abortion clinic. Look at that figure and then look at the other paper he read which said 1000 people in SA are dying of AIDS every day. There is a time for everything…

A Time for Everything

Ecclesiates 3:1-8 (NIV)

 1 There is a time for everything,
       and a season for every activity under heaven:

 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
       a time to plant and a time to uproot,

 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
       a time to tear down and a time to build,

 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,

 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,

 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,

 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
       a time for war and a time for peace.

There is a time to have sex and that time is when you are married. Wait, Abstain. Condoms? What for? Wait till the time is right keep it in your pants doods!!! Use it to susu ONLY!

Are we prepared to resist sin till we shed blood?

Hebrews 12:4 (NIV)

4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

Ignorance is no bliss!!!

I wanted to give that story of the Sun and the Beach in California but Its vulgar and I dont know how Tony made it sound so not vulgur. Anyone who needs it can email me

So friends read the bible to ease your consience, the bible is your connectiong to God and it is clearly stated in…

John 1:1

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The word is God so when you read the bible you communicate directly with God. By reading the bible you are interaction with God on a one to one basis.

People practice love in all the wrong places like move start keep showing us love even in movies that have no place for a love scene there has to be two pple doing it and in real life these actors have terrible love lives. We need to prioritize our lives.

There are so many things that we need to do right, like give reading teh bible priority, why is that there wil be always something more important than reading the bible? Why?

WE need to group up and worship eg our C2’s

Mathew 18:20 (NIV)

20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

Unlike us God is just and does not lie, He is there for us… He fulfills his promises.

Numbers 23:19 (NIV)

19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
       nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
       Does he speak and then not act?
       Does he promise and not fulfill?

Pasi also talked about a fulfulment and human disatisfaction. He refered to his brokest days and that those where his days in bible school, he just used to admire people with salaries and meza mate. He finally cleared and Got a job and a higher salo than he expected. Then he got his first moti, a VW. He moved was tamaniring guyz with better rides and he finally got an Audi that had much more features than his VW which was hand break and locks for the doors. Ok the jamaa bought a merc but his pal onjeshad him a better merc than his and Tony was telling God… “Hata ukinipa hio, I will even serve you more”

Yap the way we humans are never satisfied with what we are blessed with. The heart of a man is deceitful.

We must get the opportunity to love our lives to the fullest, ignorance is no bliss.

I hope You all Had a lovely mothers day and remembered your mothers.

Finally we talk about Mr Nelson Mandela who was jailed, tortured, and had the better days of his life taken away. He forgave his jailors and let life be. Compare Him with Mugabe who is finishing his country because of hate!!!

We should be forgiving because…

Phillipians 3:20 (NIV)

20But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Thanks Friends and have a great week ahead.

I know todays was a long one.

Sunday April 6th 2007 “Face Your Fears”

Dear Friends, 

Apologies for the late posting of this blog. 

There is a fella called Gibson who is football crazy and he happenz to be the chap who has been hudumiaring frontrunerz since pasi went chambele for holiday. By the way its not the chambele of ungoso, its the chambele of SA.

Anyway, this update is being done after Monday and not Sunday so MANCHESTER UNITED have already been delcared the winners of the premeership. Wasee was Chelsea and Aresenali can funga thier mdomos and wanyongwe na waru bila supu.

Ya for some of the MANU fans, thier greatest fear was Chealsea beating Arsenal on Sunday night. I personally, a stounch MANUist, missed the game for frear of a win for Chealsea.

Ok on the the service…

I like it when Gibson told us to overcome our every Sunday fears and greet the person next to us who who have always wanted to say ‘hi’ to but have not managed to get the guts to do so… (I am clearign my throat…) I said hi to Naomi and now I am hoping that if she reads this blog, she does not asssociate it with me.

Gibson again told us of his days as a villager and the fear he used to have of the dark whist being sent to the village shop by the zacs. This culminated in him telling us how he overcame the fear with time by putting on a brave face.

Then we came to the factor of children of today and ol skool. What were the greatest fears of the children of ol skool? they feared heights, insects, darkness etc. shock shock when your compare with kids of today the fears are kinda different, fear of divorce, mugging, rape, what is the world comming to!!! duhh!!!

Howz about the fear of death? A story is told of this fella who used to work for a butchery and meat delivery company. Well it so happenz that one day the jamaa is fungiwad in a freezer. Ya! he chiped but the real question is wht did the jamaa chip? is it because he froze to death or is it because he knew that the consecuencies of being fungiwad in a freezer are death? I will leave that to you to digest. You can comment in the blog on your thoughts.

lol (laugh out loud) this was a good one… the story of the two tourists who kutanad with a lion as they where operating on the park… One tourist tells the other, “hey dont panic just look directly at the lion!! the darn thing will get a panic attack and bust.” then the other replies “Ya right, you read the book and I read the book… but do you really think the lion read the book?” jiunderstandie.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I will quote Gibson on this one… ati we get most our ideas while we are in the shower… Peeps I thought over this one and for sure its true, I got the idea of starting this public diary of mine in the shower, I get ideas on how to approach difficult people like a potential client in the shower and I am sure many of you can concur with me on dat.

Talkin of fear, what would you do if you found a bush that was burning but was not being consunmed by the fire? I know peeps who would declare it mashetani and others majini and others would look for exhorsists.

Exodus 3: 1-14 (NIV)

Moses and the Burning Bush

 1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

 4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
      And Moses said, “Here I am.”

 5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

 7 The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

 12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

 13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am . This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “

Yap, Moses is a first Bodie, the guy swallowed his fear and approached the bush. Ilikuwa God kwa bush so Moses, in my opinion got lucky, tha guy saw Sir God bana, that is an opportunity of a lifetime. He mezad his fears!!! confronted them. Achieved a lifetime goal… THE GUY SAW GOD!!!

Some of the fears we face are so petty and due to them we end up loosing quite alot e.g. A businessperson (gender sensitive) shying away from new ideas, the fear of commitment to your demu’s (Jamaas) and for the mama’s though they think they are invinsible on this issue, some of em also have the element of fear of commitment to thier mano’s.

From what he said, Gibson is scared of commmitment. ama Gibby?


Marianne Willamson said, and I quote…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Moses was helped by God to look at his own shortcommings,the chap had a stammer, he felt like a no one but he overcame his fears and short commings and confronted tehe Pharaoh and let the Israelites up out of Egypt.

Take a step of faith like Moses did…

Take a step of faith like Peter did…below

Mat 14:22-30 (NIV)

Jesus Walks on the Water

 22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat was already a considerable distance[a] from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

 25During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

 27But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

 28“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

 29“Come,” he said.

   Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

Peter took a step of faith, he believed what jesus told him. That isa step of faith. What you think is impossible, is very possible in the eyes of God, yes, you can walk on water, yes you can fly, yes you can do it… anything you believe, just take that first step of faith DUHHHH!!!

GOd is calling us to go beyond our fear, we need to find what God has in store for us. We need to walk in faith trusting God who is the great ‘I AM’.

Give your life to him.

Read Hebrews 11 fro more stories on heroes of faith.

thanks a million and have a lovely week ahead and weekend to come.

Yours in kiubeshete


May Day Open Day (Sports n’ Stuff)

If you where not at MOW on Tuesday the 1st of May 2007, I tell you the truth, hook up with someone who was and get the storo… It was a blast beyond the past. As I type this post, I have a sausage finger from the basketball I played. My muscles are aching and my mind is refreshed.

Going to Naivasha for picnic, going to coasto for a weekend etc cound not for 1000000000/= beat the fun peeps had on Tuesday. From bebaring tois on mkoko’s, baloon races, soccer, mannn, listening to refreshing gospel music with our very own DJ’s, drinking excess 5 alive, BONDING, JD making fun of how I write in the lunch line, being given kidogo food, sharing in fun, cheering our teams etc. I am still hoping to get some pics from the day to post on this blog for peeps to check out.

Hey if you are not in pain like me, you are either phisically extremely fit or you hatad the phun… I must adivse you not to hata another one. Anyway, Please feel free to add coments and compliments to this day to this blog and share with others what you thought of it.