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
Lord prepare me
To be a sanctuary
Pure and holy
Tried and true
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
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