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Published on January 2nd, 2008 | by tdnimz7S


Kenya Update 2

Dear Friends:

I’d like to take a minute to present to you our partners and missionaries in Kenya who need our prayer support at this time. If you are following the news you will know that violence has erupted following the elections that took place on December 27, 2007.

Without going into the details of what is causing the unrest, we do note that poverty, the disenchantment of many people with leadership and ethnic rivalries all play a part. We also know that many of our Christian brothers and sisters are facing very difficult days and we need to stand in the gap for them.

We are asking you to pray that peace will return to Kenya, for protection for our partners in the Pentecostal Assemblies of God, Christ is the Answer Ministries and Pan Africa Christian University. We also ask you to pray for our missionaries that they will not only be kept safe, but will be “instruments of peace and hope.”

Pray for:

  • President Mwai Kibaki, that God will cause him to seek justice and peace.
  • Raila Odinga, Leader of the Orange Democratic Movement and the main presidential opposition who claims the elections were fraudulent. May the Lord cause him to be a man of peace!
  • Bishop Elkanah Salamba, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God, our partners in ministry for nearly 100 years.
  • Bishop Bonifes Adoyo, leader of Christ is the Answer Ministries (Nairobi Pentecostal Church), that the Lord will give his church great influence amongst the leaders of the nation. Pray for Roslyn McKenzie who serves as the Children’s Pastor.
  • Pray for the leaders at Pan Africa Christian University. Kirk and Shelley Kauffeldt are currently in Canada, but Bob and Joan Lloyd, Andrew Douglas and Eva Friesen are currently at the university. Pray for the safety of all the students that will be traveling back to school.
  • Steve and Heather Chaloner, Regional Directors for Africa, who live in Nairobi. Pray that the Lord will give them great wisdom and strength in these difficult times.
  • Helen MacMinn, leading the Transformational Leadership Development Program and Marilyn Bush who works alongside Helen giving oversight in the coastal region of the country.
  • Deborah Sirjoosingh, who recently returned to Kenya and is currently in Nairobi en route back to Northern Kenya.
  • Ken and Marge MacGowan, who direct CREATE, and are isolated in western Kenya. They are currently having difficulty obtaining food and there is no fuel available for travel.
  • Pray for all our Missionary Kids (MKs) who come from other countries to study in Kenya at Rift Valley Academy.
  • Our associate missionary partners, Gary and Brenda Kean in Nairobi and Peter and Becki Franz, who are living in Eldoret, where there has been significant violence over the weekend.
  • We also are praying for the Kenya Assemblies of God and in particular the church that was burned with over 30 people killed on Monday.
  • Paul and Lynn Kohls, Maurice and Maureen Potter and the Anonbys who will be traveling to Kenya soon to teach at Pan Africa Christian University.
  • Pray for Janice Foss, who returned to Canada on Tuesday to attend her father’s funeral!

This has been a devastating development in a country where we have always expected more. Please continue to pray for real peace in Kenya.

Peace is not only a lack of violence, but the result of justice.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by Your Name!
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven

Murray Cornelius
Assistant Superintendent for International Missions
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Comment posted by Sharon Douglas
at 1/12/2008 4:13:25 PM

Just a quick note that Andrew Douglas is not at PAC in Nairobi Kenya currently. He came back to Kincardine Ontario Canada in July 2007. We are all very concerned about the situation in Kenya as we have been there several times on mission trips. We pray for the safety of the missionaries and the students at PAC. We have had wonderful opportunities in the past to meet many of the missionaries and people of Kenya and our hearts are with them at this time of need. Sharon Douglas. (Andrew Douglas’ mom)

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