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Kenya celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its independence in 2013. Kenya has the largest economy in East Africa. The violence that followed the 2007 national elections was a very troubling event for those who love Kenya, especially given the nation's importance. The national elections of 2013, however, marked a return to the peaceful transition of government, and most Kenyans are looking forward to the future with confidence.


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ECLEA in Kenya

ECLEA personnel did their first teaching in Kenya in June 2007. We returned in August of that year. Since that time, ECLEA has been very active throughout Kenya. Most importantly, we have established a good and growing inter-denominational and inter-tribal ECLEA-Kenya committee of pastor-teachers. The fact that we insist on being inter-tribal is particularly important in Kenya which has 42 tribes and where, although sometimes unspoken, tribalism is an important issue. The ECLEA-Kenya team has been the most active of all the East African ECLEA teams in conducting all-African church leader trainings.

Here are updates from ECLEA's Kenya team concerning ECLEA's work in Kenya (older news accounts of ECLEA's work in Kenya and the rest of East Africa are located in the News Archive):

James Kamau, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

James Kamau

Report of Naivasha Karagita training session held on Feb 14-16, 2018

We taught The Church: Its Nature, Mission, and Purpose. The meeting was a great blessing and we had a good attendance of 21 delegates even though our target was 18.The pastors and leaders greatly commended the course as one of the best that you have written. They said it will be a great tool especially for doing Discipleship in the Churches. I personally commend it also as a variable tool that I will use in our church for Discipleship.

Rev. Kireri learned that the church should be community oriented and that as he develops the church, he should also develop himself.

Pastor Ann learned that she should not only be church oriented but Kingdom oriented. She felt that this is the kind of leadership that God requires.

In short, I believe this course will bear great fruit.

Barnabas Mpekethi, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

Barnabas Mpekethi

Report of two ECLEA training sessions (1 Timothy)

On February 26th – 28th 2018 I conducted an AA conference at Kaibei Shopping Centre. 13 pastors and church leaders attended the conference; 5 denominations were represented.

I was forced to postpone the conference dates because there was a planned meeting of which I am a member that collided with the conference dates. We had a development forum together with our Deputy President (His Excellency William Samoei Ruto) of which I had an opportunity to pray for him and I also prayed for the country`s peace in the same meeting (you can check my Facebook profile.

At Kaibei many were the questions from the participants, e.g., When I was teaching on the topic of Discipline of true Godly living according to 1 Timothy 4:7b – 10? One pastor asked me what is the difference between bodily discipline and spiritual discipline? I informed him that bodily discipline has some value but spiritual discipline  holds promise for this life and for the life to come hence the life to come is of supreme importance and as a result of the above we strive and labour day in and day out as God`s servants.

I taught them that they should flee from the love of money as it is indicated in chapter 6:11-14 and they promised me that they would pursue righteousness, Godliness, faithfulness, love and many other qualities that pertains the kingdom of God. They also decided to out do the prosperity gospel using the teachings that are in our manual.

Two participants said that they were lucky to undergo this training the second time; however they said that in the first time they were unable to get some important concepts that are in the manual.    

On 22nd March 2018 I had good times with the pastors and church leaders at Chugu town. The conference had 16 participants and 6 denominations were represented. A big number of the participants from this region had theological understanding of the Bible although their frameworks were highly challenged by our teachings and the truth of the word of God in our manual. They believe a lot in the Old Testament than the way they believed in the New Testament.

I took a lot of time to elaborate how Christ took away our sins on the cross of Calvary when we believed in him and we are no longer under any curse from the world of the devil because many of them preach the gospel of breaking curses, planting seeds to eradicate poverty in their lives-enriching the prophets of doom hence remaining power due to lack of proper understanding of what Christ did on the cross. In fact, I led a big number of them to a prayer of repentance of which many were unable to withhold their tears after self-examination through the word of God in those 2½ days we were together.

The issue of church administration and how the church ought to pay the elders/pastors who run the church affairs well was also a big challenge to many because 2 of the denominations are run by the pastors who claim that the Holy Spirit is the one who tells them on what to do with the church money and no single church member should question them. I told them accountability and transparency must be observed to avoid one man show.

Finally among the six churches only one denomination had a church account with Equity Bank of Kenya. All the other pastors are carrying everything that is offered in the church but they told me that they`ll start to operate church accounts after the teachings.

God bless the ECLEA family in Jesus name.

Bishop Barnabas, Upper Eastern coordinator


Fredrick Njoroge, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

Fredrick Njoroge

Here in Nyeri and Nyandarwa region we are and will continue with this noble vision of ECLEA. On 27 Feb-1st March we conducted our first conference on Forgiveness & Reconciliation which was very successful. Our first day was so good for we had twenty participants but the following day only (15) of them turned up.

A number of questions came up and by using the manual and collective interactions we managed to satisfy them, to the extent of the majority asking the course to be repeated next time. All the manuals I had prepared were bought, which was very encouraging. This time I had produced a book kind of manual, though it has small letters.

Here are some photos of the conference:


(Thursday 8th  – Saturday 10th  March 2018)

Team Leaders: Reverend David Njeru & Reverend Peter Mwangi
Course: 1st Timothy
Venue: Jesus Mountain of Joy Ministries Church – Kawangware (Sokoni)
Number of Participants: 11
Denominations represented:
   1. Jesus Mountain of Joy Ministry
   2. Transformation Ministries
   3. Springs of Love Ministry

Summary & Highlights:
      This meeting was to be done in February in another location but the host pastor’s church was demolished as the plot where the church stands has ownership dispute though the church is not involved since they have leased the place from the same landlord.
      Generally, the participants were enthusiastic with many of them confessing that even though they have ever read Timothy, they never saw it in that manner.

Several of the participants with their ECLEA manuals     

One participant confessed how he was addicted to betting and even though he at once won some money – he never knew it was a trap. He realized the money he spent was more than what he won. It was a turnaround in his life.
                                                        Peter Mwangi teaching during the conference                                David Njeru teaching

      During day two lunch break, Rev David Njeru asked the lady who served us lunch if she would consider living joyously in eternity. She answered in affirmative and she was led to Christ. She promised to join the host church. 
                                                               Phyllis, the lady who gave her life to the Lord!

      ECLEA is making a very positive impact in East Africa. We appreciate our director Jonathan Menn and the Kenyan leadership led by Apostle Ernest Mwlistsa. 

Prepared by: Rev. David Njeru – March 10, 2018


James Kamau, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

James Kamau

Report of Wanjohi Nyandarua 1 Timothy Conference on March 21-23, 2018

The meeting had 14 participants representing 9 denominations. Tom Mboya and I did the teaching.

Here are some of the testimonies of the participants:

Rev. Joseph Mbugua expressed his thanks for teaching on the qualifications of leaders. He felt that the course will go a long way to helping him to do his pastoral work better.

Rev. Joel Mburu learned of the importance of praying out of a holy life. He was happy to know that lifting of hands is not a necessary style of praying but indicates that prayer should be out of a holy life.

Rev. Beatrice Kanyi was also happy to learn of the importance of women serving in the ministry and also praying out of a holy life, which should flow from the inside to the outside.

Here is a photo of the participants with their books:

Respectfully submitted,

James Kamau


Team Leaders: Reverend David Njeru & Reverend Peter Mwangi

Course: The Church: It’s Nature, Mission and Purpose

Venue: Jesus Mountain of Joy Ministries Church – Kawangware (Sokoni)

Number of Participants: 24

Denominations represented: 7

Summary & Highlights

One participant Raphael Kanyingi remarked that he never knew that a
church is not a building. This came as a surprise when he came to the
training and learned that Ekklessia is a gathering of people.

While doing a summary, the church government took the top most
position as the most influential lesson out of the 3 days. However, it
was emphasized that the combination of the three could be the best
with the leadership of God (theocracy) taking the central place as the

Child baptism and the Lord’s Supper also took some considerable time
in discussion as many brought in different experiences of the same.

Prepared by: Rev. David Njeru – April 20, 2018


This is my third conference this year [Forgiveness & Reconciliation, May 2018]

This course was one of the best conferences and most encouraging because:
     a. We had 22 people in attendance who were strictly the key church leaders [pastors, elders, deacons deaconesses]
     b. They all went home each with a copy
     c. Some of them demanded my contact for any clarification if need be.
I overheard them saying that they are going to plan another conference that will include other denomination that were left out. I am blessed by the way ECLEA is being received in this area.
I have attached a photo of the conference:

Rev. Fredrick [Nyeri/Nyandarwa region]


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