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Kenya

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):


Barnabas Mpekethi, ECLEA-Kenya national coordinator

May 2021
Last week I conducted AA CONFERENCE at Karatina Town; We did The Church: Its Nature, Mission,and Purpose.

The forms of Church government—Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Congregational were of great concern to all the students. We also had many questions from the students when we were dealing with the seven sacraments and the two rites that Jesus Christ instituted (Holy Communion and Baptism). One student said that he must baptize everyone who joins his Church irrespective of whether they were baptized in their previous Church or Churches. Some thought that Baptism was the way to Heaven while others believed it was just an event like any other events in the Church.

          

Our manual was able to correct every student's understanding and belief. Many of them said that their frameworks were highly challenged and shaped by our teachings. God bless ECLEA.

Bishop Barnabas

Thomas Mwai, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

The following are the reports of our 1st half of AA ECLEA conference 2021

February 1st-3rd 2021
We did the Book of James at House of Favor International Tassia where we hosted 10 Pastors drawn mainly from Pentecostals. We mainly dealt with the practical ministry dealt with deeply in James like faith with works, tongue and the source of Church divisions and their source. This book was very encouraging to pastors especially this time of great trial and how the church should help those in need as that is the true religion.

March 18th-20th 2021
We did Biblical Stewardship at Githurai Gerizim Ministries where we hosted 12 pastors. We noted that whatever pastors have been teaching all through could not face real attack because many Christians have left the faith due to hardships of Covid 19. We saw the need of ECLEA teachings at this time more than before because the teachings are real true to the word of God.

April 8th-10th 2021
We did Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Grace & Power Church Kiganjo where we had an average of 11 pastors. We learnt of cases whereby pastors have parted company in ministry and lived in unforgiveness. Somebody commented that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die.

The teaching of ECLEA could not have come at a better time like now because we realized that many Christians in the face of real attack could not make it. These are the times people have lost businesses, lost their loved ones and face so many real challenges. We have a very easy time teaching because these teachings are the true reflection of the word of God.

Regards, Thomas (Kiambu ECLEA Coordinator)

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Fredrick Njoroge, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

My second conference was at the beginning of April and it was so good. We were learning about Forgiveness and Reconciliation. We had a very good number in this conference—more than 25 participants. More desire to continue to grow to learn.

Fredrick Njoroge

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James Kamau, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

ECLEA REPORT FOR KAWANGWARE MEETING HELD ON 24-25 MARCH 2021. TOPIC; BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION. VENUE. GOSPEL EQUIPPERS MINISTRY CHURCH KAWANGARE 46.

This Meeting continued well at the mentioned dates. The teachers were James N. Kamau and Monica Wambui. It had 12 delegates. The following Major Denominations were represented.
   1. ALPHA MISSION CHURCH.
   2. GOSPEL EQUIPPERS MINISTRY CHURCH.
   3. RIRUTA BAPTIST CHURCH
   4. HOLINESS CHURCH
   5. GOSPEL FURTHERING CHURCH
   6. MOUNT OLIVE MINISTRIES CHURCH

REPORTS
PASTOR ZABLON TIEMA was greatly helped by the Cultural Context. He also learnt on the importance of looking at the word on its application to the original recipients and its application to us today.

DEACON JOHN learnt a lot, but the issue of Framework came out clearly for him. He realized that this is the reason many people are unable to receive the Gospel because of a faulty framework.

PASTOR JOSHUA benefited much from the manual which he said it was well written, helping him to easily understand how to interpretate the Bible. He also benefited from learning the importance of Bible Contexts and staying on the line.

DOROTHY, an Ecd teacher, learnt on the importance of Observation, Interpretation, and Application. She also learnt on the importance of reading Scripture in its Context.

           

Indeed the Church of Jesus Christ was equipped and edified. Thanks to the ECLEA Sponsorship for making the meeting possible.

Respectfully submitted, James Kamau

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Robert Mwago, ECLEA-Kenya regional coordinator

February 2021--Karurina

It's my hope that all is well with you. Here is to let you know that we yesterday wound up our conference on Biblical Stewardship. This was not the first time we did the course here. Half of the audience in attendance had been trained on this course before. What was amazing is how they were able to articulate what they had been taught before. For those attending for the first time were so grateful for what they learned.

When it came to the stewardship of the body, many could relate well as covid-19 has occasioned a rare sensitivity to cleanliness, especially the washing of hands, and coughing "responsibly", and avoiding unnecessary shaking of hands as we must be good keepers of one another, and we must be good stewards of our relationships. Much blessings to you.
Robert,
In His vineyard

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Ernest Mwilitsa, ECLEA-Kenya national coordinator

Hope you started the year 2021 well. We also thank God for seeing us through. We had a wonderful meeting in Shinyalu on the book of James, where the attendance was 43 leaders. The sin of partiality, trials and the tongue carried the day. According to testimonies the sin of partiality has adversely affected all the churches in the area. One leader testified that he didn't know that it was sin. 

A pastor's wife suggested that we all repent because in one way or another we are culprits. They have highly recommended ECLEA teachings which have transformed many churches in the area. The materials are now used in churches on Sunday during teaching sessions.

God bless you, Ernest Mwilitsa

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