In the University’s calendar, there is a day in each semester when the whole KHEU family gathers for prayer and fasting. On Friday, September 21, 2012 we had one of such glorious moments in our university chapel. Pr. John Sang, the financial controller at Tenwek Hospital spoke in this event. He shared from Isaiah 58, admonishing the church concerning true worship. The passage describes true worship as: doing justice to all and especially the weak in our communities; sharing food with the hungry; giving shelter to the homeless; giving clothes to those who need them; “… then your salvation will come like the dawn, … and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the Lord will answer…” (Isaiah 58:8-9).
We had several prayer praises and prayer needs. Some of which are: thanking God for His providence as an institution; bringing new students to our university. We prayed for the Church, Supporters of KHEU, Leadership of our institution; peace for our country (Kenya) especially the Tana region, Government of Kenya among others. In the recent past, Kenya has been termed as a striking nation; this is because of the national strike for the government teachers and doctors that went on for weeks. We praise God that at the time of writing this report the teachers’ strike has been called off and the students are back to school.
We are witnessing great things that God is doing in our University. Celebrate with us, and if you need prayer let us know and we will pray with you.
Evangelism Outreach (September 21st- 24th, 2012)
Our mission at Kenya Highlands Evangelical University is to advance the Kingdom of God and serve society by integrating faith with scholarship. In pursuit of this mission, a group of 26 students left for Buchenge village (close to Chepseon) on Friday, September 21, 2012 for an evangelistic outreach. On that Friday night, they were able to do two meetings which were attended by about 200 people. They shared about God’s love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ came and offered His life so that in Him we could have life and have it in abundance.
On Saturday morning (September 22), we were able to do door to door evangelism. In this event we reached 129 people, among whom 57 gave their lives to Jesus Christ. This is indeed a prayer praise!!!! In the afternoon and later that evening, we did two meetings at Tabain shopping centre and at Buchenge church. 500 people attended these meetings. After hearing the gospel of Christ’s love several asked for prayer.
Sunday (23rd) marked the climax of our outreach. 600 people came to worship with us at Buchenge Africa Gospel Church. Some church leaders who came to conclude the event with us include: Pr. Ben Laboso (Chepkutung’ Area Director), Rev. Julius Tonui, Rev. Philip Ketter (KHEU dean of students), and Rev. Henry Ng’eno (Education Director, AGC-Kenya). God vividly confirmed that He loved the people of Buchenge through the message shared and the fellowship we all experienced during the worship service.
As the evangelism team, we are indeed thankful to God for what He did in and through our lives this past weekend. We were also transformed and caused to grow in our individual Christian lives. We witnessed God doing a new thing in people’s lives and our joy was that the weekend was a success.
Prayer needs: Pray for the new converts; pray that God will rekindle the passion for service at the church.
Prayer praises: Thank God for those who supported us financially and in prayer to enable this ministry to go on.
It was a blessed weekend not only for us the KHEU family but also for the people they were able to witness to.