Agriculture Week Celebration
29th September, 2013 marked the end of the ongoing Agriculture week which started from the 22nd September 2013 and saw every Synod in the Methodist Church in Kenya plant 1000 trees in their location.The plantation will be known as Methodist green belt
One of the first assignments given by God to man after creation was that of taking care of the garden of Eden and tilling it. This brings tremendous significance and dignity to the realm of agriculture. A productive and well cared for agricultural landscape, a just and market friendly policy environment should be a testimony of our Christian Faith.
If majority of our faithful are farmers then the voice of God from the pulpit must address the agricultural sector or else the church becomes disconnected from the daily lives of its members. Therefore as the Methodist Church in Kenya we seek to restore the dignity of agriculture by celebrating and giving thanks to God together with the farmer during the Agriculture week.
The Presiding Bishop Rev. Joseph Ntombura also participated in the event by planting a tree at the St Peter’s Methodist Church in Langata, where he was accompanied by the Nairobi Synod Bishop, Samuel Kathia and the Superintendent Minister of Langata Circuit Rev. Hosea Kimanthi.
The Presiding Bishop, who was also the speaker of the day, officially launched the Strategic plan of the Church and received the land’s title deed from the Chairman of the Church Mr. D.K Rarama. He also dedicated a car which was recently bought by the Church.
In his sermon the Presiding Bishop urged the worshipers to be good managers of their time as he read from the books of 1Chronicles 12:23-37, Proverbs 22:2, Ephesians 5:16, and Revelation3:15. He further added that God needs people who are inspired by him to inspire others and also that God is calling for an army motivated by his love and anointed by his Spirit.
He concluded by saying that it is God’s desire to fill the Church with people who would be like the sons of Issachar mentioned in 1Chronicles 12:32, who were discerning of the times and knew what the nation of Israel had to do and when to do it.If all of us could do this we could avoid the problems that come with poor management of time.
The presiding Bishop who was also accompanied by his wife Mrs. Pauline Ntombura and his daughter Olive Ntombura were appreciated by the Church with some gifts together with the Synod Bishop and his wife Mrs. Lilian Gacheri Kathia.