Humanitarian Mission in Garsen
It was a very grateful and blessed day for the people of Garsen in kilifi County for they were visited by the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church In Kenya, Rev Bishop Joseph Ntombura who was accompanied by the Conference Secretary Rev .Isaya Daye and ten bishops from the Methodist Synods in Kenya and Tanzania.
Their mission was to share love, peace, and console the residents. The delegates gave them donations which were collected from all the Synods, making a total of over Ksh 500.000, food stuff, clothes and also Bibles. The Kaaga Synod lead by their Bishop Catherine Mutua and the women fellowship also presented their special donation of ksh 100,000 to the Mck Singwaya women fellowship.
The donations were made to support those people who were affected by the clashes, whereby 10 people were killed, more than 30 people lost their property and others were displaced.
The Presiding bishop in his message assured the resident of God’s love and also the love of all the Methodist Church in Kenya which was been demonstrated by their visit.“We want you to feel that you belong to a family associated with Jesus Christ” the Presiding Bishop told the residents. Saying when a member of a family is affected the other members are equally affected. He told them that their fellowship was not for the items donated but for spiritual healing in the area and thus sending a message to hell that they belong to the most high God.
He continued by assuring them from the scriptures of John 10:10 “The thieve comes only to steel, kill and destroy property; I have come that they may have life and have it in full”. Assuring them that those who are in Jesus Christ should not fear because the devil can only kill but cannot take the life that Jesus gave. The presiding Bishop gave them his prophetic message from the book of 2 Tim: 1:7″ For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” .Encouraging them to believe in God and live like brother for that was the will of God.
The message of love was also emphasized by all the bishops who addressed the resident during the humanitarian mission.
Earlier in the day the Presided Bishop received a donation of a microscope from Mr. Gabriel Teo from Malaysia who also supports students from Singwaya Synod. The microscope will be used by the Shirikisho Methodist Dispensary.
The Presiding Bishop with his team paid a courtesy call to the County Commissioner Mr. Mike Kimoko who complemented them for their support to the affected people and assured them of security in the area which was improved by imposing a 6pm curfew.
We give glory to God for his protection throughout the mission.
May God bless you.