You've probably seen on the news what's going on in Kenya right now. This is a letter from a Kenyan pastor who works with e3 Partners Ministry. Some of the e3 Trainers in Kenya have been affected by the violence.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Receive greetings in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I trust that you are doing fine as you continue to lift Kenya before the throne of grace.
Right now our beloved country is at the cross roads. Right now about 75,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Houses and business premises have been destroyed and hundreds of people have lost their lives and many have been injured.
People are not yet gone to their places of work. In fact some business premises are still closed, including food stores. The ones that are open, have sold out the essential food items and prices of food have started going up. Public transport is not yet back to normal. We are now experiencing fuel or gas shortage in the country, due to transportation problems. The fuel tanks cannot take fuel to the gas stations because of the violence.
We are experiencing chaos in most of the major cities and towns in the country. In fact yesterday we had a lot of engagements between the police and the youth around Nairobi, due to the cancellation of the rally which was to be held in Nairobi.
This is not what we are used to in Kenya. Kenya has been known as a peaceful country; it has been known as the mother of peace in Africa.
Continue to pray, as you have been praying :
· for this country, so that peace and tranquility can prevail in our beloved country
· the people of Kenya can co-existed together, we need to continue to do so.
Yesterday, Bishop Desmond Tutu arrived in Nairobi from South Africa in order to help in mediating the two sides and to find a solution in the political crisis and conflict. Even as the two sides start talking we pray that, violence and destruction of properties will come to an end.
Our church and other Christians in the country have started prayer and fasting for the restoration of peace and tranquility. We ask you to do the same for Kenya. Every day our church members will be meeting for prayers at 4:00 p.m. in the Church ( 12:00pm Central Tine in the US). We are asking God to give us peace, unity, and a safe co-existence of all peoples of Kenya. We are praying that communities will stop attacking each other. We pray that the conflict will be looked at conclusively, where everybody is a winner and the country is held high.
Thank you and may God bless you in all you are doing in His Kingdom.
Yours In His Service,
Rev. Joe Michael Kamau
E3 Partners Ministry – Kenya