Dear Beloved in Christ,
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support. I am forever grateful to God for your partnership in the building up of God’s kingdom. The love you have shown towards the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has been a great source of blessing and encouragement.
I believe you had a great Holiday season, and that you entered the new year of 2018 with high expectations from the Lord. After a year of busy schedules and several health issues, we were able to start the New Year refreshed and ready to get on with ministry. I want to share a bit of what has been going on since the first of January. Remember, this is all possible because you have joined in support of this ministry.
A lot happened this year that easily qualifies 2017 the worst in the history of independent Kenya. In 2017, Kenyans experienced a number of challenges ranging from political unrest, slow economic growth, job layoffs, and inflation to high cost of living. In that year, the country experienced great turmoil that had a common denominator; death. In the early part of the year that has just ended, doctors went on a strike that lasted approximately 100 days. The number of patients who died as a result has not been established to date.
As Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC), we were also affected by the situation and my department didn’t get any financial assistance to start the project as we planned. Yet I didn’t close my hands and give up. I participated in some activities concerning women in advocacy training on human rights and consultation on the new Africa Union gender strategy; and a public forum on preventing violence and sustaining global interventions: lessons and implications for Kenya.
God to build a hedge of protection around President Uhuru, his Deputy President, opposition leaders and their families, the Cabinet, all national leadership. And God keep Kenya from the spirit of division, both political and ethnic.
Pray for OAIC, so that this year we can have financial assistance for all departments.
Pray for peace, in my home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I want to thank you affectionately for your love, your prayers and your support for me during this year, thank you also for praying for me that I stay in the will of God wherever he calls me. I need God’s guidance for my life, his light to enlighten my ways. I also need prayers for my family wherever they are so that God keep them safe.
Your Mission Co-worker,
Brigitte Katshiete Eale
Rev. Brigitte Eale serves as a long-term volunteer with the OAIC. This appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, Our Church’s Wider Mission, and your special gifts.