Pray with Kenya, July 18, 2021
Lectionary Selection: Mark 6:30-34,53-56
Prayers for Kenya
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to thank you and to worship you for who you and what you do for us. The same way you gathered apostles around you for them to give you an account of the mission you entrusted to them, we also come the same today to tell you our shortfalls, concerns, desires and ask you for blessings.
Lord Jesus, we want to spend time with you. Bring us in the place where you want to teach and show us your ways. Do not leave us alone, embark us in your boat since we want learnt from you. Despite the fatigue and the weakness of our body, we ask you to give us your strengths so that we continue to serve you.
Compassionate Lord, have pity on us. Most of time we tend to do things on our own ways and we appear like sheep without shepherd. We pray that you teach us things of the kingdom which we are still ignorant.
Let our faith be anchored in your Word. Let your presence opens eyes of many who have not yet recognize who you are up to date. We pray Lord that your healing hand be upon many who are laid down in their beds at hospitals and at homes suffering from COVID-19 pandemic.
We pray and believe that you have heard our prayer in Jesus’ name.
Mission Stewardship Moment from Kenya
Advocacy for gender justice particularly in Africa has been done mainly by women and as a women’s issue. Nevertheless, the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) recognizes that men are critical allies for gender equality and are often strong drivers for change, especially in patriarchal societies. They can contribute to the transformation of toxic masculinities into transformative masculinities among men and boys.
Platforms of Male Champions for Gender Justice have been established in pilot African Countries in order to accelerate actions against all forms of GBV disproportionately affecting women and girls during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. On May 19, 2021, Rev. Prof. Bosela Eale went to the DRC to launch the program. 10 men’s champions were selected and commissioned in a ceremony graced by the DRC Minister of Gender, Excellence Gisele Ndaya Luseba. Champions among others are a General of DRC Army Forces, a Member of Parliament, a President of Salvation Army’s University, the 1st Vice President of the church of Christ in Congo, a University Professor, a CEO of an oil company, etc.
We went to Congo-Brazzaville to train member churches for civic education and election observation. Among churches were catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical, etc.
We are planning for two major events in November 2021 from my desk.
- A Symposium on misleading Theologies with the theme “Controversies of Theologies of Healing and Heath. 100 participants are expected from AACC member churches across the continent.
- A Consultation on The Future of Theological Education for Growth of Churches and Society in Africa. This consultation is hosted by AACC in collaboration with all theological Networks, Christian organizations, and churches in Africa of all tendencies. 100 theologians, scholars, and church leaders are expected.
Pray for wisdom and God’s guidance as we plan the two events that will be held back to back from November 21 to 28.
Prayer and Mission Moment by Bosela Eale
Mission Partners in Kenya
- All Africa Conference of Churches
- National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)
- Organization of African Instituted Churches
- Presbyterian Church of East Africa
- Programme for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa
- St Paul’s United Theological College
Global Ministries Mission Co-worker in Kenya
Bosela Eale is jointly appointed by the CGMB and the All Council of Churches with the specific assignment of Director of Peace, Diakonia, and Development Office. His appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples’ Mission Fund, Our Churches Wider Mission, and your special gifts. Make a gift that supports the work of Bosela Eale