Kenyan Safari

Posted by ADVENTUR on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The morning I arrived in Nairobi on the last day of August, following an overnight flight, I managed to have a little rest, before going to teach at two Leaders' Seminars that afternoon and preach at what they called a 'Revival Service' in the evening.

"Next morning I flew on to Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya, to teach at Leaders' Meetings, and visit various homes and orphanages.

"When I arrived at Covenant Orphanage, the 200 children were at lessons and I was invited to speak in each classroom. The behaviour of the children was impeccable, rising to their feet when I entered, and expressing appreciation, when it was time to leave.

"In mid-September I flew across country to Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city, to be joined by Inverness lawyer David Masson and heating engineer Colin Turner from Auldearn.

"Again, it was teaching pastors at Seminars, plus preaching at Open Air meetings in the late afternoons on quite rickety platforms. Crowds soon gathered.

"Teaching leaders was the priority, and the attentive listening of 80 or 90 pastors was impressive. Some had travelled quite a distance to attend, on foot or by bicycle, sleeping on straw mats each night in the church building.

"The invitation to visit Kenya arose when some pastors attended the teaching Seminars in Kampala, Uganda, last December, and asked if we would come out to Kenya and help establish the new churches, giving sound teaching. These fellowships are brimming with life but spiritual food is required to encourage growth and maturity and endurance.

"Most of the teaching took place in the suburban slums, or away out in the country across some quite rough terrain. When I looked at the tyres of the vehicles in which we were travelling, I thought I had seen more rubber on the end my pencil.

"On the journey home I had a meeting at Nairobi airport with three pastors who presented an invitation to do further teaching next year when they said they could guarantee that around 200 would attend.

"O, that we could see such a spiritual hunger in Scotland."

Sandy Shaw

Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship

Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children's Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

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