At the beginning of December 2018, our mission team visited the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya in response to an invitation from the Sudanese refugee churches there.
We went for four days with a specific message to support and encourage the leaders of the Sudanese churches. It was timely and relevant to their current situation in Kakuma where Sudanese refugees have been living for many years without any concrete hope of returning to their country as well as a growing uncertainty whether they can continue to stay in the refugee camp. The specific message we took was from Exodus 23:20 "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared." This passage taken to the Sudanese senior pastors and leaders brought hope and courage and resulted in deep prayer.
Led by a senior pastor of a Nairobi church, another team of 15 experienced pastors visited Juba, the capital of South Sudan, for two weeks of prayer and ministry with the churches in Juba and areas West of the Nile where thousands of Sudanese have found refuge as it is more peaceful than the east side. They prayed especially for revival and restoration, as well as a spiritual awakening, throughout the country.
I have been reminded of Jesus' sudden need to move as a child to go to Egypt for safety and gained a new understanding, that God Himself has a great concern for the refugee. The challenge to Christians in settled nations is to pray for the unsettled multitudes on every continent fleeing for safety until they can return to their homelands or settle somewhere else. God understands what it feels like to be homeless, helpless, unsettled, orphaned, hungry, and vulnerable in a foreign land.
Pray with us in these early months of 2019 for a possible mission to North Bor, South Sudan, via Kakuma in March.
Meanwhile at Tazamia, the prayer center in Kitale near Mt. Elgon, much prayer is being focused on a fresh visitation for revival across the East African region. Tazamia’s mission is based on Ps. 91:1, to be a place where the Lord calls anyone who will take time to seek his face, and to be awakened to revival across East Africa.
May 2019 be a year of challenge and encouragement to each one of you.