TO GOD BE THE GLORY
As we look back to the beginning of this year, we can only say praise God from whom all blessings flow. The Church in Kenya has gone through lots of difficult times. People were constantly asking us about the state of the Adventist Church in Kenya. Today we can say the Church in Kenya remains a united force for the glory of God.
MANY HAVE TRIED TO DETERMINE WHAT CONSTITUTES THE ESSENTIAL HUMAN ENDEAVOR. FOR SOME IT IS TO BE KNOWN AND FOR OTHERS IT IS TO BE LOVED. FOR MANY IT IS TO MAKE A LASTING MARK ON THE WORLD SO THAT THE IMPACT OF ONES LIFE CONTINUES TO HAVE SIGNIFICANCE.
At the heart of each pursuit is the sense that human life, no matter how frail or fleeting, is of great value and this value is appreciated when one life becomes truly aware of another.
Every heart wants to be cherished, every mind understood and every voice heard.
In the pages of Holy Scripture we hear God saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” and “I have loved you with an everlasting love” and we realize that we are known more completely and loved more deeply by our Creator than in any human experience.
It is divine love.
Although not every gesture of love demands a response, our Creator loves us and then invites us to respond.
What response does God want to divine love?
God wants to be known and to be loved. Moreover, God wants to live in our hearts but this invitation must come from us. Ultimately God wants to make an imprint on our lives that will last for eternity.
You are invited to discover for yourself the rich resources that Seventh-day Adventists have found on the journey in response to God’s invitation.
A WEEKLY DATE WITH GOD
EVEN THOUGH “I’M TOO BUSY!” HAS BECOME THE CATCH PHRASE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, WHICH IS OFTEN “A BOAST DISGUISED AS A COMPLAINT”1, SCIENTISTS ARE DISCOVERING THAT WE PERFORM BETTER AND ACHIEVE MORE IF WE TAKE A BREAK2 3.
Seventh-day Adventists believe God gave us the secret to performing our best when He asked us to, “Remember the Sabbath day . . . on [the seventh day] you shall not do any work” (Exodus 20:8-10).
For Adventists like Natalie Nawaikalou, Sabbath is the day they look forward to all week. “It’s the day when I don’t have to get up at 5 a.m. and rush off to work, consumed by traffic and busyness,” says Natalie Nawaikalou, a full-time primary teacher who spends three hours each day commuting for work. “It is the day I can take as much time to hang out with God, His Word, His creation and His people, and not feel guilty because I’m not off doing something else I’m supposed to.”
Every week, Adventists have a special date with God—a guilt-free break from work and a whole day to deepen our friendship with the Creator of the universe.
GOD’S CONTINUING CONVERSATION
GLOBALIZATION AND INCREASED MEANS OF TRAVEL MAKE IT EASIER FOR LOVED ONES TO LIVE APART FROM EACH OTHER. LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS ARE ON THE RISE, BE IT PARTNERS STATIONED OVERSEAS FOR WORK OR A CHILD MOVING INTERSTATE TO STUDY.
Unsurprisingly, Skype has become one of the most popular Internet tools in the world. In May last year, the company announced a milestone: 35 million concurrent users on Skype—a mere week after announcing a milestone of 34 million users.
When it comes to the people we love, we want to keep in touch, regardless the distance. While Seventh-day Adventists believe prophecy is a “prediction of what will happen in the future,” 1 we also know that it has to do with much more—it has to do with God’s deep desire to stay in contact with the people He loves—us.
Throughout history, God used prophets to provide His beloved children with comfort, guidance, instruction and correction. When they lost their way, He sent “prophets to the people to bring them back to him.”2 When they started to despair, He sent prophets to encourage.3 And when they needed someone to talk to, God listened and replied through his prophets. 4
God’s prophets are His messengers, appointed to speak His words. 5 Our human nature made it impossible to for us to see God face-to-face. But just because we have to keep our distance does not mean He must remain silent.
Adventists believe prophecies are God’s way of continuing his conversation with us. And ultimately, “it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus” 6, the epitome of God’s message of love—that He would die for us to save our souls.
Everyone can do something to hasten the coming of Jesus! “We have no time to lose. Every moment is golden and altogether too precious to be devoted merely to self-serving. “Jesus is Coming! Get Involved!”
The urgency of Total Member Involvement (TMI) requires everyone to do something for Jesus in winning souls for Him!
Seventh-day Adventists strive daily to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ to become more like Him. The heart of our mission is to help others realize the hope found in experiencing a personal relationship with a living God and loving Saviour, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.Read More
We look forward to Jesus’ coming and strive to help those in West Kenya Region and beyond learn of Jesus’ love, His gift of Salvation to all people, and how to be ready for His return.