Our first day back in Kenya after our 2013 furlough (31 January 2014), we received an email from our friend and co-worker, Kenson ole Otuni (he’s the director of the CCC / CMF training center in Ewaso Ng’iro). He reported 2013 had been a good year for church planting in the Narok Central Cluster. Three new rural congregations serve the communities of Esupetai, Oldoinyo Orasha, and Orgilai. A fourth church plant is underway in the London Estate in northern Narok (this fourth is in an urban, multi-tribal context).
But the good news doesn’t stop there! In December 2013, there were 48 baptisms within those new churches. The Narok Central Cluster (where we lived the first year of our second term) is not unusual in this number of baptisms and church plants. It’s just there are more church leaders in that cluster who have email access. In fact, we also heard from Muya Ololkukum, the minister of the congregation at Endoinyo Erinka (where we lived our first term), who tells us that in December there were 78 baptisms in the Mara South cluster. Meisisi Enkai! Emaisisi Olaitoriani lang te nashe! (May God be praised! Let us all praise our Lord with thanksgiving!)
May these new disciples, who have now been immersed in water but buried and made alive in Christ, continue to grow in their new life in Jesus.
Here are a few pictures from those being clothed in Christ in the Narok Central Cluster.