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Over 350 Kenyans and other nationalities gathered at the 9 month old modern, multi ethnic,Well of Worship Center in Dracut,Massachusetts,to witness the historic first time Baby/Child dedication of 9 individuals in the ministry of the Well of Worship Center.
Joyful parents,friends and families some dressed in black and white, attended the first Baby and Child dedication service held at the Well of Worship Center.
Powerful Praise and worship was lead by minister Steve, with a special presentation by Worship leader Vicky Kitonga all the way from Nairobi, Kenya.
Pastor Stanley Mungai,Pastor Dorcas Karanja of Dorcas Speaks Ministry and Gospel artist ,Minister Charity Maina also graced the joyous occassion.
Apostle George Melden and Bro Sam Mbugua welcomed all visitors and coordinated the baby & Child dedication with the Presiding Bishop,Bishop Simon Peter Kahora from Kenya Assemblies of God,Limuru,Kenya.
Carol Gitau,Esther Gitau and Esther Mwangi presented an uplifting powerful praise dance.
Bro Samuel Mbugua (Bishops Kahora’s spiritual son) invited and welcomed the preacher of the day;Bishop Simon Peter Kahora who gave a powerful sermon on the dire need to be our brothers keeper.
He was speaking from the book of Genesis citing illustrations from the Cain & Abel story in the bible. Cain is described as a crop farmer and his younger brother Abel as a shepherd. Cain was the first human born and Abel was the first human to die.Cain committed the first murder by killing Abel.
He also touched on Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God this is your true and proper worship.
During the colorful dedication service,the 9 parents and families expressed vows before God, their family, and the church,declaring their desire to raise their child in a God-honoring way.
The 9 individuals that were dedicated were Imani Muti Mbaluka,Jeanny Grace Eboa Ntamack,Happy Kahambu Nyelele,Timothy Mwaura Njuguna,Samuel Njara Gichuki,Rebecca Rose Gathuru,Sophia Nyokabi Gathuru,Jackson Ndungu Gathuru & Benjamin Kagai Kangethe.
The Congregation was reminded that Baby/Child Dedication is the act of giving back to God the gift he has given you as parents (Mark 10:14). It is an act of worship, thanksgiving, dependence, trust and commitment.
The practice of Baby/Child Dedication has been modeled throughout the Bible: Hannah brought her long-awaited son, Samuel, to the priest, Eli, to dedicate him to the Lord (I Samuel 1:24-28). Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple for his dedication (Luke 2:21- 31)
The Bible is clear that salvation only comes to a child through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that is evidenced through belief and confession (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10).Salvation is not passed on to a child through dedication.
Bishop Simon Peter Kahora is the Senior Pastor Kamirithu Kenya Assemblies of God (Limuru).
He also spends a lot of time at
the Bethel Children home for orphans.At Bethel Children’s home they offer compassionate/HIV & Aids program which assist children with food,medications,Counseling and any other medical assistance the Children may need.
We give God all the glory for a colorful occasion said Samuel Mbugua who took his son Timothy to be dedicated, just to see many families bringing their children to be dedicated to God is a huge Blessing.
It’s our joy and calling to continue to nurture them in God.Mr Samuel Mbugua is one of the Elders of the Well of Worship Center.
Well of Worship Center is located on 145 Broadway Road in Dracut,Massachusetts is one of the fastest growing Kenyan Church in the Dracut/Lowell area.
It offers ample parking space over 350 cars,a modern 300 seat capacity event hall,fully equipped with a ultra modern Kitchen facility and is available for family events such as Baby showers,Birthdays,Weddings,and other Corporate events at a very affordable rate.
Well of Worship Center is a place of Healing,Revival and Renewal and as one member said its a one stop place “a home away from home.”
At Well of Worship Center they hold regular Sunday services from 10:30Am to 1PM,regular Tuesday worship services from 6Pm,Wednesday services Ladies/Women’s fellowships from 5PM and Youth fellowship on Fridays from 6PM.
The leadership of Well of Worship Center,conveys their heartfelt gratitude and thanks for all who made the Child dedication Service a Success.
Gospel singer Vicky Kitonga coordinated the cutting of the dedication cake while the Sunday school kids sang along.
In all things give thanks! To God be the Glory!
Well Of Worship Center Communication Desk
Apostle George Melden: 832-813-9285