Call to Prayer, United Together to Stay Strong:Kenyan American Pastor’s Fellowship,N.E(KAPF)
Invites all Kenyans & Friends to Gather in a Call For Prayers for our Community & Nations
To God be the Glory. On Sunday June 21, 2015, the Kenyans and the friends of Kenyans gathered together at PCEA Neema Church in Lowell, under the Leadership of Rev Dr Karimi to celebrate the life of one of Kenyan Sons. The Church overflowed with sympathizers and comforters and people had to stand out of the sanctuary.
The clergy team was composed of Pastors from many places and countries and numbered more than 25. Bishop Wambua preached the word and said that all people who have a birth date do also have an appointed time to die, irrespective of their status. People need to prepare for the hour of departure, according to the will of our God.
Rev.Joseph Waiyaki,Secretary of the Kenya American Pastors Fellowship,New England Shake hands in jubilation with the MC for the Event Rev.Jeremiah Githere,Pastor of Grace International Church,Lowell,Massachusetts.This was during the Memorial & Fundraising Service of the Late Rachel Muteru held at Calvary Evangelical Church,Dracut Massachusetts Pic: Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Rev Venerable Gachathi, President of Kenya clergy team (KAPF/KPF) called upon all Kenyans to assemble on July 19th, 2015 in Lowell, a day set apart to humble before the Lord, reason out together and proceed on in the blessings of the Lord. In attendance on the memorial and fund raising event, there were friends of the Late Jeremiah, a PhD Student, who traveled from all walks of life, and it was composed of former classmates and roommates from Buffalo, New York and from Umass Lowell. The fiends were able to raise more than $11,000.00 with an online account set for the late Jeremiah funeral expenses. The gathering raised more than $70,000.00 in donations, to go towards funeral expenses. By Monday the donations had reached $78,000.
The wake of Jeremiah was held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at CCF Lowell, and the Sanctuary overflowed with attendance. Speaker after speaker, including a Professor of the late Jeremiah, from the university at Buffalo New York, who talked of how Jeremiah was a good brilliant student, who also gave himself in helping other students in excelling in academics. The speaker of the word, Rev Dr Karimi, speaking from the book of Job reminded the people that we are creations of God and we live according to his provisions. Let us leave according to His will and in His Love. The Kenyan community in this region has stood together and is united. The Clergy team, the community leaders, the professionals, Business people and the community members are standing together, shoulder to shoulder.
Recently, Kenyan community has experienced lots of deaths from the community members, but despite all these hard time issues, unity is exemplified in joining together to grieve, mourn and pray.
A section of some members of the Kenyan New England Pastors Fellowship /Clergy during the Late Daniel Wachira Karimi’s Thanksgiving & Memorial service held at St Stephens Anglican Church,Sunday June 14th 2015.
We have assisted each other in all that we can by God’s grace. God has seen us through these moments of high tides and floods. Let us continue to do good to mankind. Let us continually find refuge in the Rock of Ages.
The clergy team is requesting all Kenyans and Friends to gather together on July 19th 2015 at 4.00 PM. The gathering will congregate at Neema PCEA Church in Lowell, to worship, praise and pray together. All Clergy members and all Community leaders are requested to sensitize this gathering of UNITED TOGETHER TO STAY STRONG for each other.
Ven Peter Gachathi President,President of the Kenyan American Pastors Fellowship in New England at the Well of Worship Center Dracut,shares a word of encouragement,during the Late Samson Mwangi Kimenyi Memorial service.He reiterated on the need for the Community call for Prayer on our Nation and Community behalf, on July 19th 2015 at Neema PCEA Church Lowell,Massachusetts Pic: Sam Mwaura /Samrack Media
Please come and let us reclaim our promises, regain our strength and proceed together in Unity. Every foot print of a Kenyan community member is important. Come and let us re sharpen each other, recalculate and proceed on together on our destiny to the Promised Land.
We are blessed of the Lord and we will assemble together at the altar of the lord and offer our selves, families and friends, as living sacrifices to His Glory. Come one, Come all.
Rev Joseph Waiyaki MBA, MST, MDBA
Thank You All Appreciation:Daniel Wachira laid to rest in Kenya
We thank you all who contributed in any way to help us repatriate the body of Daniel Wachira Karimi to Kenya and give him an honorable send off. May the Lord bless you.
We rested Daniel well at Kagio, Kirinyaga County accompanied by hundreds of family, friends and well wishers.
Honorable men and women were in attendance for Daniel Wachira Karimi’s burial
Rev Carl Phillipp Kihato closes with Blessing & Prayer after the body of Daniel Wachira was laid to rest
APPRECIATION/THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LABOR OF LOVE: Jeremiah Ndegwa Karanja
Jeremiah Karanja’s family wants to take this opportunity first and foremost to thank God who has shown us unmerited favor throughout the passing of our late Jeremiah Karanja. We appreciate all the servants of God headed by Jeremiah’s pastor, Dr Karimi Mumbui who tirelessly worked day and night to bring the funeral arrangements to completion. Jeremiah was buried on June 29, 2015 in Nyandarua county, Kenya.We appreciate all the family and friends who came to show spiritual, emotional and financial support in our greatest time of need. Our many thanks goes out to the diaspora Kenyans, the U-mass Lowell, University of Buffalo communities, Elburgon, Nyandarua and Molo communities in Kenya. Before his departure, Jeremiah wrote these words in his diary, “ Romans12:12. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulations, be constant in prayer.”Jeremiah shall remain in our hearts, gone but not forgotten.
..but those who trust in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.”#Isaiah 40:31Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep #psalms127:1