The Very Reverend Bernard and Eunice Muindi
Celebrating the Life of The Very Rev. Bernard Muindi, Great Partner and Friend of The Outreach Foundation
We’re saddened to announce the recent death of the Rt. Rev. Bernard Muindi, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church in East Africa, former pastor of the Riamukurwe Parish at Nyeri, and visionary advocate for the needs of vulnerable children at Nyeri and beyond. His daughter, Anne, shared with us that the scriptures he selected for his funeral service are Joshua 1:1-9 and 2 Timothy 4:1-8. He has indeed fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. Please hold his widow, Eunice, in your prayers, along with all his family and the parish and denomination that he served. The following letter was sent to the Presbyterian Church of East Africa from Executive Director Rob Weingartner:
Rev. Peter Kaniah Kariuki, PCEA Secretary General
Rt. Rev. Julius G. Mwamba, Moderator of the 21st General Assembly
Rev. Alfred Mugendi Kanga, Deputy Secretary General
Dear brothers in Christ,
Greetings in the name of our blessed Lord Jesus. We received the sad but not unexpected news that The Very Rev. Bernard Muindi went to be with the Lord. Please receive our heart-felt condolences and know that we hold in our prayers The Very Rev. Muindi’s family, especially his wife, Eunice, the Riamukurwe Parish, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, and all who were touched by the love and faith of this dear saint. We give thanks and praise to God for the goodness and truth that passed from Rev. Muindi’s life into the lives of others, including our own.
Rev. Muindi has been an important partner in mission to The Outreach Foundation for many years, and we will continue to be inspired by his indefatigable passion for serving destitute and vulnerable children, “the least of these” in the words of our Lord.
Though not a man of great physical stature, Rev. Muindi’s spiritual stature was evidenced clearly in his deep faith in Jesus Christ and his desire to obey him, by his deep love for the church and his commitment to its health in ministry and mission, and through the countless lives, including so many children, that he shaped in good and godly ways.
Thanks be to God for this remarkable servant! He has come to know what Paul described in his second letter to Timothy: “As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
May the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Robert J. Weingartner
The Outreach Foundation