Bishop David Karaya of CCF Lowell,Massachusetts and other Kenyan American Pastors Fellowship(K.A.P.F)leads prayers during the Kenyan Christmas Convention held at CCF Nashua,New Hampshire Pic: Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Historical growth of KAPF in 2015 Christmas Convention Celebration
By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
The association of Kenya American Pastor’s Fellowship (KAPF) of New England marked a historical growth milestone of advancement, by holding the convention out of the state of Massachusetts, for the first time ever since its inception. The meeting was held on December 20, 2015 at Nashua, the state of New Hampshire.
All the past Meetings have being held in the state of MA, but December 20, 2015, marked a new era of growth, from “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the World”.
The meeting was hosted By Pastor David Ndungu, of Community Christian Fellowship (CCF), Nashua, who is also the Treasurer of KAPF. KAPF is registered in the State of Massachusetts as Kenya Pastors Fellowship, and DBA KAPF, and has being operational for about 10 years.
The Chairman of KAPF, Ven Peter Gachathi of Saint Paul’s Church, Lawrence Ma opened the meeting by welcoming all people and wishing them a merry Christmas and a happy new year, 2016.
The convention was also attended by the friends of Kenyans, and one of the friends of Kenyans in attendance was a resident of Nashua, Dr Sachin B. Patel, who practices internal medicine and owns Northeast Medical Group, 275 Varnum Avenue, Suite 108, Lowell Ma. Dr Patel talking on health and wellness stated that Spiritual practices, gatherings, and meditations are beneficial to the health of the mind, soul and spirit and reduces stress, restoring one to new energy and concentration of growth. Dr Patel spoke of the need of staying hydrated, and paralleled it with basic traditional beliefs, stating that once total body was as clean as once intestine was clean, and one needs to drink enough water daily, at least 60 ounces of water per day. Dr Patel emphasized of the need of eating lots of greens, and on taking meat, if one has to eat meat, to eat in moderation. Dr Patel added that it was very important to go for annual physical check up and regular check up according to once health demands. Dr Patel shared on the importance of staying away from all forms of addictions, and one should keep off from drug and alcohol addictions. Some people had landed into accidents and losses of life, due to driving under the influence. To conclude the health and wellness session, it was said that all people should have access to a Doctor for health needs, care, guidance, and instructions. Dr Patel Congratulated the Kenyan Community because of the way they had ventured and succeed in health care professions, and especially nursing field.
Rev Dr Kavale preached the word of God, from the Book of Mark Chapter 5: Verses 21-43.
Dr Kavale stated that the two things which drove the woman to touch the garment of Jesus were desperation, and faith. Dr Kavale pointed out that people should learn and practice to pray and exercise faith in Jesus. Dr Kavale said that one has nothing to lose in life by taking all personal needs to Jesus.
Bishop David Karaya of CCF Lowell did the alter call after the preaching of the word of God. Other Clergy Members who participated in the program were Rev Dr Mwaniki who prayed for the word of God, Rev Dr Kimatu who prayed for the community, Rev Wahome, Assistant Secretary, prayed for the Nations, and Rev Kihiko, the Vice Chairman prayed for the offerings. Apostle Easter and Apostle Bernard Ndirangu also were also in attendance.
The convention praise and worship team was from Calvary Evangelical Church of Dracut and was led by Pastor Lucy Chege.
The sound and DJ was under Joe of CCF Nashua. In attendance was also Joyce Muthoni, a gospel singer, visiting from Kenya. The convention concluded with dinning together at the courtesy of the hospitality team led by Mrs. Milka Ndungu, the wife of Pr Ndungu.
Rev Joseph Waiyaki, from CCF Lowell, and also Secretary of KAPF, coordinated the convention proceedings.