Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu
Groping for Support
by Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu
Rev Dr Joseph Kimatu to Launch “Groping for Support” Book Sunday December 2,2018
In life, we are most of the time grappling with something, in our hearts, our minds; tangible or intangible things. Some fights are simple and small, others are hard and long. Of them all, there is no greater fight than when one is wrestling with loss and especially the loss of a loved one. In this fight, no one is spared. Loss touches us all. Unfortunately, it is normally coupled with grief. We mourn over our losses. The loss of life being more intense and impactful than other losses. When it comes, sometimes at very unexpected time, we are left weak, discouraged, unarmed, and searching. Sorrow and sadness take its toll on us. However, with support, and of course God’s grace and mercy, we pull through. If support is forthcoming from both these sources, we heal and overcome the grief faster.
If support is not coming, grief weighs heavily on us and we mourn for a long time, sometimes for life. Unattended grief is debilitating. It comes with many complications. It affects our whole being, physically, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and socially. That’s why support is integral to those who are in such situations. I have been there, and I am sure you too have been there. Groping for Support (a product of 8 years of research) is the Book for you and me. It’s a book that helps us recognize what those who lose their loved ones go through, sensitizes us to realize they need our support, disseminates the understanding of the inner cry for support that emanates from loss and suggests ways in which we can be of assistance. This is a book for all of us, individuals, support groups, churches and other organizations. From reading this book, Groping for Support, we will learn to offer support. We all need it, but some need it most.
Get yourself a copy.
The Launching of the book will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3 pm at Ushindi Presbyterian Church, 450 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851.
The author of the Groping for Support: When Death Strikes Far Away, is the Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu whose post-graduate studies have been on Psychology, Pastoral Care and Counseling. He’s also a Board Certified Chaplain, a pastor, mentor and an instructor. That wealth of learning and experience has been put into this book. Get yourself a copy. It will leave us all the better. Supporting one another against our common enemy, Grief, is the way to go.
God bless you all.
Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu
(M.DIV., MACM, D. MIN., DD.)