For close to three decades, Trans World Radio Kenya has been taking her listeners for a walk through the bible through a Radio series called 'Neno Litaendelea' ( The Word will continue). The program is a partnership adoption of Dr.John Vernon McGee Through the Bible series (T.T.B) that has been translated in more than 100 languages and dialects according to their website.
The program has transformed and continues to impact many lives. Those whose lives have been changed through the sermons continue to enjoy the benefits of knowing the Lord as we recently discovered when we received a letter with this testimony from listener who has been listening to the series ever since it started in Kenya.
To the Producer
Receive greetings in the name of The Most High. From me here in Kapomboi. I would like to say thank you to the producers of Neno Litaendelea programs because of the teachings and lessons you deliver through the sermons. I remember when I used to work as a Shamba boy (Gardener) in Nairobi in the upper class estate of Runda from 1991 to 2000. I really loved listening to the program through the national broadcaster (KBC radio). I loved the program because during this period I was very bitter with my parents especially my dad because in my early life he had refused to educate us despite having a stable job of a tractor driver for a big agricultural corporation.
He instead opted to spend all his money on alcohol while we struggled in the village. We used to go to school without proper uniform and barefoot and when we would be sent home for school fees, we would wait for some days then go back to school without any money because whenever you asked for anything you would be beaten with a metal rod. I thank God, I played hide seek with the school until I cleared my high school without paying fees. All my school, life I did not wear shoes.
Fast forward, years later after high school I moved to capital city to look for a job and it is when I started listening to the program. By this time things had changed for my parents and they were living in old age poverty in the village as I harbored great resentment towards them in the city. The more I continued to listen to the program the more I found myself developing a forgiving heart and sometimes when I remembered the day’s preaching, I could go to the post office and send money to them. Sometimes I would buy clothes and other items then go and visit them. When I saw the kind of life they were now living, instead of anger I felt a lots of pity. All this was because of the Word of the lord that was speaking to my heart, soul and mind through radio.
They were sleeping hungry and were moving from one home to another looking for a place to sleep. This was because in 1985 when my father retired, the company paid him some money and since he had spent many years working in the British owned farms far from our rural home, he could not return there because he couldn’t trace the route back and at the same time he was uncertain of what awaited him there. During this time I was living with my elder sister who was already married in a place called Cheptais. You see am the 6th born in a family of 9 children, four boys and five girls. However the childhood hardships had separated us from our parents because all my elder siblings had left the house in search of a better life. Only my three younger siblings were left with my parents.
My parents together with my three siblings were dropped in remote area called Cyprus on your way to West Pokot where they met an old man who was moved by their predicament and he gave them his kitchen to live in. Later I also went to live with them and life became tough and I had move to Nairobi to look for a job. My parents later found themselves homeless.
I really thank God for his blessings I was able to save and buy land for our family the same land where I gave them a beffiting sendoff when the Lord called them home.
My dear let The Word of The Lord continue and may it built a testimony on others like it did to my life. Nowadays when am in the farm and it reaches 9:30 Am my wife brings the Radio to the farm and she makes this remarks “Neno itaendelea” meaning The Word will continue. It gives me much joy that to know that she knows my testimony and she appreciates my love for the Word and the program.
Lastly I request if you could send me the program copy where Pastor shared about sufferings that brought blessings.
Yours in Christ Philip from Kitale.
Neno Pastors Geoffrey wanjala Munialo, Githumbi Maina & Pastor James Karichu of Rugendo
Did you know that you can now listen to Neno litaendelea by Pastor Geoffrey Wanjala Munialo online through this link http://ttb.twr.org/swahili ? Did you know that your Testimony can also change another person’s life ?. As we read in the book of Luke 8:39, after Jesus had healed the demon possed man he commanded him to go back and testify to his people on what God had done for him...“Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
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We also take this opportunity to thank all our the our partners like KBC Radio, Imani Radio Eldoret, Imani Radio Tanzania, Pamoja FM Kibera, Biblia Husema Broadcasting and all TWR SIFA FM stations for enabling us to reach more souls. We also recognize the efforts put in by Pastor Nathaniel Omega and Pastor Peter Kimani may they continue to Rest in Peace, Pastors Philemon Wachara, Githumbi Maina, Edward Ngaira, & Geoffrey Wanjala Munialoin mastering and continuing to spread the Gospel through the TTB Radioproject as was set by the founder Dr. John Vernon McGee
Writer: Geoffrey Otieno
Video Pastor Geoffrey Wanjala sharing the Word at Manyani Prison