It’s the second week of sharing testimonies from our trip to Kakuma refugee camp a few weeks ago. However, allow me to talk about something that we all have experienced before. Death! Yes, death.Hang in there for a second and allow me to talk about this. Losing someone you love is the hardest thing someone to go through.
When I lost my brother last year I was struggling to talk to Jesus,struggling to believe that this was part of his will and worse I struggled to find hope. That was the toughest period in my life. I struggled to get out of bed, talk to anyone about what I was feeling and worse I saw no reason to do anything let alone continue to live. It was a dark period in my life. I rememver a friend shared this verse for me to hold onto.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
At that time, that verse was just words put together to make a sentence but later on, I saw how God came and healed my wounds. In the midst of darkness God gave me moments of beauty and drew me closer to my family. I had lost my brother, but God gave me more reasons to praise him in the midst of the pain.
When we visited Kakuma refugee camp we met a Pastor Saidi Shoma’s Congolese family. Pastor Saidi Shoma, is a CongolesePastor is in charge of Full Gospel Churches of Kenya Hong Kong branch within Kakuma Camp.
Full Gospel Churches of Kenya Hong Kong where Pastor Shama ministers*
When we visited their mud-brick home, we met him with his extended family (there were two families or more with their elderly mother.) Pastor Shoma’s brother had passed away due to a mysterious disease leaving his family behind. It was a fortnight since he was buried hence the family was still mourning.
However, God also gave them a reason to celebrate.Pastor Shoma’s wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. As we interacted with the family members I could see how God has strengthened the family members and replaced their mourning with joy.
Upon our visit, the family did not hold backtheir excitement for the new Christian radio station saying,
“The hope that is Jesus Christ our saviour is all that families like thisneeds to hear constantly. So, THANK YOU. Thank you for allowing God to use youto reach out to the brokenhearted through prayers and financial support.” The encounter with Pastor Shoma reminded us that truly God comforts those who mourn.
The words of Revelation 21:4 came alive when it said,” He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
So, THANK YOU. Thank you for faithfully praying for Transworld RadioKenya, thank you for sharing the gospel to people like Pastor Shoma and his family through financial support.
Pastor Shama from Congo receiving a Swahili Bible from Bernice Gatere Executive Director of TWRKenya
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