Many churches remained closed in Kenya during the Easter period, with some opting for virtual services. President Uhuru Kenyatta had suspended large gatherings in a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Leaders of mainstream churches have urge worshippers to attend church online and adhere to the government regulations.
In rural areas, it has not been possible for many churches to provide transfer to online ministry to their congregations. The lack of electricity or internet connection is often the main cause. However, the opportunity to hold open-air services is much easier in rural areas and for many, this the norm.
There is no doubt that Covid-19 had affected the worship, ministry and mission of the Church. It has also exposed the extreme difference in beliefs among Christians concerning faith and divine healing.
We give God thanks for his protection for Pastor Thomas and members of the Mission team.
On Friday 9th April 2021, their vehicle was involved in an accident en route to a planned evangelistic mission. Thankfully, although shaken up no one was seriously hurt, however, their vehicle sustained damages rendering it unsuitable to be driven.
To God be the glory, He promises to protect his servants. This was a reminder that Santan never stops working.
Although changes were made to their plans, they were determined that the mission will continue. The arrangement was made for the vehicle to be repaired as they continued by alternative transportation.
The Team will be ministering in Uganda, then revisit churches in Busia,Skiakula and Bungoma during April-May 2021 (Western Kenya).