Big Celebrations!

Ronnie___maggie_3 Posted by Ronnie & Maggie Briggs on Tue, 17 Jun 2008 | 2 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

The ACK Diocese of Kajiado was created in 1998 with Bishop Taama as the first Bishop. It was a turbulent birth as a Diocese and the Bishop and staff have worked very hard on healing and reconciliation in the years since. It was appropriate therefore that a service of Thanksgiving be held to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Diocese and to look forward to the future with hope and expectation.

We entered Kajiado Cathedral to such an overwhelming volume of people praising God through singing, music and dancing that it almost took our breath away! I thought for a few minutes – this is just a little glimpse of what heaven will be like!

Up to 2000 people were present at this special service of 10 years as a Diocese – and they were out in force! Choir after choir praised God in different languages and as they danced their way through different songs, the swirling of their bright clothes and necks draped heavily with beadwork were an absolute sight to behold.

The preacher spoke for 1hr 30mins but was brilliant and he held his listeners’ attention all that time. The whole service lasted 5 hrs and afterwards, everyone was fed!

For us personally, as a family, it was very special as Ronnie was given a chance to say that this was such a wonderful occasion for us, as we came to give thanks to God for the way in which He had delivered us through the last 4 years during Naomi’s illness. This congregation has been very faithful in praying for her and now she had managed to come to the service herself and when she stood up to greet them, a loud cheer went up and everyone clapped as they praised God for her recovery. We were very touched by the depth of their love and after the service, she was hugged by so many people – it was all good medicine in itself.

What a privilege to be part of such a service and be able to express our praise of God in such a vibrant way!

The Diocese is making a very positive impact on the people within the area of Kajiado and it is indeed a great privilege for all of the support Churches in Ireland to be involved in this exciting partnership.

Comments

Elizabeth Hanna said Sat, 21 Jun 2008 07:54AM
Hi - very encouraging to read. Again - will be on the notice sheet! Thanks.
Arlene Moore said Tue, 21 Oct 2008 05:42PM
Hard to believe it's ten years ago. My first visit coincided with Bp Taama's consecration!!! Bwana asifiwe indeed.....Give my love to all...especially Askofu wa Mama !!!! Arlene Moore

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