Msafara in Nairobi

After such an intense time at the Coast sandwiched by the long journey there, I wasn’t sure we’d have energy for the meeting in Nairobi. I kept praying Isaiah 40:30-31 for the team…

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

And you know what? When we finally met on Monday afternoon, I was amazed how cheery and energized everyone looked. The venue of the meeting was the courtyard at the KICC where there’s a famous statue of our first president. What a strategic place to pray for our city and nation; in an open space surrounded by the seats of the Judiciary on one side (High Court), the Executive on another (KICC itself), Parliament on the third side, and finally our city government (City Hall).

We’d already had weekly meetings with Nairobi pastors for over a month. Good times to seek direction together and pray for our city. And to encourage every church to participate in caring for the displaced and to build networks of peace with other churches across our city…

By 4.30pm, you could feel the energy in the place and there were already several hundred people gathered in the hot sun. The meeting finally began at 5pm with music by several artistes. There were around 5000 seats put out and they were soon almost all taken. After an amazing time of worship led by a team from various churches, what followed was an incredible time of prayer for our nation (I know, I’m running out of superlatives for these prayer times). We finally ended at 7.30 and it was amazing that despite the time and outdoor venue, very few people left till the end. It was one of those meetings where it was almost impossible to tear yourself away.

The evening ended with a charge to churches to work together. And a commissioning of the Msafara 300 as they head West across the rest of the country

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