Sue Singh, Julie Sisley and Eric Skates from New Community, Eastleigh left at for Kenya on Tuesday 22nd April and arriving at the BTL Christian Conference Centre, Ruiru.  This was the first of three venues, where we were hosted by Peter and Ann Chege of the Pentecostal Evangelical Fellowship of Africa (PEFA). There were two days of SOM teaching on Worship and Discovering the Will of God .  The teaching was well received by an enthusiastic group of young leaders. There is impressive building work being undertaken as a new church is being built to serve the growing community. The site includes a school and Ann was not around for the teaching as she was at a national conference developing a primary school curriculum for the nation, which is a tribute and testimony to the work of the church and the school. 

Next stop Kibera Church, in the heart of Nairobi, which serves one of the largest slum areas of the world. There is a growing partnership between this church and New Community around the building and an outreach feeding programme. It was good to see the work progressing and Training the Teachers was delivered to a small group of leaders on the Saturday and there was a time of fellowship with the church leadership in the evening. Sunday was a full morning as the team spoke at two meetings and delivered two discipleship classes before flying off to Malindi. 

Malindi is also a PEFA where we repeated the SOM teaching to a group of 30 established church leaders. We were grateful for the fans in the church as temperatures reached 40 degrees here but it was a great time of teaching and we enjoyed  a very encouraging response. 

This was an intense trip with a very full programme but we did manage to include a slight diversion by horse riding on the beach where Sue demonstrated her skills from her gymkhana days, Julie wisely declined and I just about managed to stay on!

This was a great trip and a huge blessing to see the teaching received with such hunger and passion.

Eric Skates