Warm greetings from Riruta Hope Community Church!
In John 9:2, the disciples asked Jesus: “Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” How wonderful that our Lord Jesus explained, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.
Life is difficult. And it continues so. Daily we face or confront deep tough issues. Some of our questions may have no answers this side of heaven. Some require much time and personal digging into the Word and human wisdom. Others have to be experienced first to be understood. Yet it behooves us to engage with them.
Why suffering, why pain, why injustice, why poverty, why AIDS, why sexual violence, why orphans & vulnerable children, why homophobia? Like the poor, they will always be with us. I am optimistic. I am reminded that the Chinese character for “problem” also means “opportunity.” The good news is that God is bigger than these issues.
We invite you to join us in believing in our God who wants us to do the ministry of reconciliation, healing, inclusiveness, love and social justice in Africa. This will help our Church in Africa step into that global role. We invite you to join us in our spiritual journey and in our efforts to work for a more just and caring society.
Thank you, our supporters and partners, for the part you have played in the success of our ministry in the slums of Nairobi.
We keep our hearts, minds, and doors open.
Justice and Joy,
Rev. John Makokha