I just finished a phone call with Pastor Austin Oyula in which we discussed the present situation for the Christian church in Kenya. In the past 3 months, 4 Christian churches have been the victim of bombs placed by Muslim terrorists. So there is a good deal of fear among the Christians about going about publicly and gathering publicly for worship. Austin said the government is asking all public meetings to have security officers and they recommend metal detectors be used at the entrance to all public meetings. To date, no attacks have happened against CTK congregations, but the threat of violence is real.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Kenya, that they would be filled with courage and faith in the midst of this threat, and that they would be protected from evil.
CTK International Director
Project Title: dance AMANI.
Project location: Lucky Summer Estate, Nairobi.
Time Line: March, July, November 2012
To offer a dance platform to contest, sharing and exchange of artistic skills with an ultimate goal of setting up strong message of peace and harmony in multiple locations in Nairobi and empower Kenyan youth to overcome perceived stereotypes associated with ethnicity that hinder peaceful coexistence in our societies.
Project Venue: CTK Church Lucky Summer.
Project Duration: 17th March- April 21st 2012.
Note of Intention
The project dansAMANI is a peace building dance platform that entertains and educate peace and harmony in our highly diverse societies. In these times of recovery from the evils of the post election violence, when Kenya is installing desperate measures to restore the lost faith of Kenyans in voting processes. In dansAMANI, local dancers will converge in Lucky Summer to share and contest for a coveted peace prize .
…dansAMANI is a dance choreographic and contest which wish to set up platforms in multiple locations around and within Nairobi. The dansAMANI idea has been conceived to be a peace building dance contest during the electioneering year in Kenya amid political campaigns . It will begin by auditions of various dance groups to the first edition for the choreographic / workshops phase in March-April 2012 in Lucky Summer Estate.
In dansAMANI, professional dance groups from different regions of Nairobi will gather to share Gospel , talk and perform to the Kenyan public in Nairobi. These dance groups will participate in interactive workshop sessions and forums in a common curriculum to discuss , dance and reflect on the role of Kenyan dancers in instilling peace in communities despite our ethnic diversities and cultures. The project dansAMANI is therefore a catalytic platform that encourages and promotes development of dance in community levels, as well as building bridges for creative and artistic interactive engagements. Gospel of Jesus Christ through dance competition forms the main priority of dansAMANI project.
Concept of the
DansAMANI is depicted from a Swahili word amani which means peace. Just like Swahili a widely spoken language that harmonizes ethnic tribes of Kenya, dansAMANI in this context, is the title and theme of a dance competition which explores the need for a peaceful general election.
Theme: Ushenzi, Ungwana, Ujirani
Auditions and Selection of teams will be held at CTK Lucky Summer church in Lucky Summer Estate where participants will showcase what they have during choreographic phrase (fusion of dance movements with choice music/ sound track or scripts) . Dancers will battle it out for the coveted prize where judges will give their verdict for the winning crew, sponsors and the community will also be invited to watch the different dance pieces and give feedback. Alongside these showings, there will be gospel message on the topic of: “Peace and Harmony in our Community” with invited guest/ facilitators, to tackle issues that affect us as Kenyan public , dancers/artists.
Impact of the Project
responsibility in the mind of our young up-coming dancers for the purpose of peace building.
The dansAMANI will empower young innovative minds, and generate interest and appreciation of dance even in the community levels.
-Aspiring young dancers,
- Local dance crews/ groups in Nairobi,
-Dance makers and programmers,
Potential Project Donner
CHRIST THE KING - LUCKY SUMMER BRANCH. And other WELL WISHERS
The CTK church will work with Mo-safi and Kenya Moja Peace groups in the management of the event. The Team will form a coordination committee with judges invited from the great Sakata dance competitions. The team will also manage the funds and report the events activities periodically. The coordination team will report the results to the CTK Kenya Board and publish this first edition results and share with other stakeholders. The program is intended to be repeated over the year until the end of election year in order to alleviate the acrimony and confusion created during the election period.
WHO I AM
MY NAME IS PST. ALEX KAMADI ASAMBA
Am a resident of NAIROBI, Ongata Rongai. I was born in western part of Kenya in a place known as VIHIGA District a small village known as Wanguru.
I did my high school and later came to the city of Nairobi joined a church and later became an evangelist. In 2003 I joined St. Paul’s theological college and did Bible and Theology (Diploma), but am willing to extend it in distance learning.
I got married in 2006 May 3rd to Roselydea Nelima, the Lord has blessed us with two sons, praise and Nick Kamadi’s.
LIFE IN SALVATION
I got saved while in high school as a forth form student, I remember a group of singers came to our school before we sat for examination , this group has been popular in Kenya for along time Christ Ambassadors, they preached to us and that’s the time I gave my life to Christ, in this journey having seen God’s power working in my life, I came from a humble background , where no one was saved but through my transformation it has made the whole family , my brothers and sisters to accept the Lord.
HOW I FOUND THE CHURCH
After my course I worked close with a few churches, as internship and practical training, until 2007 when I was employed with a ministry called VINEYARD CHURCHES OF KENYA. I worked as a senior pastor and that developed a strong passion to serve in the ministry, when my contract of three years ended , I didn’t renew but God gave me a strong calling of opening a church. I began to work on it with passion; I began with a small group of fellowship and that’s where we are up to now from May this year.
MY DREAMS AND VISION FOR THE CHURCH
v Finding a place where we will officially operate as C.T.K .worship center.
v Preaching, teaching the word without compromise
v Going for the new souls every day to bring them to King Jesus for a transformation
v Committing my self as a Pastor to nurture the church to maturity levels.
v To work with C.T.K Network to make the matters of the kingdom realized, with the community.
I post this to seek your prayers for our country and also reassure you that so far non of our members have been affected. We are all on the alert and believe that it will be well.You may be aware that Kenya sits in a volatile Great lake region of Africa. We neighbor Southern Sudan in the North and have done our best to broker peace and reconciliation in that he nation as well as support thousands of Sudan refugees in Kenya over the years of their civil war. Thank God that that the nation is finally free. However, we are still supporting them in many ways as they stabilize.
Then, we neighbor Somalia to the East, a nation that has been at civil unrest for many years. Thousands of Somali refugees pour into Kenya every day, and hosting them is no small feat. However, of late, we’ve had encroachment into our territory by Al Shabab militia with kidnappings of two tourists at the Kenya Coast and two aid workers from the Somali refugee camps. For this reason, Kenya has pursued Al Shabab militia into Somali. We thank God that we have the support of the Somali government. Pray for our army and our people for God’s safety and protection.
For more updates read the following link :http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Two-Explosions-in-Kenyas-Capital-1-Dead-132486373.html
BLESSED EXPLORERS KINDERGARTEN
AT CHRIST THE KING COMMUNITY CHURCH
Blessed explorers Kindergarten is a child centered institution based on the principle of developing the child’s well being by offering a conducive environment for learning growth and development.
It was launched on the 4th of January 2011 after a long research by the founder who realized the need to give an opportunity to the wonderful children who are unable to acquire the so much required early childhood education.
The school is situated in Lucky Summer within the Ctk church Nairobi. We are surrounded by Dandora and Gomongo slums where majority of the residents are faced with the inability to meet the basic needs namely food, shelter and clothing. This is due to the escalating fuel and food prices, lack of employment, death and separation of parents and lack of education. Most children whose parents cannot afford the basic needs allow their children to scavenge for food in the nearby dumping site. We saw the need to offer a rescue service to these vulnerable people as a form of arrows out to the community.
The school has so far realized 20 admissions out of which 6 are orphans namely:
i) Laura Atieno Obonyo 4years
ii) Diana Adhiambo 5yreas
iii) Joseph Onyango 4yrs
iv) Domtila Akinyi 5yrs
v) Samson Oyoo 4yrs
vi) Edwin Obonyo 6yrs
Another five have single parents and these are:
Hakim Juma 3yrs
Lenox Ochuka 4yrs
Masese Ezra 1yr
Katy atieno 1yr
Imanuel Onyango 1yr
To provide a Christ centered facility where vulnerable children can get basic education in a safe and secure learning environment where their academic, spiritual, physical and emotional well being is natured and developed.
To see thousands of children embrace life joyfully with a bright future and hope
We exist to give an equal opportunity to the vulnerable children ensurering a conducive environment for learning, growth and development
Education is life
We take care of children from the age of 3 months to 3yrs whose parents /guardians have to work the whole day but because of the low income can not afford maidservants
2. Pre-paratory School:
Blessed explorers offer a comprehensive and sequential curriculum based on the 8-4-4 syllabus detailed by the Ministry of Education. Classroom programmers are well resourced supported with carefully selected textbooks to ensure pupils realize their full potential. Besides preparing our pupils academically, we also equip them with spiritual and moral skills which will prepare them to make a worthwhile contribution to life in their various communities.
3. Feeding Programme:
After we established that most families around here can not afford three meals a day and that it would be difficult for a child who did not eat the previous day to learn on an empty stomach, we introduced a feeding program .We provide porridge at 10.00am and lunch at 12.00
1. Lack of enough space:
The school does not have enough space to build the classrooms, the kitchen and a playing ground as required by the Kenyan government. This has made it difficult to be reorganized and registered by the Education ministry and hence low intake of pupils.
2. Lack of funds to support the orphans:
Because the school is a non profitable institution ,there is a severe lack of adequate funds to support the vulnerable children and we look forward to a people and organization that can either partner with us or sponsor the children a monthly financial support to carter for their education ,food and clothing. We also look forward to people who can adopt and be forester parents of these wonderful children.
3. No steady food supply:
Due to the escalating fuel and food prices, the school has not been able to provide food as intended and people who can donate food and fiancés for the feeding programme
4. No Playing facilities:
At the moment the school does not have any playing facilities and the children feel like the school is incomplete and keep asking when they will ever have any.
5. Not enough sleeping materials and sanitary diapers:
Because we take care of small children who need to be kept clean and to sleep in the afternoon we lack enough sleeping materials and look forward to people who can donate beds, mattresses and mosquito nets.
OBJECTIVES FOR THE YEAR 2011 /2012
· Acquire land for the school to allow the accommodation of the overwhelming number of children in need
· Build well equipped classrooms and a kitchen
· Have a health clinic to provide medical services within the school
· Employ enough trained staff for the running of the school
· To erect playing facilities for growth and recreation
Objectives for 2013:
· Build an orphanage to be able to provide home for the homeless
· Expand the clinic to provide care and counseling to those affected with H.I.V and Aids
· Sensitize the community on the importance of girl child education and provision of sanitary towels