Geoffrey Muatha

My name is Geoffrey Muatha. I am a third born in a family of eight, four boys and four girls. I was born and brought up in a small village in Kangundo, in Machakos County and in a christian family. My childhood was full of memories and the good times we had in the neighborhood, enjoying the natural serene environment. I love cooking, reading, writing articles and designing. You can’t…

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Induction 2016: The new team

Great time last weekend with the new team of iServe Africa ministry apprentices. Looking forward to a great year of listening again and again to the gospel together, exploring it, living it out, speaking it, enjoying Jesus more. Here are the notes for apprentices… 5 Keys to Personal Support Raising How to write a prayer letter Communication and Prayer God’s Mission & Our Mission The Priority of Preaching Living out…

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Winnie Njoki Kamau

My Story I am Winnie Njoki a third born in a family of three and the only girl. I was born in loitokitok and brought up in a small town called illasit at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. I went to school with Tanzanians and the Maasai community hence had a good command of the Swahili language. I remember this with nostalgia because with time the city has robbed me of…

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Prophecy, power and weakness

We had a good discussion yesterday at Training Wednesday on contemporary prophecy which was followed, interestingly, by a session from Stuart Houghton on two 19th century quasi-prophetic movements: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism. One of the themes that came out was the use of ‘prophecy’ as an instrument of fear, power and authority. But when we looked at the New Testament we found that prophecy, though highly valued for its ability to edify…

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Teach us to pray

The disciples’ request of Jesus was perhaps the height of their wisdom pre-Pentecost. It was brilliant because they realised they didn’t know how to pray. It is not obvious. It is not intuitive. It’s possible to get it wrong. They realised that even though they’d prayed for years, maybe they knew nothing. They realised they needed to be little children again with a teacher. It was brilliant because for once they…

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Sanctification in the everyday

As we finished the series on Leviticus we were struck by how holiness touches on every area of life – eating, drinking, money, land, sexuality, employment, our relationships with one another. This is a God who has bought us and he will have all of us.  #NittyGritty From Training Wednesday: Sanctification 4 – Faith Sanctification 5 – Spirit What does the word ‘Law’ mean in the Scriptures (Tom Schreiner) Preaching Old…

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Who am I?

Last week in Training Wednesdays we looked at an often neglected but hugely important category for thinking about sanctification and the connection between the gospel and godliness – adoption. “What is a Christian? The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as Father. You sum up the whole of New Testament teaching in a single…

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Swim-cycle-run for the training centre

On 4th June a small team from Emmanuel Wimbledon are doing the Blenheim Triathlon – Graham & Lucy Smith, Pip Fox, and (Pst.) Robin and Ursula Weekes – hoping to raise money for the iServe Africa Training Centre Project. Please do consider sponsoring Team Emmanuel. You can sponsor online securely through Stewardship Give.Net or in Kenya via M-Pesa Paybill 939400 (account: ‘TCP run’). Thanks Team! #AnotherStepCloser Conversation TeamiServe Africa is an indigenous Kenyan…

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India, Cleansing, Biblical Theology and Listening

Another very full Wednesday. Thanks for the second year apprentices keeping going and engaging with it all and to our different facilitators including guest Dr Kevin Oberlin. Thanks and praise most of all to our great God and Saviour who cleansed us once and for all by his own blood. Here are some connected links and resources from the day: On India, Hinduism and thinking about other religions Hofstede analysis of…

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