The Year 2020 began on a very positive and optimistic note, with God telling us to give careful thought to our ways, Haggai 1:5. We all looked forward to great year with so much hope and a lot of expectations.
At GOA Kenya, we began with a renewed energy and commitment to reach the nations for Christ. Our teams put together the plans and financial budgets for the coming year 2020/2021 which begins on 1st April, just a few days from today. Through Kingdom partnerships, we looked forward to reach more people with the Gospel, care for more orphans, build more peaceful families and communities and train More leaders. Our partners were prepared to walk together with us in reaching the nations for Christ and support our teams achieve their goals.
It was least expected that we would find ourselves facing a much bigger obstacle like the global pandemic of COVID 19. It has left many people including our partners and our teams not knowing what the next step would be to achieve our goals. Many of the Missions teams from our partners across the continent have expressed their inability to make it for their annual mission trips to Kenya, which have served to encourage the unreached people groups of Kenya that we continue to care about them. During these trips, most of which may not happen this year, we feed the hungry, give clothes to those at greatest need and preach the love of Christ to them. We, however, are optimistic that God will see us through and out of this tough time and sustain us in our pursuit of the vision of GOA and reach more people groups with the gospel.
With faith and trust in God that He will surely save us from this global pandemic sooner than later, GOA Kenya teams are still focused on our initial plans with minimal changes. But at the same time prepared to work with the worst case. Our Annual GOA International Family Conference, scheduled to take place between 20th and 24th April is still being planned. We continue to encourage our members to register for the conference. The GOA Aberdare Run to build the Dream Centre, which was planned for the 24th April after the family conference will still take place to build the talents of our young people and build the GOA Dream Centre. We pray to God that it shall be well.
In times like these our hearts get so troubled and disturbed. We many times ask God questions why he should allow such tragedy to befall us. The GOA Kenya family prays for our partners and friends and the entire humanity around the globe for safety, sound health and protections against further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic as we condole with the families that have lost their loved ones as a result of the COVID 19 Pandemic. We also pray for psychological and emotional strength from God and his peace to guard our hearts. Phil 4:6-7 “… by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Let This peace keep guarding our hearts as pray to God to help us out of the current difficult times.
The GOA Kenya Team