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Muslims fill Kenyan church to pray for their children


John Chege in his office at the Ujamaa Church of Christ. (Photo provided)

John Chege was surprised to see his church filled with Muslims on a recent Sunday.
The minister for the Ujamaa Church of Christ in a Muslim-dominated community near Mombasa, Kenya, had planned a special prayer service for eighth graders about to take their national exams. Across Kenya, eighth graders are required to take a standardized test for admission to secondary school (high school).
Here’s a snippet from Chege’s report:

I did not expect to see any Muslims coming for prayers because I have never seen them come for prayers.
To my surprise, the church was filled up with many Muslims — more than Christian students. This was a total surprise to me, to the point that I did not know what to do.
When I called all students to come forward for prayers, the Muslims came also and we prayed for them. This was so encouraging, to see even the Muslims around the church have confidence in our God.

  • Feedback
    Praise be to God! Thank you, John Chege, for praying for and over our Muslim friends and neighbors. All God’s children need all God’s blessings. I pray that they will find those blessings in and through Christ–who gave himself for ALL!
    Alan Henderson
    December, 10 2012

    What an opportunity for evangelizing. Several of us have DVDs for evangelizing. Some just for Muslims. Email [email protected]
    ken hargesheimer
    December, 10 2012

    I am a born member of the Church of Christ at Riverlea in Johannesburg South Africa.This story has welled tears in my eyes as I have a beautiful loving son who lives with his muslim father and we pray for him daily. I have come to accept that muslim are my neighbour and that God said love thy neighbour also do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. I stand at the gate and wait for his return. God Bless
    Gail
    December, 10 2012

    What a heart warming story! The Muslims pray to Allah (God). Their need for prayer is akin to a Christian’s.
    G0d lead the Muslims to the Church of Christ in Ujamaa for a purpose. They have seen your light shine.
    Mary Yonk
    December, 10 2012

    We give thanks and praise to the Lord for what He is doing to show His love to all mankind. May the seed sown bring forth a rich harvest, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
    Jerry Faruk
    December, 10 2012

    What a wonderful opportunity the Lord placed in your hands. I pray that it may bear fruit in coming years.
    Glover Shipp
    December, 10 2012

    Now all of us have resaon to pray for your students! May God be praised.
    TOm Torpy
    December, 10 2012

    It was wonderful to see the great Glover Shipp adding his encouraging comments. He is a national treasure of the churches of Christ. I too wish our Kenyan brother much success in portraying the meaning of the gospel in his community. I would be interested to see a followup story in the Chronicle soon.
    Ellis Jones
    December, 11 2012

    Praise God. This is a powerful sign that you and the church there has presented Christ and God in a very loving way. No name calling, no condemnation but love and well wishes and remaining ethical. We are praying that the outcome of the examination will be good and that these children will be loving and caring and successful and that their parents, and the children, will associate that with this prayer they received in the name of Christ.
    Charles Ngoje
    December, 11 2012

    Praise God for opening doors and hearts of those who don’t know Christ. You probably will never know the full value of allowing these Muslim students that opportunity to pray. There is ONE God!
    Mark Young, Trujillo, Colon, Honduras
    December, 12 2012

    This is good to hear and should give all Christians a boost in feeling the power of our Lord. I sure would have been overwhelmed if I had been the preacher there, or just a member.
    Ed Deckard
    December, 12 2012

    Praise God for the wonders of his love and grace,
    Jack Kline
    December, 17 2012

    Brother John Chege, This is the most encouraging news! Muslims around this area will have nothing to do with Christians. May God conitnue to bless your efforts at the ujamaa church. We will be praying for you. In Christ, Richard Green
    Richard Green
    December, 18 2012

    Thankyou all of you for those encouraging words. It is the doing of the Lord to show the World and everyone that he reigns over all. Our God is the true God and all religion will soon learn that.
    JOHN CHEGE
    December, 18 2012

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