Kenya

Oct.-Nov. 2007

October 4, 2007 | Matthew Ude

ECLC-Etago

A visitation was carried out in Oct.-Nov. by Larry Hansen, Loren, Hansen, Russ Schmitt and the missionary. There was work on school building and with orphans. The first two day seminar for leaders was held Nov. 9-10. One station was closed. There are 332 adults and 275 children totalling 607 souls served by 2 pastors and 5 preachers.

CLCK Nairobi

A visitation was carried out in Oct.-Nov. by Larry Hansen, Loren Hansen, Russ Schmitt, Pastor Mayhew and the missionary. Congregations were visited both in Nairobi area as well as in Maranga and Mombasa areas. The first seminar was held Oct. 27th at Maranga. College outreach continues. Statistics – 1009 adults and 479 children served by over 16 preachers totalling 1488 souls. Mombasa stations are 8 with around 170 souls.

October 2006

October 4, 2006 | Matthew Ude

ECLC-Etago

Oct.24-25th the Second Annual Pastoral Conference was held at Kisii with Etago hosting.

Missionary was in the field in October.

The second classroom was built and money was issued for a third classroom for the 81student, 4 teacher aids orphan school.

Statistics – Etago has six congregations with 856 souls served by two pastors and five others preaching. Nairobi has five congregations with a variety of satellite stations with 468 adults and 215 children with five pastoring.

Outreach – There are 14 leaders in Murgang’a under the new pastor John and outreach beginning in Mombasa.

April 2006

April 4, 2006 | Matthew Ude

CLCK-Nairobi
April 2006 saw the church registered with the Kenyan government.
During this year Kenuchi congregation receiving roofing.

2005 October

October 4, 2005 | Matthew Ude

Registration to be complete in December – Assessed Masai work – Etago orphan school continues and will have second classroom – Seeking unity among Kenyan groups.

October 10-12, 2005

Pastors Jeremiah, Alex and Koenig and Charles met with pastors and congregation of the Nairobi wing of CLCK. All pastors have to take tests..

October 13-16, 2005

Pastors Jeremiah, Alex and Koenig and Charles met with pastors, leaders, congregations of the Etago wing.

October 26, 2005

Four from Etago and seven from Nairobi attended study conference and met with Mission Board members Naumann and Hansen in separate meetings of Etago and Nairobi groups. Both groups met with the missionary on the organizing.

2004

April 4, 2004 | Matthew Ude

ECLC – Problems arose over financial matters in our sister church and were being dealt with by the elders when the missionary arrived in December 2004. Samson is no longer pastor, having been replaced by Enosh. The attendance of two men to the Himo, Tanzania Seminary has been dropped for now.
The orphan school continues to operate. Construction was begun on the first building with CLC donated money. Attendance – Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd – 80 students. Two pastors and two assistants serve 145 souls.

November 2003

November 4, 2003 | Matthew Ude

The missionary visited Etago, teaching and preaching. There was a lot of discussion on if and how the CLC through Kinship would support the school. The plans were finalized for Samson and Enosh to go to the Himo Seminary in Tanzania starting next January. A sister congregation was started at Kenuchi of 25 members in addition to the Etago congregation of 70. Discussions were held with Pastor Fred, a Baptist, and his congregation of 50 was visited at Chotororo to explain our church’s teachings.

December 15, 2002

December 15, 2002 | Matthew Ude

With financial assistance from the CLC, the ECLC registered the orphan school with the government.

November 14-16, 2002

November 16, 2002 | Matthew Ude

The first meeting of representatives of the Etago CLC, LCEA and ELCC were held in Uchira, Tanzania, hosted by the LCEA to enjoy fellowhip, discuss the starting of the seminary, and to study God’s Word.

October 23, 2002

October 25, 2002 | Matthew Ude

The missionary and mission volunteer, Tim Schreyer, met with Pastor Samson and Enosh in Nairobi to discuss the work in Etago, and especially the desire of the ECLC to open an orphan school. Plans were discussed to have these two men to in alternative months to Himo to the seminary.

April 2002

April 4, 2002 | Matthew Ude

Visitation by the missionary with two babies baptized and a funeral for a new member of six months was carried out. Money was given by the MB for the roof of the 65×20 church to be built by the members at their expense. The choir had produced a cassette of their music and sold 100 copies. Meetings were held with the pastor, the elders and the men in which many practical matters were discussed, showing a growth on their part and a willingness to learn. A week-long evangelism effort was discussed and funded by us. Work was done on Pastor Samson’s training and plans made for more training.

January 2002

January 4, 2002 | Matthew Ude

The planned visitation from the USA was cancelled.

April 2001

April 4, 2001 | Matthew Ude

The missionary visited and taught and preached at the Etago CLC. They are under the supervision of the missionary, and as such in fellowship. During this visit more Bibles and other books were purchased for the people. At a service with an attendance of 70, of these 40 were baptized by the missionary. Catechisms have been sent in preparation for communicant membership.

June 18, 2000

June 18, 2000 | Matthew Ude

The first service was held by the new congregation of 32 adults and 24 children. They set up a board of elders and a pastor, Samson, who had been 7th Day Adventist.

April 2000

April 4, 0200 | Matthew Ude

Based on favorable correspondence, a meeting was held in the village of Etago, Kisii in a pasture with about 125 people. Pastor and Mrs. Koenig visited in the area with the interested individuals before and after this meeting. The meeting went over the main differences between us and the Roman Catholic and 7th Day Adventist churches. There appeared to be a group favorable to joining the CLC. More literature was given and later mailed.

Initial Contact

January 4, 0200 | Matthew Ude

Some had been looking for a new church in their area of Etago, Kisii to replace the churches they were in, namely the Roman Catholic and the 7th Day Adventist. Inquiries were made among tourists from America who travelled nearby. A non-CLC friend from Michigan, upon being asked, recommended they investigate the CLC. President Fleischer received their correspondence and turned the correspondence over to the missionary on January 25, 2000.