In August, women of all ages gathered together in Kisumu, Kenya to attend a women’s conference held by Brunstad Christian Church Kenya. They came from various towns in Kenya: Kisii, Nairobi, Kisumu, Nyakweri; neighbouring Uganda, and as far afield as South Africa.
The main focus of the conference was on the spiritual nourishment of the participants. The program included time for informal discussions on the theme of the conference, which was based on the life of Deborah, a wise and god fearing woman, who was a judge from the Old Testament book of Judges.
Sharing meals together, singing songs of praise and praying together were meaningful ways in which the participants got to know each other. It was clear from many of the testimonies that were shared, that the conference was faith strengthening and helped in equipping the women for their daily lives and circumstances, where they could put into action what they had heard at the conference.
This was a time that we began a new journey as Christian women. What I heard during the meetings really helped me to look at myself instead of blaming others. We were encouraged to surrender our lives to God and begin a new life.
Dinah Awinja Ogalo
This was a real time of revival for me, especially in my thought life. I can help my family and myself by making a clear distinction between the will of God and my own will.
Margaret Nyagweth Odeyo
The conference was really a blessing. I have learned that it is in my thought life that I have to work so that I am faithful before God.
I am so happy that I could get an opportunity to come to this conference. It has been really powerful and meaningful for my life. The theme was about Deborah and how she was a warrior for God, she is a real example for me.
I am thankful that I could attend the conference and for what I have learned. I have realised that I cannot do anything in my own strength, but the Holy Spirit is my helper.