I had an amazing blessing last month. When I signed up for World Race I knew there was a possibility that I might be able to see a few friends from Capernwray (the bible school I attended 5 years ago in England). Well last month I had the privilege to see Omido, and what a work of the Lord that was!
Omido lives in a small city about an hour and a half outside of Eldorete and as my squad got our assignments for Kenya and I e-mailed Omido asking where he was I realized I was only an hour away from him. It seriously was an amazing work of the Lord! I hadn’t even told anyone that I had a friend in Kenya and I was still sent to our closest contact in Kenya.
Well as you could guess I had the chance to spend a weekend with him while were in Kenya, and let me just say the Lord is doing some amazing work through Omido.
When we attended, Capernwray Omido was the pastor of a small congregation in his city. Since his return home the church has grown… a LOT. In fact in order to reach the city better Omido has split his church 6 times and planted new churches in different places in the town.
Currently Omido and his congregation is in the midst of raising support for finishing a beautiful new building. Tucked up right up against the side of the mountain, the church is in a beautiful location. The walls are up and the rafters as well but they are still needing money for the roof. This new building will be the location for his multi-congregational conferences.
I was blessed so much by the time with Omido and after 8 months of travel it was nice to see a familiar face. Omido is still his quiet Godly humble self. But, having the privilege to preach at his church and watch him smile and dance in worship is a memory I will not soon forget
Omido recalled with fondness my leading worship at Capernwray and so asked me to lead a song at the end of the service. Amazing Grace being one of the only songs I know by heart ended up being my choice by default. Amazing grace was written by John Newton as a step of repentance for all the things he had done as a first mate on a slave ship. That thought, of singing it in Africa, and the privilege to sing it once again with Omido brought me a new joy and a memory that will forever come to my mind when I sing that song.
Needless to say, that short with Omido really renewed my strength. And so I am hoping to return the favor. Omido still has about $6,000 still left to raise to finish the new building, and I was hoping we could all try to help him out with that. I am especially asking my Capenwray friends to do what they can to help out.
I’ve started a paypall account that you can donate through. I don’t know if I’ll be able to really keep that I am doing this from Omido but I would like to get him the money some time after I get home, so that gives us about 3 months to raise as much as we can.
All you need to do to donate is start a pay pall account (it’s free) and then click the send money tab. From there all you need is my email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org specify how much money and click sending money to family and friends.
I also found out my flight home this week! Looks like I will be home on the 31st! I can’t wait to see all of you!