Kenyan Pastor Tiongik Sawek sent the following:
Receive greetings in the name of Jesus. Here in Kenya Rift valley, we are doing well, despite the corona pandemic we are experiencing, but that doesn’t worry us so much because the Lord is our hope. We had a blessed Passover and that we had to divide brethren’s into groups during this celebrations due to the curfew that restricts movement from 7:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m in the morning.
I was happy that all the groups in the south were able to adhere to our call of grouping themselves in smaller groups for the Passover celebrations (1st Timothy 3:15). I was also happy that we were able to baptize other brethren who joined us on that day in Chilani Local church, where we had 10 brethren while in Takitech we had two brethren’s. Chilani local was divided into Ilkerin local and Chemurin local church. This feast resembled the Passover that was celebrated by our Lord Jesus because there was a lot of fear in the society. Brethren from other churches were able to face the law. But we thank the lord for the grace he had upon us. We have also done the same during the last feast of unleavened bread and the Sabath.
We received that message from evangelist Ochieng and you that we ought to obey the authorities and that we were able to abide by the rule. You will receive photos of the newly baptized brethren pray for us and let us also pray for.
God bless you. James 5:13
We obey government authorities when their instructions do not conflict with scripture (cf. Acts 5:29). And I am glad that the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread went well in Pastor Sawek’s area.
Remember that the Bible tells us that the angels in heaven rejoice (Luke 15:7) when one repents. They must have been really rejoicing last week!