Remembering Garissa

Saturday (April 2nd) was the first anniversary of an attack on a university in Garissa, Kenya, that killed 147 students. Shockingly the attackers singled out the Christian students.

Whilst the last year has seen some healing, pain remains. People are nervous, worried and struggling with trauma. Watch this video from our friends at Open Doors in Australia to meet one of the survivors of the attack, Frederick Gitonga (who was head of the university Christian Union) and Pastor Amichai, a local church leader who is helping his congregation deal with their anxieties and the threat of further violence.

Whilst the churches in the area are still shining, there is fear. As Pastor Amichai says, the first thing that Christians do when they come to church is to check that the security guards are at the doors, ready to protect them if further attacks happen.

Please pray for the churches in the area.

  • Ask that Jesus may strengthen our brothers and sisters in northeast Kenya through His Spirit so that they would be able to withstand the pressures that come to them
  • Many say that their walk with God has deepened as a result of the difficulties they face. Pray that Christ will continue to reveal His love to them and that they would be constantly aware of the wonders of His love.
  • Pray that our brothers and sisters in northeast Kenya will see Christ doing abundantly more than they could even ask and think though them. Pray that they would see abundant fruit from their work, and that the Lord would glorify Himself through the lives of the believers there.

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.