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CONFERENCE REPORT FROM NYAPORO
A special Bible teaching conference was held on Saturday 18th August 2018 at the Nyaporo Church premises. The main purpose of the conference was to strengthen the family life of the members of the congregation in order to realise a healthy church in the future. If a family lives in the fear of God, the possibility for minimal problems in the local church are high.

Looking back we thank God for his blessing and a successful conference. With the attendance of over forty adults and a sizable number of children in attendance, this was overwhelming and beyond our expectations. The presence of Rev. Malcolm and his wife Alison was an immense blessing and encouragement to us. Rev. and Mrs Patterson had a table of tracts which they distributed to those who attended.

Prior to the event, Pastor Andrew Chepto and I with the help of Benson and Wycliffe went out on 17th for evangelism. This gave us opportunity to reach out to many families welcoming them for the event.

On the material day, we had Benson leading, with Peter taking the general oversight role. With a developing theme on "A Healthy Family a Healthy Church", I spoke in the first session from Ephesians 5:22-26 about "The Individual Roles of the Members of the Family". Pastor Andrew spoke next from Acts 20:28 on "The Church of Christ". He emphasized “What is a Church and the diligent use of the means of grace that the Lord instituted for His Church”. In the afternoon I spoke from Job 1:1-5 about "The Lessons from the Life of Job as a pious Family Man".

As we plan and look to the future we hope to have a more organised event next time and prepare enough food for all the participants rather than just snacks and a drink.

We hope to organise a youth conference in the near future.

On Monday of 20th August, Benson and I went for visitation/evangelism. In one home which we visited it was good to hear of how the man of the family and wife, had had a discussion on how they could now apply the teachings.

Another lady whom we visited on the follow-up (she doesn't attend church) was worried of her husband carrying tracts back home, thinking that it was from Jehovah’s Witnesses. This to us was a sign that the teachings, by the grace of God were bearing fruits. It is therefore needful that we keep on praying that God through His Spirit will press those teachings to the hearts of His people and that they may apply to their own family and Church life.

Evangelist: Pastor Patrice Akali
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