Edwin and Anne Kibathi relocated to London from the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in Kenya in 2006 to reach out to and minister to the large East African expatriate community in the UK and begin a church planting ministry known as PCEA UK Outreach.
The church plant was established in the Stratford area of East London and has continued to grow since then. At present the congregation has over 100 adult members, with many more children and young people in the congregation. They meet for worship services every Sunday afternoon at 395 Barking Road in East London and offer a warm welcome to newcomers and visitors. In addition, the congregation has a Women’s Guild, Men’s Fellowship, Sunday School and youth group, each of which takes an active part in the church services during the year.
In recent years, two PCEA fellowship groups have started in Luton and Reading, with East African expatriates gathering each Sunday in Luton and one Sunday a month in Reading for worship and teaching.
Edwin and Anne also engage with the wider East African expatriate community in the UK and seek to support people pastorally.
Edwin and Anne have continued their work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Church services and meetings have been held online and they have been able to keep in good contact with church members and others either online or by phone.
For more information on the PCEA London go to PCEA UK Outreach Facebook.
General Prayer Points
- Give thanks for the vital and growing ministry of PCEA UK Outreach among Kenyans and other East African expatriates in London, Luton, Reading and in other parts of the UK.
- Pray for daily wisdom and strength for Edwin and Anne and those working with them, as they seek to reach out and share the love of Jesus Christ with the many who have practical needs or are facing hardship or difficulties of one kind or another.
- Pray especially for the ministry to children and young people, that they will grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and find spiritual guidance and encouragement, as they attend the various meetings arranged for them.
Edwin and Anne have recorded a short three minute film clip which can be downloaded and used in church services, prayer meetings or events to raise awareness and prayer for what God is doing across the world, as we seek to go deep and wide in global mission involvement.
(For previous Digital Dispatches video clips click here)
The following are some of the events expected to take place in October.
Following the death and burial of The Queen last month, most of the events were cancelled. This includes the Kenya and friends in the park which was scheduled to be on 24/25 of September. It is now scheduled to take place on the 8/9 of October 2022.
October is the health month in our church calendar. Those in the health sector are preparing to give health talks to our congregations.
The ladies of the Woman’s guild are also having a commissioning service on 23 October 2022. This will be after two seminars to prepare them. One in Reading on Saturday 15 October and London on Saturday 22 October. The former Guild Organizer Nairobi region Mrs Helen Muchogu is expected to preside over the event.
Pray that the Park event will not be postponed again and that our participation will have a spiritual impact and will bring glory to God.
Pray that the guild events will go on well and the seminars will prepare and encourage the ladies for the task ahead.
Pay that Mrs Muchogu who has already submitted her application will be granted a visa and also be given journey mercies as she travels to London.
Pray that the health talks will be of great benefit to the members.
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