Still going on!
Six weeks into a new year already and packed full. A year that started in Africa will probably end the same way. A very
mixed six weeks. Full of joys and sorrows; laughter and tears and busyness at every turn. It has been great to have
renewed many friendships while in Africa. As much as I love evangelism the focus there continues to be in teaching.
I again took several ‘Unity’ seminars for leaders and rejoice that two new Pastor’s Fellowships have been initiated. Immediately
after Christmas I held seminars in a place that is still tense between two tribes following the clashes of 1992. On
the day before I was due to hold the seminars six people were murdered in what was believed to be a tribal killing. The
venue was changed slightly but still about 150 pastors from both tribal communities attended and agreed to form a new
fellowship. I was delighted to receive the following e-mail less than two months later from the secretary:
“I am Wanyonyi Sirengo of Mt.Elgon/Kimilili Pastor's Fellowship. I was elected fellowship secretary. We had never
had such a unity among the pastors of this tribal region since 1992. You can not believe what is happening on the
ground. It could have taken us a century to achieve this because of the sad memories of the loss of our beloved from both sides.
Thanks for teaching unity with such a powerful anointing that no sober pastor can resist. We request that you come back
and teach forgiveness. The mantle of unity is upon you by the grace of God. We didn't have this unity before.
So we do call you please come and help us for without peace no man will see God.”
It is a great honour to serve the Lord in this way.
I certainly broke two of my own records in Tanzania on New Year’s Eve/Night. A meeting that lasted for ten hours! What
a joy to see thousands of Christians in the man park in Dar Es Salaam gathered to celebrate a New Year in praise and
thanksgiving. It was a privilege to be invited to preach the Gospel and although predominantly a church Christian meeting
about 50 people responded to the Gospel call. The second record broken was a healing line of over 2,000 people all
wanting to be prayed for and anointed. I missed breakfast the next morning!
A busy year ahead. Although I have postponed India this February, it is now rescheduled for May. This is the fourth
postponement, so I believing that the devil knows what great fruit will come and is opposing on every side. I will
make it in May on the fourth attempt!
The Philippines in April is back in Mindanao with Pastor Ludy. I will be with him for three weeks and also work
with a new pastor in Cagayan de Oro for three days of seminar meetings. I look forward to this.
July will see me back in Africa and another new venture. Pastor Jeremiah is heading for the Congo in early March to
arrange meetings in Uvira and Bukavu. Both names have been in the news over recent years because of the civil war, but
it appears that a window of opportunity is open and we will take it. I may be able to combine this with an invitation
to hold a crusade in Gitega in Burundi and also back to Rwanda with Pastor Kamanzi. With an increase in invitations
I am looking to find another trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Doors are also opening up in a wonderful way.
With Israel, and America also on my programme this year before a late visit back to Africa I am not sure how I might
follow a new invitation to Pakistan. It must certainly wait until 2007.
Having stood in 2 parliamentary elections and one for the local council on behalf of UK Independence Party and in
view of pressures from other directions I have decided not to stand again for them. I believe that the message
of Europe is now firmly in the public domain and others are now running with that message. It has been an
enjoyable experience, if not at times tiring!