The flooding over the holidays effected many areas in Kenya and caused loss of life to some of our member church congregations. Over the holidays multiple member AIC churches in Kacholua, Chepenogo and Kapechei were negatively impacted by flooding and mud slides. These churches and its members as they continue to rebuild their lives ask for our prayers. Many homesteads in the area were washed away, which displaced many people and continues to keep them displaced today. Many it is an estimated fifty had to move off their homesteads to prevent further loss of life from flooding in the future. Rather than celebrating the holidays during Christmas, these congregates were mourning the loss of life and much of their possessions. The OAIC continues to send thoughts, prayers and encouragement towards these while members begin to rebuild their lives.
In Kacholua a total of four people died, three homes were swept away in mud and twelve cattle were lost. In Chepenogo, one house-hold was affected from the Reformed Church of East Africa, one congregation member passed away and the wife is still in the hospital recovering injuries from the flooding. This house-hold also lost three cattle and twelve goats. In Kapechei the loss of young life occurred with three children from two different homesteads and two homes were washed away.
The OAIC would like to ask for your prayers during this time as these areas work to rebuild their lives and recover from their losses. We know the support and encouragement can help these churches to have hope through this difficult time.