Today’s blog is written with a saddened heart. As many of you are aware, on September 21st 2013 the Westgate Mall in Nairobi was a source of attack for a terrorist group. If you would like more information about the specifics this link has a good timeline for what happened. http://abcnews.go.com/International/kenya-mall-shooting-timeline-events/story?id=20334295
However, today we should take a moment to remember those who lost their lives and pray for those devastated by this tragedy. We know that for those living in Nairobi, and over Kenya as a whole, must be terrified. Know that the city and country remain in the thoughts and prayers of many throughout the world, including those at FIKISHA. Whatever is needed: a hug, a conversation, a prayer, a friend; we will be there for you. Kenya is a strong country, and they will remain strong throughout this horrible time, but they still need to feel the support of others.
‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ -Isaiah 41:10
For others around the world, remember what happened. Remember them in your prayers. In the meantime, love one another- hug your loved ones. Show God’s love to one another no matter what. It may be hard, and we know that there is frustration surrounding this event, but continue to choose love.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”- John 13:34
In the next few days, weeks, and months we encourage you to continue to show support for Kenya. Understand that this is a national tragedy, and that there will be anger and sadness. But, express your support and love. No kind deed will go unnoticed.
“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.”- Ecclesiastes 3:1