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Gafcon - Uniting and Reforming: Part 3

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, what's your name, where are you from, job title, name of church.

My name is Winnie Njenga and I am Executive Director and Lead Consultant for Amethyst International. Amethyst International is a non-profit organisation that works throughout Kenya to promote good governance and leadership, health and wellness, environmental protection, wealth creation and poverty reduction.

2. Did you attend GAFCON 2008 or GAFCON 2013? What are your most memorable moments? 

I attended GAFCON 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. There were many memorable moments for me.

Firstly, I was privileged to be one of the 2 MC's, I was however struggling with a terrible backache and had to go for a physiotherapy session before or after each day! I had many of my fellow delegates praying for me. Witnessing these prayers was such a joy and a gift as I saw the Lord at work from day to day! 

In addition, the praise and worship during GAFCON 2013 was delightful. I also really enjoyed the recounting of the East African Tukutendereza revival movement, and the singing of the song Tuku Tendereza brought tears to my eyes. This is a song know by all the nations in Eastern Africa in the Luganda langugage and also in each venacular language in all the countries. There was such a deep sense of the Lords reviving spirit.

3. Why are you going to GAFCON 2018?

I am going to GAFCON 2018 because I believe in the sanctity of scripture as God intended it and also appreciate the fellowship of fellow confessing Anglicans. I am therefore looking forward to a wonderful time of refreshment. I have also had the privilege of being asked again to MC the conference, a role I do not take lightly and look forward to the Lord being at work through this.

4. What are you looking forward to most about the conference?

I am looking forward to the sessions where the Bible will be taught and also seeing where these scriptures took place as we tour the sites recorded in the Bible. I am also looking forward to the deep and enriched worship.

5. What advice would you give to someone attending in June who hasn't attended a conference before? What can they be doing to get the best out of GAFCON 2018?

  • Bring an open heart and one which is yearning for God.
  • Be prepared to engage in the plenary and breakout sessions.
  • Pray up, for yourself that the Lord might prepare you and for the organisers for the good hand of the Lord to continually lead them.
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