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RAKELI NYAMBURA KIRUGUMI

We need your help in telling the stories of the early Christians in the region, who were tortured for the sake of the Kingdom!

Suffering was anticipated of early Christians. There was no greater honor than to imitate Christ’s death on the cross by accepting martyrdom (witness by one’s blood). Even if the Jewish inheritance had not depicted the magnificent nature of death rather than rejection of Israel in books like the Fourth Book of the Maccabees, Christianity would have eventually held the martyr’s death in high regard. As the writer of 1 Peter expressed it, “If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.” (4:16).

The potential disciples in Kenya welcomed Christianity with enthusiasm, but it came with its own set of expectations. It branded all local religious traditions and behavior as barbarian and evil. As a result, joining it entailed committing to abandoning one’s previous way of life, forging new relationships, and adjusting to new moral and religious standards, adherence, and allegiance. As a result, the new flock of believers were labeled as “rebels” for rejecting their tribal traditions in favor of new religious systems.


One example is from the tribe of the Kikuyu, who are one of the biggest tribes in Kenya. Christians’ resistance to Mau Mau was well known. Many people killed for their beliefs, either because they refused to take the Mau Mau pledge or because they were intimidated, or because they brought information out. Many others were shunned and mocked; others were attacked and beaten, losing their homes and having their crops burned. That was the key to their faith’s bravery.


We are able to express our love for Christ today, because of the sacrifices made. It is important that these heroes are remembered and that their stories told, to be a beacon of hope and strength for us Christians and the brethren who are losing spirit that through it all God’s grace will always enable to us to overcome it all.

 
We are hoping to partner with you to reach out to masses. Our goal is to raise 700,000/- which will enable us produce one episode of a series of 13 intended episodes. No amount is too small or too much. Whatever support you give us, in cash or in kind, will go a long way to making this project a success.
Blessings!

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The potential disciples in Kenya welcomed Christianity with enthusiasm, but it came with its own set of expectations. It branded all local religious traditions and behavior as barbarian and evil. As a result, joining it entailed committing to abandoning one’s previous way of life, forging new relationships, and adjusting to new moral and religious standards, adherence, and allegiance. As a result, the new flock of believers were labeled as “rebels” for rejecting their tribal traditions in favor of new religious systems.


One example is from the tribe of the Kikuyu, who are one of the biggest tribes in Kenya. Christians’ resistance to Mau Mau was well known. Many people killed for their beliefs, either because they refused to take the Mau Mau pledge or because they were intimidated, or because they brought information out. Many others were shunned and mocked; others were attacked and beaten, losing their homes and having their crops burned. That was the key to their faith’s bravery.


We are able to express our love for Christ today, because of the sacrifices made. It is important that these heroes are remembered and that their stories told, to be a beacon of hope and strength for us Christians and the brethren who are losing spirit that through it all God’s grace will always enable to us to overcome it all.

 
We are hoping to partner with you to reach out to masses. Our goal is to raise 700,000/- which will enable us produce one episode of a series of 13 intended episodes. No amount is too small or too much. Whatever support you give us, in cash or in kind, will go a long way to making this project a success.
Blessings!

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