Easter. Kenya.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

As a Christian, Easter is a time of celebration for myself and my family. Today, however, I am in shock from the news of the attacks in Kenyan university directed at the Christian students. While I don’t know any of the individuals who lost their lives on Thursday, my work with IFES put me in touch with staff and students in universities all over the world, including within Kenya. Today I read this message from the IFES movement in Kenya:

We can confirm that the Christian Union members in a prayer meeting in Garissa University College were among the first targets of the terrorist attack. It appears most of whom died. They have gone to be with the master whom they loved and served. We pray for strength for the relatives as they seek to identify bodies, and rest them in peace. Shalom. - FOCUS Kenya

I am grieved by the murders of these students, and the many others who died proclaiming Christ in Garissa University. I pray for the families, friends and the groups like FOCUS Kenya struggling in the aftermath. But I praise God for the life of these students, who through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, are with ‘the master whom they loved and served’.

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