We are called to serve and the service to God is never in vain. The saint Stephen Anglican Church has its own unique ways it handles our community matters. We avail our church hall for community events besides spiritual nourishment. We understand the mission for every Christian is the same, to do the will of God on earth and later ascend to heaven through faith. But we also understand that we have different visions. That is why our Vicar opens the doors to guest speakers from many other affiliations.
Our greatest achievement is the building we now occupy and the ability to keep up with the mortgage.
It is my sincere hope that we shall be able to clear the payments so as to move on to the next step. The first dream I had was to have a Kenyan community centre with every meaning of the title.
But due a perennial lack of unity of purpose and sharp religious boundaries back home, it has become increasingly difficult to bring our people together even here in America.
As a result, we now have about 5 Kenyan Churches in one town of Lowell, 3 churches in Lawrence and another 5 in Worcester and yet another 5 south of Boston. Some of the Churches try to justify their existence by claiming to be more holy, while others label others as ungodly.
We have therefore continued to be even more individualistic as other immigrant communities continue to thrive in selfless unity. Our church strives to play a leading role in bringing our people together. Our doors are open to all regardless of your church affiliation.
Just contact us if you have a need.
Our Church stands on 4 pillars like a family, i.e. The Fathers union, The Mothers union, the Youth and the Sunday school. The church affairs are run by the church council.
Let us be kind to others and pray for them. Let us help one another during the time of need. Let us support those with special gifts in all areas and much more love our country Kenya.
David N. Ikanyi