The SpringBoard Convention 2014

CITAM teamed up with Africa Arise for a weeklong convention held from 25th – 30th August 2014, at CITAM Valley Road. The Africa Arise & Springboard Convention draw delegates from across Africa who were trained by respected global leaders such as: Bishop Dr. David Oginde; Rev. Calisto Odede; Pastor Ben Courson (Applegate Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville Oregon, USA); Dr. Betta Mengistu (founder and chairman of Beza International Ministries, Ethiopia); Bishop Dr. Joshua H.K. Banda (Senior Pastor, Northmead Assembly of God in Lusaka, Zambia & President of the Southern Africa Region Chapter of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Africa [PAOA]) among others.
Worship was led by Africa Let’s Worship (AFLEWO) with its vision bearer Timothy Kaberia taking the lead.

Two key events marked the convention:

news1The leadership breakfast and the ordination of ministers. The breakfast, hosted by Bishop Oginde, was attended by leaders from the political; corporate and spiritual circles and they included: Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto & his wife Rachel; former House Speaker, Hon. Kenneth Marende; Leader of the Minority, Hon. Francis Nyenze; Green Africa Foundation, Dr. Isaac Kalua; Eunice Njeri (who lead worship); KCB’s Chief Business Officer & MD, Mr. Sam Makome; Senior Pastors; Elders; Deacon Board; University dons and CITAM heads of department.

new-3The second key event of the convention was the ordination of the following pastors on Saturday 30th August:

  1. Pastor Jackie Mugane – Valley Road
  2. Pastor Erastus Oyando – Thika Road
  3. Pastor Anthony Makena – Ngong
  4. Pastor Walter Momanyi  – Buruburu
  5. Pastor Harun Wangombe – Missions
  6. Pastor John Ndegwa – Missions

#DVBS2014: In the footsteps of Jesus they walked

At the beginning of each year, there is one week that all Sunday School going children in CITAM together with their pastors and children workers look forward to: the Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS). And this year was no different.

DVBS was held in ALL of CITAM’s twelve (12) assemblies, concurrently. The meticulous planning took hours of strategy to ensure a smooth flow of events. The children, aged 3-14, came in their hundreds and faithfully gathered each day from Monday 11th August 2014 to Friday 15th August with a celebration service held on Sunday 17th August.

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The indefatigable pastors and volunteers were always the first and the last to leave the assembly after ensuring each child was picked and dropped off at the right time. The cold August weather did not deter the children from attending DVBS and each assembly ensured the children were warm by serving them a cup of hot chocolate and snack each day.1 DSC_0029  DSC_0071 DSC_0286

Through song, dance, puppets and Bible stories, the theme to “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” was shared and many children made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ.