The dedication service for the majestic 4000-seater auditorium of the new Faith Evangelistic Ministries (FEM) Family Church in Karen, Nairobi took place on Sunday and both local and international church-goers studded the event.
Among hundreds who graced the event was President Uhuru Kenyatta, other senior Government officials, Amb. Yahel Vilan of Israel and delegations from 16 countries, so much so that the Government was grateful for the work of religious organisations across the country.
As you might expect, Uhuru Kenyatta was granted the chance to speak during the service. While addressing the audience he revealed that the ministry is the arguably the best House of God among the countless he has been to.
The Head of State also promised to support the church in phase two of the project that will see the construction of a seven storey parking building for over 700 vehicles. He added that the church has also got his support in anything that will improve the lives of Kenyans.
He further stressed the need for Kenyans to play their individual and collective roles so the country will reach its development targets effectively.
Lauding the Church, the President named various humanitarian missions which FEM has been undertaking to help the poor. He mentioned the special feeding centers for orphaned and destitute children in Kilifi County.
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The President said:
“In preaching practical gospel, FEM and its founder Rev Teresa Wanjiru are taking care of over 400 destitute children in Kikambala, Kilifi County, who would otherwise have had no place to call home. That is commendable.”
At the event, an artistic 90kg cake in the shape of the new sanctuary was shared courtesy of a local bank.
Going on, the President also said:
“You have a reason to smile for this magnificent prayer house constructed with contributions from faithful and friends without a single fundraiser. With dedication, God makes everything possible.”
German evangelist Rev. Reinhard Bonnke conducted the dedication service. The elaborate event was streamed live both on mainstream media and the internet via Ustream.
According to FEM church founder Rev Teresa Wanjiru, construction of the sanctuary cost over Sh1 Billion.