This week, please pray with us for Dr. Susan Murithi from Kenya.
An equatorial country know for its savannahs, wildlife, and prehistoric sites in the Great Rift Valley, the Republic of Kenya is home to 49 million people (83% Christian and 11% Muslim) from an estimated 47 ethnic groups. Approximately 75% of Kenyans work in agriculture. Major exports include coffee, tea, and flowers. Despite the country’s relatively stable government and competitive economy, over one-third of Kenyans live below the global poverty line (1.90 USD per day).
A pastor and professor at Kenya Methodist University, Susan completed her PhD in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Her research on contextual discipleship and urban lay ministry will help to guide and strengthen the Church’s ministries, especially in urban areas where the population is expected to quadruple by 2050. Susan and her husband Jeff have two daughters: Faith (14) and Neema (10).
Susan shares the following message:
I am grateful to God for His grace and goodness upon me and my family.
First, I thank ScholarLeaders for the prayers and support during my PhD studies, from which I graduated in May. I am now looking forward to using my acquired skills to serve God’s people in whatever capacity the Lord chooses to use me.
My family is doing well. Jeff and the kids are still in school, and all are excited about the new things they are learning in their studies.
Please pray for Jeff as he finishes his PhD Studies in Counselor Education and Supervision. Pray that the Lord would give him good health and strength, so that he can finish in good time.
Also, pray for my country Kenya, as the citizens face the reality of a poor harvest due to inadequate rains in many regions.
The Church is doing well, albeit with the challenges of the prosperity gospel. Pray that ministers would preach fearlessly the unadulterated gospel of Jesus, so that the country may experience the reign of God and wholeness.