Attacks in Kenya
My wife and I were in Kenya to visit our daughter and her family, so the attacks there have special meaning for us.
I am not "raciest", but I cannot avoid the fact that I am what is known as a WASP, White, Anglo Saxon Protectant. Regardless of what the history books say, this nation was settled and built by WASP.
I am distressed beyond words with the Muslim war against Christianity. In this war we have BLACK AND WHITE Christian women and children being killed or being sold into sexual slavery. As we look at the clothing these children have on, distinctly Christian, it is very easy to identify them as our own children.
Through Christian conversion and water baptism, we are identified closely with our black and white brothers and sisters in Christ. The Black Christians are the ones who are facing the most persecution throughout Africa.
We should be weeping and praying to God for the persecuted church world-wide.
We have been warned that within 50 years, this will be happening in America as Islam replaces Christianity at the encouragement of those who hate Christian law.
Kenya's first contact with Christianity was early fourth century when Portuguese Christians visited the East African coast. But the Moors, Black Muslims prevented its spread. 1631, 300 Christians died for their faith, and another 400 sent to the slave markets.
Christianity was dead until 1844. When missionaries arrived, they came with the idea that mission work was conversion, preaching about sin, repentance and faith in Christ. The Methodist arrived in 1860, and faced the Muslim murderers.
The Arabian Muslims have always been the slave traders for the world. As the missionaries to Africa tried to stop the trade, they were killed.
There is a good movie, ?Amazing Grace? which recounts William Wilberorce?s efforts to stop the slave trade coming into England.
The ?Jessie Jackaons? of our day care nothing about slavery, because the Muslims are still very active in capturing and selling Christian men and women into slavery.
1886: The European colonial powers divided East Africa between themselves. Germany and Britain were the main players in the game of control. The Sultan of Oman is still granted a strip on the Coastline, Somalia from where the Somalia Muslim pirates now operate.
The Graissa University College is about 80 miles from Somalia. The Somalia Muslims said they are seeking revenge for Kenya joining a military force to operate against the Muslim pirates.
Graissa is about 300 miles from were we were in Nairobi.
December 12, 1963 was Kenyan independence day.
During this time as a British colony, Christianity prospered. Christians built Churches, hospitals and schools, and a good infrastructures.
My wife's oldest daughter's husband works for Persecution Project. They work in the Sudan providing clean water, medical aid and food to those is South Sudan who are being constantly bombed by the North Sudan Muslim. Their attack is primary against Christian villages and even hospitals.
They and their 11 children lived in Kenya for 3 years. He had been traveling from the US to the Sudan through Kenya several times a year to oversee Persecution Project projects. He finally took his family to live in Nairobi, which is about 300 miles below South Sudan. We spent three weeks with them in Nairobi.
The people are very friendly and intelligent. Every Kenyan knows at least three languages: English, Swahili and their individual native tribal language.
Kenya, as are all these African nations, is made up of individual tribes who, in history past, have warred with each other. Britain united all the tribes under one head, and when Britain left, the tribal war started again.
Nairobi is a modern city, but has very bad roads, and traffic worse than anything I have been involved in. Traffic is pretty much every man for himself, even driving on sidewalks and dirt shoulders. China is investing an unbelievable amount of money in Kenya upgrading their highway system.
Christianity is very open in Nairobi, with Christian Bible Verses painted on various public transpiration vehicles. Christian names are given to shops, and there is a lot of Christian charity activity. We were able to see poverty stricken areas where Christian mission organizations had set up small businesses where the locals could work.
In fact, our daughter established a sewing guild to teach the local women to sew, and where they could earn a foot operated sewing machine so they could earn some money in their home villages.
There have been many attacks by the Muslims in Kenya, but they are not identified as Muslims. They are called "Armed gunmen". The one of the many attacks that stands out for us took place on 21 September 2013, when armed Muslims attacked the Westgate Shopping Mallin Nairobi, killing at least 69 people and injuring more than 175. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the mall. The official report said the attack was thought to be orchestrated by extremists against non-Muslim Kenyans and Westerners in the area.
There is a lot of public cover-up propaganda saying that "extremists" are simply gunmen. The fact is they are Muslims carrying out their faith which requires killing non Muslims, particularly Christians.
The Westgate Shopping Mall is where our on in law met with the head of Persecution Project for their planning sessions. They were scheduled to meet at the Westgate Mall the day of the bombing, but were unable to be there.
After the bombing, our son in law made arrangements to move to South Affrica, where they are today. We are hoping to go see them and our 11 grandchildren, ages 1-18.