By Enock Kamau

As they travelled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” Acts 8:36 NIV

There was great jubilation in Kutus Town in Kirinyaga County when Joseph Gatimu a 2nd Year Computer science & Mathematics student at Kirinyaga University decided to make Jesus Christ the Lord of his life.

His journey to baptism began a month ago.  Mzee Ephantus Njogu was going about his usual photography business in Kutus Town when he met Joseph. Mzee says he was prompted by the Spirit to start sharing with him about Christ. Joseph was receptive and open which urged him on.  Later in the day Mzee went to Joseph’s house to continue with the conversation about this beautiful story of Jesus and invited him to the Embu Men’s Forum where he connected Joseph to the leader Kimanzi Tuli and Enock Kamau who helps with the Singles and Campus ministry.

Joseph Gatimu in the middle with Kimanzi Tuli and Josephine (Ephantus Njogu’s wife) after his baptism.

Immediately Joseph started studying the Bible and learning from it. Other students would easily say they are busy revising, but not Joseph; he decided to seek God first. Joseph’s faith has refreshed the Embu Church and many disciples feel inspired by his heart and attitude.

“This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” John 6:65

The Embu Church has twenty eight disciples that includes 2 singles and 2 campus students. The Church meets in two regions — Embu and Kutus in Kerugoya, and is led by Kimanzi and Janet Tuli. Joseph is the youngest man to have joined the Kutus region made up of 7 much older disciples.

The Church in Embu is happy that God is answering their prayers to bring young campus students into their midst. We cannot wait to see what plans God has for Joseph’s life, and we have faith that more campus students are on the way.  We thank God for his wonderful deeds.

CategoryEmbu, Kenya
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