Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mt. Horeb Welcomes Irene Tongoi, Director of New Dawn School

On the weekend of April 24-25, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin had the distinct pleasure of hosting Irene Tongoi, the director of New Dawn School.

Isaiah 9:6 says about Jesus:
For unto us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.

In Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus said about himself:
All authority on heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit....

At three different worship services she shared her testimony with the people of Mt. Horeb Evangelical Lutheran Church of how God has used her as a "minister" of His heavenly government among the poor of Huruma and Githogoro villages. Irene calls the work of New Dawn School an "exercise in the authority of Christ", and encouraged everyone to be exercising Christ's authority in our local communities and neighborhoods.

Helen Kahl, treasurer of Saba, Intl. (picture above on right) coordinated all the events of the weekend, which came off splendidly, thanks to the prayer and help of many. On Saturday evening we shared a meal at the church after the worship service. It was a great time of fellowship, and people had the chance to interact on a personal level with Irene about the work of New Dawn School. I, Cathy Woller, (pictured on left) also shared a video that highlighted how our family and this church have partnered with New Dawn School in the past. Special thanks and commendation goes to the women of the Rebecca and Sarah Circles, who provided all the food, and helped set-up and clean-up. Your humble service is greatly treasured!
This church has been very supportive of the work of New Dawn School since 2006. Several groups, and many individual donors have provided funds to enhance the lives of the students and staff. Their gifts include school uniforms, sanitary supplies to keep the girls in school, Kenyan-approved textbooks, teacher's bonuses, etc. Saba, International thanks you for being co-ministers in the government of Jesus Christ at New Dawn School!
Pictured above is Pastor John Twiton, who leads ELC of Mt. Horeb. Saba, International thanks you for your willingness to welcome Irene, and to allow her to testify to God's miracles being done for the Staff and Students at New Dawn. We praise God for the zealous ministry that is going on in this local body of Christ!
posted by Cathy Woller