Memories from Kamukuywa Bible School
It was a mildly hot afternoon when we arrived at
Kamukuywa. We were received by Brethren Justus Mabuka and Herman
Kisabuli and Sister Anet Mabuka on behalf of the other brethren and
sisters at Brother Justus’s home.
After a short while after being refreshed with
sodas, we moved to the nearby ecclesial hall for the memorial service.
This memorial service was to give newly-baptised brethren and sisters
the opportunity to partake of the emblems in memory of our absent
Lord. Bro Robert Ryan (UK) gave a word of exhortation and we were all
After the meeting, sisters served delicious meals
both in the hall and outside. I found myself taking many ‘chapas’
(chipatis) cut into quarters. The fried liver – Woh!
The following day was the real start of the three
day Bible School; at 9:30 we started with a hymn, a prayer and an
address. Our first speaker was Bro Peter White (UK) on “Joshua as a
Type of Christ”. He based his talk on Joshua’s faith, so strong that
he could be relied upon. The name ‘Joshua’ is the same as ‘Jesus’ and
means ‘The Lord will save’. “Faith is the confidence of things hoped
for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 1:1). Dear brethren and
sisters, let us all daily meditate upon the whole counsel of God, so
that the faith that was in Joshua may also develop in us that we may
become men and women whom our ecclesial families and our individual
homes may rely upon to the glory of God.
We also had other interesting addresses:
“Melchizedek” by Bro David Green (UK), “Events showing the return of
the Lord” (Luke 21:20-24), “Abrahamic Promises” (Genesis 12:1-3) and
other topics. Bro Peter White came again and spoke on “David and his
life”, David also being a type of Christ (1 Samuel 17:39,40,48,49).
Saul’s strength declined and David’s increased –compare with Jesus and
John the Baptist (John 3:30). The Millennium, the pre-existence of
Christ and an exposition of Daniel chapter 7 were other interesting
We all enjoyed the company of brethren and sisters,
most of whom had never met one another before. Should our Lord tarry,
hopefully there will be another Bible School in Kamukaywa; but should
he return sooner, by God’s grace, let us meet in the Kingdom.
Bro Geoffrey Chitcher (Kobujoi, Kenya)