By Alex Kiamba
Colossians 1:7-8 “It’s as vigorous in you now as when you learned it from our friend and close associate Epaphras. He is one reliable worker for Christ! I could always depend on him. He’s the one who told us how thoroughly love had been worked into your lives by the Spirit.” (THE MESSAGE)
Every Saturday and Sunday a group of young men and women go to the five high schools in Machakos for ministry. These schools are Machakos Boys, Machakos Girls, Kwanthanze Secondary, Katoloni Secondary and Machakos Academy. These labourers are generally not on fulltime ministry with The Navigators; they are either in college or working within Machakos town. They have become like Epaphras to us here, sharing the good news and helping high schools students to grow in their walk with God. There are also other labourers serving in Core Group and a couple that lead City Life Ministry.
Our current labourers include Mercy Munanie, Daniel Kyalo, Daniel Musyoki, Martin Ndeto, Erastus Kilonzo, Brian and Janet Mulinge. They have been faithfully serving and giving their time, prayers and thoughts to the advancement of the gospel. If we did not have these reliable workers some of the ministry stations would be closed. We have seen students transition from high school to Core Group (our high school graduates fellowship) because of the help they received from these labourers. They not only follow up, but are willing to share from their own lives and to model Christlikeness to the believers. These workers are God-sent. They remind us of what Jesus told the disciples: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His
harvest.” Matt 9:37-38 NASB.
This year, a group of our labourers organised our annual high school conference, held in March here in Machakos. We celebrate these friends and co-labourers for their diligent work in the harvest field in Machakos. Pray that The Lord will richly reward these men and women who have given themselves to serve him; they are true co-workers in the field. “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who
brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 NASB